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Old 19-05-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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Review of NSC on Radio 1 chart blog

What it says. Review by the guy who wrote a review of The Resistance (i think)

link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chartblog...ron_star.shtml

If you'll forgive (yet) another gross oversimplification of the way things are, the job of every songwriter is to create an alternative world for their audience to visit. This is what people need music for. They can visit it wholeheartedly, as an escape, while shutting their eyes to hide any clue that they currently already reside in a perfectly functioning plane of reality, or they can try and lay it over the top of their daily life, so reality acts as a kind of facial background to music's drawn-on-moustache.

There is also some difference as to what kind of moustache the songwriter wishes to draw. Some try and keep things as close to the real world as possible, carefully detailing each hair and follicle, so that the only difference between the two planes of existence is the moustache itself. Others draw on a cartoon moustache, specs, a false nose and then change the colour of the sky.

Muse, it's fair to say, would also add chrome antlers and some scaly green bloodshotting to the eyes.

(There is a video. But you can't see it. Not here. Not now. Not yet.)

What's fascinating about this song is that it sees Muse turning their reality-altering Preposteriser Ray on their own back catalogue. Taking (only) slightly less melodramatic love songs - LOVE SONGS FROM THE END OF INFINITY SQUARED, lest we forget - like 'Invincible' and even parts of 'Plug In Baby' (similar melody in the chorus) and making them bigger, broader, more overwhelming, if such a thing is even possible.

And the way they've done this is to wholly embrace the music of Queen, and West End musicals, as if this is what they meant to sound like all alone. They're We Will Rock You, only with scruffier haircuts and more lyrics about space. I can see why some Muse fans might feel let down by the softer, less rockmonstery bits, but it's not like these elements haven't been part of the band's sound from the start.

And as a soundtrack song to the Twilight series of films - a series which is all about the reality-crushing pain of troubled love - it's a perfect fit.

One final thought: there are times when listening to Matt Bellamy sing is similar to watching someone fill a balloon with water. The more time goes by, the more you wonder when he's gonna explode. The good news is, if he ever DOES, you can bet it'll be in the most extravagant and astonishing manner possible. The man's a pro.
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Old 19-05-2010, 05:27 PM   #2
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They're We Will Rock You, only with scruffier haircuts and more lyrics about space.
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Old 19-05-2010, 05:28 PM   #3
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The man's a pro.[/i]
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Old 19-05-2010, 05:33 PM   #4
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Muse, it's fair to say, would also add chrome antlers and some scaly green bloodshotting to the eyes.

(There is a video. But you can't see it. Not here. Not now. Not yet.)
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Shit review, because it does not represent my opinion
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Old 19-05-2010, 05:39 PM   #7
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@review. Let's hope Matt never does explode as it would be very messy, and rather upsetting!

Isn't the video due tomorrow?
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One final thought: there are times when listening to Matt Bellamy sing is similar to watching someone fill a balloon with water. The more time goes by, the more you wonder when he's gonna explode. The good news is, if he ever DOES, you can bet it'll be in the most extravagant and astonishing manner possible. The man's a pro.
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@review. Let's hope Matt never does explode as it would be very messy, and rather upsetting!


Isn't the video due tomorrow?
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Old 19-05-2010, 08:37 PM   #10
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And the way they've done this is to wholly embrace the music of Queen, and West End musicals, as if this is what they meant to sound like all alone.

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That's what i was thinking this morning. I could imagine this being used for a musical.
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One final thought: there are times when listening to Matt Bellamy sing is similar to watching someone fill a balloon with water. The more time goes by, the more you wonder when he's gonna explode. The good news is, if he ever DOES, you can bet it'll be in the most extravagant and astonishing manner possible. The man's a pro.
Why is the thought of an exploding Matt Bellamy so funny?


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One final thought: there are times when listening to Matt Bellamy sing is similar to watching someone fill a balloon with water. The more time goes by, the more you wonder when he's gonna explode. The good news is, if he ever DOES, you can bet it'll be in the most extravagant and astonishing manner possible.
. As if one of us would ever want to see this happen.
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Shouldnt this song be on the charts??Im not sure how it all works lol
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Old 20-05-2010, 11:42 AM   #15
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Shouldnt this song be on the charts??Im not sure how it all works lol
It'll debut on the charts next week I believe. I just looked at it though and Uprising is still #4 on the rock charts. Crazy.
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