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Old 02-05-2004, 11:38 PM   #511
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Eek, I can't really read it, because Angelfire says it doesn't follow their terms or something. =/ I think I'll go Filter hunting though.
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Old 03-05-2004, 12:18 AM   #512
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Yeah, sorry about that, Steph. Angelfire hates me. But it waits until after I leave to exact revenge so I don't suspect a thing. It's fixed now, hopefully.

There was a pretty amusing review of Absolution too. I'll type it up in a bit.
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Old 03-05-2004, 12:29 AM   #513
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Those sneaky bastards. Aww, but the picture is nice.
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Old 03-05-2004, 01:10 AM   #514
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Yeah, sorry about that, Steph. Angelfire hates me. But it waits until after I leave to exact revenge so I don't suspect a thing. It's fixed now, hopefully.

There was a pretty amusing review of Absolution too. I'll type it up in a bit.
*Wanders into American Muse fans thread*

Thanks for posting the Filter article. I saw the review of Absolution in Filter as well - pretty good, I thought. Yes, wasn't the Rolling Stone review a complete load of rubbish? I think the reviewer just listened to the first proper track and the last, and repeated a bunch of mindless assumptions. Bah.

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Old 03-05-2004, 04:26 AM   #515
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Decent article.... glad to see them getting some positive PR. Now where do I fetch me a copy of one of these???
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Old 03-05-2004, 01:28 PM   #516
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Old 03-05-2004, 06:23 PM   #517
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Decent article.... glad to see them getting some positive PR. Now where do I fetch me a copy of one of these???
I got mine at Barnes & Nobles, but Borders probably carries it as well.

Yep, Half Life, that RS review was truly horrible. And not because they didn't like it; obviously there are people who don't like Muse, but that's not the same as being ignorant. In order to truly dislike something, you have to be educated. The reviewer sounds as if he merely copied down a tracklist (although, he didn't even do that properly), typed "Muse" into a Google search, and read that people say they sound like Radiohead.

For everyone who doesn't have access to Filter, here's their review of Absolution.

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Stop theorizing about Roswell with your internet buddies, turn off the Sci-Fil channel, put down the bong and imagine this: an apocalyptic rock opera borrowing equal parts from Bends-era Radiohead, Queen's soundtrack for Flash Gordon, Billy Corgan's most glorioiusly bloated moments, and Dr. Strangelove. Muse's third studio set, Absolution, is a massive concept album that is so gluttonously huge-sounding that it makes The Wall sound like a Sebadoh record.
Opening to the militaristic rhythm of goose-stepping boots and a hoarsely shouted command, the record explodes into the second track, "Apocalypse Now" (AN: technically incorrect...), with lead singer Matt Bellamy howling, "It's time we saw a miracle/Come on it's time for something biblical," as the music builds into an orchestrated monster. "Time Is Running Out" follows, full of buzzing base and terse drum patterns, while the paranoid frontman continues to rant and rave about Doomsday. But then there's "Sing For Absolution," a swooping and soaring ballad that starts as a prayer and ends as a confession. Then they switch gears back into high with the furiosly riffed "Stockholm Syndrome" and the menacing electricity of "Hysteria." In fact, throughout the 14-song set, the threesome is constantly swerving from whispers to screams like this, but they always maintain a fevered intensity.
With Absolution, Muse paint a world filled with questionable crusades, nuclear proliferation, and faceless oppressors. How much of this you believe is fiction depends on how much of an optimist you are. And just as Nero played his violin as he watched Rome burn, you get the sense that Muse want to be playing the last show on earth as mushroom clouds bloom around them and the ground scorches beneath their feet. If this is the soundtrack to global annihilation, then pusing the red button never looked so tempting.
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:38 PM   #518
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I am so pissed. Muse was in St. Louis a few days ago, less than a week. I just found out about it today! *hits self in head*
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:52 PM   #519
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I'm sorry... don't mean to make fun of you or anything... it's just that it sounds as though you've been living in a cave or something
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haha... cave... too much muse.... wait, is that possible???
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:48 PM   #521
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ah, more muse in the local press. there's a little feature on them in a weekly boston mag (the weekly dig). article doesn't say much we don't know already (thankfully, it dismisses comparisons to radiohead), but here's the following from chris on muse's boston show: "our first show in new york was like an industry type crowd. this boston gig felt like it was the first proper gig. our last album didn't come out here, so we didn't know people would be aware of us. we were kind of expecting to play to half sold-out venues. we didn't expect people to be jumping around and crowd surfing. that's the first time that's happened to us in america.'
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:57 PM   #522
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FINALLY i converted someone. my friends usually don't listen to me, but i told one going to coachella to make sure to check out muse, and i heard from her that she thought they were awesome. well, of course...
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Old 03-05-2004, 10:16 PM   #523
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Excellent. Honestly, if all else fails, their live act can do nothing but amaze. My brother's friend thinks their "fucking ace" because he was over while I was watching Hullabaloo.
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I'm back home.

I'll start uploading pictures in an hour or so, I believe.

I was in the third row, nearly dead-centre for Muse.

*beams*

Amazing. Simply amazing.

Once I gather myself (Maybe tomorrow?), I'll write on it.
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Old 04-05-2004, 08:42 PM   #525
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Honestly, if all else fails, their live act can do nothing but amaze.

exactly... now my friend wants to go to their show in LA tomorrow night, but it's too late for her to get tickets. well, i guess that's what she gets for ignoring what i've been saying 'bout muse for the past few years...

and welcome back, mark. yes please, show all, tell all...
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