#1
I know there's a Muse thread, but I feel it's justified to discuss the song separately, so we can address the issue without having to give links to backing tracks and gear tips every 5 posts or so.

Ok, my general feeling was positive, but I wasn't satisfied with the lyrics, they were very plain. The obviousness of the Queen harmonies and guitar fills was awesome, I think that was perfect and I think there's nothing wrong with the Chopin excerpts.

I'm just really scared Muse have forsaken their "Origins", I was hoping for a return to the absurd distortion and punching riffs, with massive intervals or fast rhythms, megalomanous structures and dynamic variations; I'm a fan of everything in Origin of Symmetry and Absolution, I like Showbiz, but I hate Black Holes and Revelations as an album, despite loving a lot of the songs individually.

So share your impressions.
#2
Agreed on the Black Holes And Revalationa part. I've noticed that as theeir albums progress in time they get calmer and calmer, which is good and bad.
#3
Upon rehearing the song a few times, with the outro (collateral Damage), I've started to get the feeling it'll fit in really well in a concept album, like Absolution. I think we might see some of the eccentricity and craziness of BHaR mixed with the story like structure of Absolution.