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Robinson
14-06-2008, 11:13 AM
Hey people,

This has probably been posted before, but I lack the wit to search the forums for replies.

I went on holiday to Crete last year with Muse on my iPod, providing me with many deep moments as I sat on the "philosophical rock" contemplating life and the Universe (I'd never istened to them before to be honest). Now I'm not saying Muse are all played out (I still listen to them) but for this years holiday, I'm looking for a similar experience. I suppose it's hard because Muse are somewhat unique in sound, but can anyone suggest some new music that would sit well with me on this years Philosophical Rock?

I appreciate your answers.

Robin

the small printcess
14-06-2008, 11:33 AM
Hey people,

This has probably been posted before, but I lack the wit to search the forums for replies.

I went on holiday to Crete last year with Muse on my iPod, providing me with many deep moments as I sat on the "philosophical rock" contemplating life and the Universe (I'd never istened to them before to be honest). Now I'm not saying Muse are all played out (I still listen to them) but for this years holiday, I'm looking for a similar experience. I suppose it's hard because Muse are somewhat unique in sound, but can anyone suggest some new music that would sit well with me on this years Philosophical Rock?

I appreciate your answers.

Robin

Radiohead perhaps... if anything, am listening to Kid A right now... so my opinion is swayed... but despite that, I think Radiohead make good thinking music... it's very beautiful music... another band who make beautiful music are Keane.

Regardless of the music, I hope you have a great holiday!

edit: just saw your joining date for the Muse Board... Hi, Hello and Welcome :)

stefko_25
14-06-2008, 11:54 AM
Don't think there's a band which sounds like them, frankly, they're unique! :p
On the other hand, Placibo is their most similar artist on last.fm, so I guess yuo could try that (:

the small printcess
14-06-2008, 12:03 PM
Don't think there's a band which sounds like them, frankly, they're unique! :p
On the other hand, Placibo is their most similar artist on last.fm, so I guess yuo could try that (:

I agree... Muse dont sound like any other band... they are very unique!

naget4music
14-06-2008, 12:05 PM
I agree... Muse dont sound like any other band... they are very unique!

and thats why I love them.because there is no other

Pluginbabydoll
14-06-2008, 12:10 PM
On the other hand, Placibo is their most similar artist on last.fm, so I guess yuo could try that (:

Haha, that just proves there's no band like them. Muse sound nothing like placebo.

seregon
14-06-2008, 12:12 PM
Pure Reason Revolution
65daysofstatic
God Speed You! Black Emperor
A Silver Mt. Zion
Explosions in the sky
Porcupine Tree

These bands have very thoughtful emotional music but not easy to get into though.

Bands that TRY to sound like Muse but are merely copy cats.. Zornik, Fightstar

Matthijs
14-06-2008, 12:18 PM
Queen :rolleyes:

stefko_25
14-06-2008, 12:25 PM
Haha, that just proves there's no band like them. Muse sound nothing like placebo.

My point exactly ;)

alyssa_
14-06-2008, 12:29 PM
Pure Reason Revolution
65daysofstatic
God Speed You! Black Emperor
A Silver Mt. Zion
Explosions in the sky
Porcupine Tree

These bands have very thoughtful emotional music but not easy to get into though.

Bands that TRY to sound like Muse but are merely copy cats.. Zornik, Fightstar

post-rock? doesn't sound like my00ze to me. :stunned:

Amazing bands though! (GY!BE, Explosions in the Sky...)

Robinson
14-06-2008, 12:43 PM
Well ok, I'll tell you what's on my iPod at the moment. I apologise in advance if any of the following is too distressing for the reader:

Muse
Kean
Coldplay
Radiohead
Supergrass
The Hoosiers
Editors
Kaiser Chiefs
Arctic Monkeys
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C Minor :D

AFX Twiiin!
14-06-2008, 01:14 PM
Radiohead, Lol

seregon
14-06-2008, 01:26 PM
post-rock? doesn't sound like my00ze to me. :stunned:

Amazing bands though! (GY!BE, Explosions in the Sky...)

Well I was going for the more Philosophical approach like the thread maker noted. It is very hard to pick out a band that is similar to Muse.

Well ok, I'll tell you what's on my iPod at the moment. I apologise in advance if any of the following is too distressing for the reader:

Muse
Kean
Coldplay
Radiohead
Supergrass
The Hoosiers
Editors
Kaiser Chiefs
Arctic Monkeys
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C Minor :D

:noey: Definately try out those bands.

Matthijs
14-06-2008, 02:22 PM
JUGH KEAN!

*runs*

susurr0
14-06-2008, 04:03 PM
Pure Reason Revolution
65daysofstatic
God Speed You! Black Emperor
A Silver Mt. Zion
Explosions in the sky
Porcupine Tree

These bands have very thoughtful emotional music but not easy to get into though.

Bands that TRY to sound like Muse but are merely copy cats.. Zornik, Fightstar
That.

alyssa_
14-06-2008, 06:50 PM
Well I was going for the more Philosophical approach like the thread maker noted. It is very hard to pick out a band that is similar to Muse.

Oh--I just read the title of the thread. :LOL:

Robinson
14-06-2008, 06:50 PM
Pure Reason Revolution
65daysofstatic
God Speed You! Black Emperor
A Silver Mt. Zion
Explosions in the sky
Porcupine Tree

These bands have very thoughtful emotional music but not easy to get into though.

Bands that TRY to sound like Muse but are merely copy cats.. Zornik, Fightstar

I just listened to Pure Reason Revolution and I have to say it was totally lacking in emotional energy (yes, yes I know, I'm a pompous ass). I couldn't make out the difference between the songs on the album either. Chosing a track was a bit like trying to distingush between a spoonful of porridge taken from one side of the bowl over one taken from the other. It's all YUK!

Fightstar faired better. I got quite excited about `Floods'. Still something missing though. I can't quite put my finger on it.

When are Muse going to release another album? :(

seregon
14-06-2008, 07:02 PM
I just listened to Pure Reason Revolution and I have to say it was totally lacking in emotional energy (yes, yes I know, I'm a pompous ass). I couldn't make out the difference between the songs on the album either. Chosing a track was a bit like trying to distingush between a spoonful of porridge taken from one side of the bowl over one taken from the other. It's all YUK!

Fightstar faired better. I got quite excited about `Floods'. Still something missing though. I can't quite put my finger on it.

When are Muse going to release another album? :(

Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear.

Robinson
14-06-2008, 07:08 PM
Pure Reason Revolution
65daysofstatic
God Speed You! Black Emperor
A Silver Mt. Zion
Explosions in the sky
Porcupine Tree

These bands have very thoughtful emotional music but not easy to get into though.

Bands that TRY to sound like Muse but are merely copy cats.. Zornik, Fightstar

This band = muse like amazingness

http://www.myspace.com/futslung

Can someone pleeeeeeease check this band out, they have a muse like amazingness to them!

The song Out of the box is a has elements of Butterflies & Hurricanes and Knights of Cydonia to it.....epic :D:D:D:D

They are a support band and perhaps they should stay that way; not bad, but not exceptional either (just imho!). I can't listen to just any old tat on my Philosophical Rock you know.

Neeeeeeeeeeeeeext.

seregon
14-06-2008, 07:12 PM
They are a support band and perhaps they should stay that way; not bad, but not exceptional either (just imho!). I can't listen to just any old tat on my Philosophical Rock you know.

Neeeeeeeeeeeeeext.

Sorry but "philosophical rock" sounds rather elitist. If you want something where the music takes you on a journey then those bands I listed are a good start. If you mean lyric wise then can't really help you. Also try "Battles" they are rather unusual but unique. Also "Mr. Bungle" as well.

Robinson
14-06-2008, 07:18 PM
Sorry but "philosophical rock" sounds rather elitist. If you want something where the music takes you on a journey then those bands I listed are a good start. If you mean lyric wise then can't really help you. Also try "Battles" they are rather unusual but unique. Also "Mr. Bungle" as well.

Oh, it isn't Elitist. Well ok, I suppose it is on a personal level, yes, because we don't all like the same sounds, but the fact we're on this forum leads me to believe we all like Muse. If something sounds bland to me, it's a subjective personal thing I suppose, so you shouldn't take it personally. I'm listening to Black Sabbath right now, which probably demonstrates my point quite well :LOL:.

AJ20R
14-06-2008, 07:30 PM
RADIOHEAD, LOL.

By the way listen to the manic street preachers, and you shall like.

rock_smith
14-06-2008, 08:43 PM
This band = muse like amazingness

http://www.myspace.com/futslung

Can someone pleeeeeeease check this band out, they have a muse like amazingness to them!

The song Out of the box is a has elements of Butterflies & Hurricanes and Knights of Cydonia to it.....epic :D:D:D:D

Finlay
14-06-2008, 08:49 PM
I love FUTS LUNG!

alyssa_
14-06-2008, 08:51 PM
I just listened to Pure Reason Revolution and I have to say it was totally lacking in emotional energy (yes, yes I know, I'm a pompous ass). I couldn't make out the difference between the songs on the album either. Chosing a track was a bit like trying to distingush between a spoonful of porridge taken from one side of the bowl over one taken from the other. It's all YUK!

Fightstar faired better. I got quite excited about `Floods'. Still something missing though. I can't quite put my finger on it.

When are Muse going to release another album? :(

...but you did give Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions in the Sky a listen, right? If not, SHAME ON YOU.

rock_smith
15-06-2008, 10:22 PM
I love FUTS LUNG!

They are awsome! I love the fact that although they have there own style, you can pick up on loads of muse references :D:D

I seriously think any Muse fan should at least give them a chance :D

fiofo
15-06-2008, 11:15 PM
...but you did give Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions in the Sky a listen, right? If not, SHAME ON YOU.

+1 to that! GY!BE are awesome and I saw Explosions live... they were incredible! :happy:

Clunge
17-06-2008, 11:35 PM
- Amplifier
- Oceansize
- Pure Reason Revolution
- Radiohead/Thom Yorke
- Coldplay
- Dream Theater
- Fear Of Music
- Grand Volume
- The Icarus Line
- Jeff Buckley
- Kinesis
- Placebo
- Porcupine Tree
- The Secret Machines
- The Subways
- Vib Gyor

All have either been an influence on Muse's music, or have been influenced by Muse's music, or just sound similar.

The_Tourist
18-06-2008, 04:48 AM
Mew, M83 and Moby are pretty good....
Pink Floyd is also good.

Hyper
18-06-2008, 10:30 PM
on some blog I read today was talking about Russian Circles being Muse without vocals

Valentin_Selezynov
18-06-2008, 10:32 PM
I think that Muse try to sound like AFI on Decemberunderground.

Robinson
20-06-2008, 11:31 PM
Mew, M83 and Moby are pretty good....
Pink Floyd is also good.

Good call. I think I'm going to go with Floyd. I haven't listened to a lot of their material for ages (I played Animals on loop for a few days last winter!).

Robinson
20-06-2008, 11:38 PM
...but you did give Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions in the Sky a listen, right? If not, SHAME ON YOU.

ohhhhh, just got hold of some Explosions in the Sky. ....sweet spot..... Love them...... :D Thanks for the reference.

achlitron
24-06-2008, 08:06 AM
I think that Muse try to sound like AFI on Decemberunderground.

hmm..i really dont hear it...

at all.

Galaxy Falcon
25-06-2008, 01:38 PM
First

Robinson
16-07-2008, 10:38 PM
Ok, so I've returned from my holiday. Guess which band and which tracks I listened to mostly, while contemplating the mountain from my hotel balcony? Heh? :D

Allrightnow
16-07-2008, 10:46 PM
I think that Muse try to sound like AFI on Decemberunderground.

Meh, that's an insult to Muse. AFI used to be good back in the good old days but Decemberunderground's just...shit.

Allrightnow
16-07-2008, 10:46 PM
Ok, so I've returned from my holiday. Guess which band and which tracks I listened to mostly, while contemplating the mountain from my hotel balcony? Heh? :D

Radiohead

Ritos Faar
16-07-2008, 11:08 PM
'Philosophical rock'?

You might wanna try some proggy stuff, like (as has already been mentioned I'm sure) Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Pinky Floyd etc. - also try Transatlantic or Triumvirat if you like stuff with a bit of a retro prog feel.

(BE CAREFUL WITH PORCUPINE TREE. Their style varies from album to album; Sky Moves Sideways, On The Sunday Of Life and Up The Downstair are all older, weirdy psychedelic albums. Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun are more poppy, whilst Signify is again a weird beasty, with elements of metal in it too. In Absentia I haven't really heard. Fear Of A Blank Planet is less interesting to listen to and I feel it drags too much. Deadwing is in my opinion their best album, combining the best parts of metal, prog and their old psych stuff into an album of pure gold. If you like it, you'll love it.)

I don't really know many other bands I could lump in with Muse, because they're an amalgam of many different things. It all depends on which part of their music you like best.

And yeah, Radiohead are usually a good bet. I'd recommend OK Computer and In Rainbows.

Apocalyptic Gerbil
16-07-2008, 11:19 PM
Muse are NOT unique, there are at least 5 other mainstream bands that they sound like! But they are by far the best!

Allrightnow
16-07-2008, 11:20 PM
Muse are NOT unique, there are at least 5 other mainstream bands that they sound like! But they are by far the best!

That's just bollocks.

Davinq
17-07-2008, 06:18 AM
That's just bollocks.

+1 for truth.

Muse do NOT sound like 5 other mainstream bands, and I would like the OP of that statement to clear things up and explain what a mistake they made and how they were really talking about Radiohead. xD

mistysakura
17-07-2008, 12:57 PM
+1 for truth.

Muse do NOT sound like 5 other mainstream bands, and I would like the OP of that statement to clear things up and explain what a mistake they made and how they were really talking about Radiohead. xD

++

OP: name said five mainstream bands, please. Oh, and while you're at it, name five mainstream bands that sound like Radiohead. :P

The National doesn't sound like Muse in general, but if someone told me Dom was guest drumming on Mistaken for Strangers, I'd totally believe them. http://www.myspace.com/thenational One awesome drumming track.

Robinson
18-07-2008, 09:19 PM
Radiohead

Nice try. Actually, after all that, I listened to Muse! :D

Favorite songs were:

New Born
Hate This And I'll Love You
Stockholm Syndrome

It's funny but the music is all new when you listen to it in a new place.

Sarah.Plug.In.Baby
18-07-2008, 09:47 PM
Nice try. Actually, after all that, I listened to Muse! :D

Favorite songs were:

New Born
Hate This And I'll Love You
Stockholm Syndrome

It's funny but the music is all new when you listen to it in a new place.

lol yeah i think your right there last time i went on holiday a week after i joined this board acctually lol i took my ipod with me and id only just heard the muse version of cant take my eyes off of you :$ be the end of the holiday id managed to listen to that track alone 78 times :$ :chuckle i listened to muse like everytime we got in the car, when relaxing, on the plane and practically all the way too and from getwick which takes about 6 hours for me it was awesome :happy: i dont think ive ever spent so much time listening to muse-ic :p

CountDracula
19-07-2008, 01:53 AM
- Ghinzu
- Biffy Clyro
- Ornatos Violeta
- Linda Martini (you should check this out... they are portuguese... but.. amazing... listen to the song "amor combate" if you)
- Ours
- Vex Red
- The cinematics

that's my opinion. cheers

Djzaki
24-09-2008, 07:08 AM
Theres a turkish band that has a vibe that relates a lot to muse
they are called mor ve otesi

HarmonyLover
24-09-2008, 07:19 AM
Nobody sounds like Muse.

Morinphen
24-09-2008, 06:04 PM
Nobody sounds like Muse.

Queen.System Of A Down.Rage Against The Machine.Sergei Rachmaninov...Zornik,the band in which a friend of mine plays...and the list goes on and on.

Finlay
24-09-2008, 06:26 PM
Queen.System Of A Down.Rage Against The Machine.Sergei Rachmaninov...Zornik,the band in which a friend of mine plays...and the list goes on and on.

Those bands you listed don't sound like Muse, they are influences yes but I agree that no band sounds like Muse.

So is you friend in Zornik or does he play their songs? :$ Mr.X posted a clip of Black Hope Shot Down on Muselive:happy:

AJ20R
24-09-2008, 06:28 PM
Muse

Morinphen
24-09-2008, 08:27 PM
Those bands you listed don't sound like Muse, they are influences yes but I agree that no band sounds like Muse.

So is you friend in Zornik or does he play their songs? :$ Mr.X posted a clip of Black Hope Shot Down on Muselive:happy:
I listed them meaning that they do have some influences or have been influenced by Muse-I just can“t see System Of A Down playing "Muscle Museum"!-so Muse are not entirely original in their sound.
My friend“s band (or,better said,the band in which my friend plays)has some Muse influences,and no,they“re not Zornik.Theż (Zornik) are not my favourite band,but I did spot the "Black Hope Shot Down"sample as soon as I listened to the first notes.

rhasia
20-12-2008, 05:23 AM
"];) Muse sounds like the band, Ours. Check them out. Great music, like Muse. ;)

CitizenAgitated
20-12-2008, 06:28 AM
Queen.System Of A Down.Rage Against The Machine.Sergei Rachmaninov...Zornik,the band in which a friend of mine plays...and the list goes on and on.

Rachmaninov? He died in 1940.

CountDracula
20-12-2008, 02:33 PM
"];) Muse sounds like the band, Ours. Check them out. Great music, like Muse. ;)
indeed it does ;) Ours is awesome.

f96pt
19-01-2009, 09:25 PM
- Reckless ( Portuguese band )
- Zornik ( Belgian band )

beachbabe
22-01-2009, 11:56 AM
Nobody sounds like Muse...

Olli
09-01-2010, 04:38 PM
Voltaire from Germany have some elements of Muse in their songs, but their sound is much more poppy and they sing in German, so not music for everyone. I think especially this in this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA2w-w7G0f4&fmt=18 you can hear how musey they are sometimes. But of course they don't sound exactly like Muse...nobody does:)

Kirby
09-01-2010, 04:39 PM
Nobody sounds like Muse...

I was just thinking that... I mean, you can tell Muse are influenced by Queen and stuff but they combine so many different elements in their music that it's hard to find any bands that actually sound similar!

beatlesmaniac98
09-01-2010, 04:46 PM
no band sounds like muse cause muse are not a band or even human they are ailens who come here to take over our minds with their awesome musical talents and in the end they suck us up into spac with them just spo that we can live in a world with only muse cause come on its not possible that one man is so sexy :yesey:

futurellama
09-01-2010, 04:48 PM
:LOL:

Blendrose
09-01-2010, 04:50 PM
Too manytimes people said they heared bands that sounds like them, most of the time thire right( nothing bad about muse is just true!) but every single band i've heared who "sounds" like them have one thing missing.\( including Radiohead) Muse has this passion to thire music like NO other band i've ever heared. They are making music from love. Not many really have that going for them....:$

micaelams
10-01-2010, 12:50 AM
hm.... i dont think muse is like radiohead, cause the only think that confuses people is that thom yorke sings a little bit like matt, and he uses some falsetto.... but that's it

Glorious Resistance
10-01-2010, 12:59 AM
- Reckless ( Portuguese band )
- Zornik ( Belgian band )

ohh reckless is great.

keithribs
28-03-2010, 07:21 AM
None of the bands I know that sound like Muse are good. This song "Solvency" VAGUELY sounds like a more raw/crude/American, screamo Muse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kufX0GzkbnMp

Or maybe it just has a crazy drum beat and sounds evil.

a-beeBUZZ
03-12-2010, 11:03 AM
There's a welsh band called The Last republic just breaking into the scene. I had a private gig a few weeks back from them and they are actually unbelievably awesome. You cannot help but compare Jonnie Owen's falsetto to Matt Bellamy so it might be worth checking them out guys xD

Music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpxBZ3t90iE

Live performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IepgvIxy5Y

Abi x