Black Holes & Revelations review by Muse

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  • Released: Jul 11, 2006
  • Sound: 1
  • Lyrics: 2
  • Overall Impression: 3
  • Reviewer's score: 2 Junky
  • Users' score: 8.9 (645 votes)
Muse: Black Holes & Revelations
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Sound — 1
I'm going to make this plain and simple, this was a disapointing turn in the bands career. I did not like the electronic sound that they have taken a liking to. It seemes to me they were making an attempt to fuse rock with a new age main stream style of music and although that seems like a good idea in theroy, I'm not convinced that it was such a good idea in practise. I feel that they should have progessed on there prior sounds rather then attempting to take on a new style, Absolution and Origion of Symmetry were both fan-f--king-tastic! However like Showbiz, Black Holes and Revelations just seemed like it wasn't muse at all, if you get what I'm trying to say.

Lyrics — 2
Although this album was pretty bad it was not completely unbarable. I must admit that knights of cydonia, city of delusion, exo-polotics and hoodoo were ok I'd give all those songs accumatively 7/10 at best. I think that these songs were the only to highlight from that album. This being because they actually seemed like they had some kind of structure to the, and by structure I mean they make sence and I have to highlight hoodoo from this album I actually thought that wasn't too bad, very strong powerfull lyrics and vocal techniquies. I really have to also point out that supermassive black hole has to be the worst song they have ever pulled out of there arse it was just 5 mins of random words and super high pitched whining.

Overall Impression — 3
I was over all very dispointed in the effort that Muse had put into this album, If you're and Absolution and Origion of symettry fan I strongly advice you to never touch this album as it may make feel as if Muse are now tainted and you may never feel the same way about them again. I know that's how I certaintly feel about them. I really hope to god with all my heart that the next album will blow me away and I will once again be proud to say I am a muse fan.

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    RockzKudaime
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    Bozjoarmstrong
    [quote]Frusciante30 : Meh. They're overrarted/quote] says someone who names themselves after a guitarist who is largely overshadowed by a bassist... and I love the Chillis... Muse are in a league of their own, as good as Radiohead are, nothing can compare to Muse at the moment, I honestly believe they are the best band on the planet.