It must be great being in Muse. Cool band, everyone’s got a soft spot for you, you can fill stadiums but also pop into Teignmouth Costa and not get mobbed.
The main problem with Muse is that everyone takes them so seriously, because they’re clever people and make clever music. One review we read for this uses the words “dystopian” and “technophobic”. But we’ve seen them live, it’s just fun, over the top and played loud. That’s it really, and they’re fantastic musicians.
This new one seems to be more straightforward rock than previous outings. While it’s still flamboyant and loud, there’s not much that’s really over the top; there’s a lot of pulsing synth so it’s as much Pet Shop Boys on steroids.
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