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Old 07-12-2016, 10:24 PM   #1
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Why the Muse Hate?

So, this has probably been done before, but I just need to ask. Why do so many people 'hate' (I use that lightly) Muse? I was just looking online (as you do) and have come across so many discussions on why Muse is bad. I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I just get confused...
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:02 AM   #2
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So, this has probably been done before, but I just need to ask. Why do so many people 'hate' (I use that lightly) Muse? I was just looking online (as you do) and have come across so many discussions on why Muse is bad. I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I just get confused...
There are probably a few reasons.
  1. The haters are just pop fans with no taste (which applies to a lot of haters of rock bands).
  2. They think that Muse sold out with Drones (or The 2nd Law, or The Resistance, or Black Holes and Revelations, or Absolution).
  3. They think of Muse as a Radiohead ripoff (which they aren't).
  4. They resent the fact that Muse's music was used in the Twilight films.
  5. They're racist against British people.

Any of these could be possible. Who knows?
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:23 AM   #3
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They promote their music with singles like this:

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Old 08-12-2016, 02:40 AM   #4
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They promote their music with singles like this:

Was that ever released as a single? I thought that was just an album track and the only singles from The 2nd Law were Survival, Madness, Follow Me (which to be fair isn't very good), Supremacy, and Panic Station.
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The haters are just pop fans with no taste (which applies to a lot of haters of rock bands).
How old are you?
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:46 AM   #6
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How old are you?
Hey, it was only one of the options. And to be fair, I have met plenty of people like that... in high school, but still.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:47 AM   #7
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Was that ever released as a single? I thought that was just an album track and the only singles from The 2nd Law were Survival, Madness, Follow Me (which to be fair isn't very good), Supremacy, and Panic Station.
I mean, it depends on your definition of 'single' but it was the first track released to promote the record shortly before Madness came out. Pretty much the same situation as Psycho and Dead Inside, and I think most people would class Psycho as a single.

Either way, when you're using songs like that to promote your records, build hype and/or cause a stir, you're naturally gonna be quite a polarising band. Though apparently the band have always been like that tbf, guess it just comes with the territory of making bombastic music.
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I mean, it depends on your definition of 'single' but it was the first track released to promote the record shortly before Madness came out. Pretty much the same situation as Psycho and Dead Inside, and I think most people would class Psycho as a single.
Okay, that's a fair point.

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Either way, when you're using songs like that to promote your records, build hype and/or cause a stir, you're naturally gonna be quite a polarising band. Though apparently the band have always been like that tbf, guess it just comes with the territory of making bombastic music.
Yeah, that's Muse for ya. Again, let me restate that I feel as though they knew people would get upset about that and decided to post it just to troll us/get attention for the album.
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:33 AM   #9
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I feel as though they knew people would get upset about that and decided to post it just to troll us/get attention for the album.
Pretty sure they came out and said as much at the time iirc. Still, applies to them purposefully releasing polarising music.
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Loads of people see them as insincere and over the top in a musical kind of way. Others simply don't like Matt's voice which is very understandable.

And a lot of people seem to be put off by the obvious influences in their music which, combined with their reputation as Radiohead rip offs, just makes them sound like a rip-off band in general. "They just stole this from Queen/Van Halen/RATM" etc.
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The haters are just pop fans with no taste (which applies to a lot of haters of rock bands).
How do they have no taste if they're pop fans? Their taste is obviously pop music, or does that not count?
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Loads of people see them as insincere and over the top in a musical kind of way. Others simply don't like Matt's voice which is very understandable.
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I think this must be why a lot of music lovers hate Muse. People who look for musical subtlety and well crafted lyrics are going to run a mile!
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The only reason there's more noticeable and vocal hate is because they're such a popular, "can't escape hearing about them" band (in some countries.)

They're an over the top, self-admittedly cheesy band that attempts to cater to the mainstream, still.
And their stage shows are well known for being obnoxiously overblown, which also isn't everyone's cup of tea and can be seen as a cry for attention (like the Uns trailer...)

But, basically, they've crested that popularity peak where people are just frankly sick of hearing about them. (And it's a little cool to hate on them.)
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:24 PM   #15
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The British are notorious for knocking down anyone who becomes very famous. Craig David and James Blunt are two highly talented musicians it became fashionable to hate. I think it's the same with Muse. I don't know whether this happens on other countries.
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