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Origin of Symmetry 34 23.78%
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Old 27-04-2011, 02:45 AM   #61
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On my IPOD.
Took me several re-reads to work it out.
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Old 27-04-2011, 03:32 AM   #62
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On my IPOD.


But I agree with Hullabaloo scaring the crap out of someone who doesn't know Muse, Showbiz of creeped me out.
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Old 27-04-2011, 10:05 AM   #63
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I'm not sure if anything will ever quite hook me again as the clashing opening chords of Apocalypse Please did, or reel me in like the rest of the album. Along with hearing some of the best tracks on Absolution, you'll also hear their most consistent and dramatic album.
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Absolution was the album that brought me into Muse. I'd heard the singles from Origin of Symmetry and quite liked them, but it was one of those "Oh, I'll further check out the band when I have some time" moments. Then one day I heard Stockholm Syndrome on the internet before the album was released, and it was pure awe. I imported a copy of the album from the UK that fall and played the hell out of it over the next year. It was like nothing I'd heard before -- the combination of baroque and metal influences, having a technical piano solo in the middle of an epic guitar song, the bass opening to Hysteria...oh my god. I was hooked. That three-piece band put out so much noise it was unbelievable.

Somewhere I read a review of Absolution that said "This is what you'll listen to as the world ends" and I think that's a fair summary. I've never found it difficult to listen to all of the way through; it has almost a perfect balance cohesion (Thoughts of a Dying Atheist the notable exception) and ends on a sublime note with Ruled by Secrecy. None of Muse's other albums have the same intensity or emotion that Absolution does, and it will always remain my favorite for that reason. Muse has since occasionally hearkened back to that era (Hoodoo springs to mind) but Absolution stands tall as their masterpiece. It's the album I always suggest first to new listeners.
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Old 27-04-2011, 12:10 PM   #64
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Absolution was the album that brought me into Muse. I'd heard the singles from Origin of Symmetry and quite liked them, but it was one of those "Oh, I'll further check out the band when I have some time" moments. Then one day I heard Stockholm Syndrome on the internet before the album was released, and it was pure awe. I imported a copy of the album from the UK that fall and played the hell out of it over the next year. It was like nothing I'd heard before -- the combination of baroque and metal influences, having a technical piano solo in the middle of an epic guitar song, the bass opening to Hysteria...oh my god. I was hooked. That three-piece band put out so much noise it was unbelievable.

Somewhere I read a review of Absolution that said "This is what you'll listen to as the world ends" and I think that's a fair summary. I've never found it difficult to listen to all of the way through; it has almost a perfect balance cohesion (Thoughts of a Dying Atheist the notable exception) and ends on a sublime note with Ruled by Secrecy. None of Muse's other albums have the same intensity or emotion that Absolution does, and it will always remain my favorite for that reason. Muse has since occasionally hearkened back to that era (Hoodoo springs to mind) but Absolution stands tall as their masterpiece. It's the album I always suggest first to new listeners.
I agree with all of this.
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Old 27-04-2011, 01:58 PM   #65
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I agree with all of this.
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Old 27-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #66
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having a technical piano solo in the middle of an epic guitar song
This never happens at any point in Absolution.
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Old 27-04-2011, 04:28 PM   #67
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This never happens at any point in Absolution.
They're probably thinking of Butterflies And Hurricanes with that...although it's only the live and single version that has guitar, if I remember...
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Old 27-04-2011, 08:08 PM   #68
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Absolution was the album that brought me into Muse. I'd heard the singles from Origin of Symmetry and quite liked them, but it was one of those "Oh, I'll further check out the band when I have some time" moments. Then one day I heard Stockholm Syndrome on the internet before the album was released, and it was pure awe. I imported a copy of the album from the UK that fall and played the hell out of it over the next year. It was like nothing I'd heard before -- the combination of baroque and metal influences, having a technical piano solo in the middle of an epic guitar song, the bass opening to Hysteria...oh my god. I was hooked. That three-piece band put out so much noise it was unbelievable.

Somewhere I read a review of Absolution that said "This is what you'll listen to as the world ends" and I think that's a fair summary. I've never found it difficult to listen to all of the way through; it has almost a perfect balance cohesion (Thoughts of a Dying Atheist the notable exception) and ends on a sublime note with Ruled by Secrecy. None of Muse's other albums have the same intensity or emotion that Absolution does, and it will always remain my favorite for that reason. Muse has since occasionally hearkened back to that era (Hoodoo springs to mind) but Absolution stands tall as their masterpiece. It's the album I always suggest first to new listeners.
To each his own, I guess. Absolution didn't blow me away at all the first time I heard it. Took a while for me to appreciate it. And I still don't appreciate it as much as most people, though I like some songs on it a lot.
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Old 27-04-2011, 08:10 PM   #69
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I literally heard Hysteria and Time is Running Out and got COMPLETELY addicted. Stockholm Syndrome got me obsessed. All of the songs on there are just so Muse and so beautiful. From start to finish, there isn't one track that I doubt.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:17 PM   #70
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Of any, I'd say either BH&R or The Resistance; there's so much variation on them there's bound to be something a new listener will like, whatever they're into.

Of these two, Absolution is probably better for newcomers, it's more 'straightforward' and less weird and dark compared to OoS. I know personally Absolution did it for me. I heard the two most recent albums first and liked them, then when I head Absolution it changed everything and it's probably responsible for me liking them as much as I do.

The newest albums draw them in, Absolution and OoS get them hooked.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:28 PM   #71
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Absolution is a little more accessible, I think. And it's brilliant, so I'd go for this one first. Then OOS. But they've changed a lot since then - just saying...
I realize that they've changed a lot. I like all of their stuff, and I love how much variety their music has, but I think I prefer their older, more progressive stuff.I might actually like OoS better, but based on most people's advice, I'll try Absolution.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:30 PM   #72
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Thanks so much to everyone for their opinions. Sorry I took so long to thank everyone for their help. Based on most people's advice, I think I'll start w/ Absolution, but I doubt I'll stop there.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:34 PM   #73
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Absolution was the album that brought me into Muse. I'd heard the singles from Origin of Symmetry and quite liked them, but it was one of those "Oh, I'll further check out the band when I have some time" moments. Then one day I heard Stockholm Syndrome on the internet before the album was released, and it was pure awe. I imported a copy of the album from the UK that fall and played the hell out of it over the next year. It was like nothing I'd heard before -- the combination of baroque and metal influences, having a technical piano solo in the middle of an epic guitar song, the bass opening to Hysteria...oh my god. I was hooked. That three-piece band put out so much noise it was unbelievable.

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This review and the one before it are so passionate that I can't help but check out the rest of the album. Thanks once again to everyone for their passionate opinions!
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:21 PM   #74
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When I play Muse for people that haven't heard them before, I always choose Black Holes And Revelations. To me, it's the easiest album to get people sucked in. So far, I've never had someone not be interested in the group after hearing it. A girl I worked with listen to nothing but Hip-Hop and when I played her "Super Massive Black Hole", she was really into it. At first she misunderstood me and thought I said the title was "Supermassive Black Hoe" . After hearing the correct title and rest of the album, she had me play the songs everyday before we started working.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:45 PM   #75
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the thing about OoS is it has songs like Space Dementia and Micro Cuts which you will only appreciate once you're hooked. Micro Cuts is a no no for a non-muse listener
Funnily enough those were the two songs that got me hooked, especially Micro Cuts

But I see what you mean - My brother heard Micro Cuts and just dismissed Muse instantly "but you can't even understand what he's saying" etc.
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