80's Epic Sci-Fi with Muse touch
For the most part as with all Muse albums I love almost all the album. The 80's Sci-Fi sets the stage like an world ending epic movie. Muse is there to provide the soundtrack filled with hope and warnings and triumphant success over evil. I love The Void, Algorithm, Pressure, Thought Contagion, The Dark Side(both Versions!). Dig Down has grown on me over time. Not a fan for Propaganda, Break it to Me or Get up and Fight. I appreciate and understand the band always wanted to experiment and try new things to keep it fresh but I just will skip these. Overall a epic album and I enjoy the theme and tone. The big surprise song that blew me away was Blockades. It was a treat to hear a song that was fresh and new but had elements of KOC and Survival. The Void was also a surprise, brings back vibes from OOS and Absolution to me. Love it!
GET THE DELUXE
Love the regular songs, but those deluxe bonus tracks are my favorites on the album.
The Definitve Review
By lxxx PRIME xxxl
Songs Ranked best to worst
1. Dark Side
3. Get Up and Fight
4. Thought Contagion
7. Dig Down
8. Break it to me
9. The Void
10. Something Human
Upon hearing the “old fans” complain about the singles over and over, I realized that there is no definition of “old fan” anyway. I have been listening to muse since I was 15 years old (14 years) and have loved the experimental nature of their music.
This album is no exception. I preordered the super deluxe box set. When it came in, what progressed was an excited MUSE listener with new music to rock out to.
I may not be able to afford tour tickets but at least I can rock out in my broken down van!
As a fan of 14 years I can say that I am not disappointed in any way. Pretty much all of the 5 star ratings nail my emotional and technical reactions to this, so just go read them and pretend this tired mom wrote all of that too, okay?
Seriously. Love this album.
A journey back a trip
I only wish the algorythm allowed this masterpiece last longer.
This is an awesome album.
I love the new style! I know it’s a shift in a different direction compared to their previous albums, but I think if they didn’t do this, then they would just be stuck in the same sound. They’re like Queen, their sound would kind of change album to album after A Night At The Opera. And that’s ok! Band’s that can change sounds like this show that they are truly a talented group of individuals with great amounts a creativity.
Muse. Keep being Muse, one of the best bands of our generations. Love you guys!
By Auntie Soup
Listening to each little sample of each song, this album reminded me of the 1927 movie Metropolis. Being a silent film, the music would make watching that classic better. It would probably make a lot of sci-fi movie watching better.
Pressure, Pressure, Pressure!
This song alone gives this album 5 stars! But, I love Thought Contagion, Something Human, Dark Side, Algorithm, and Dig Down too! Muse Forever!
*** Creative Explosion ***
By Ancient Jetties
Cool + beautiful turn for Muse, backed by clever writing, production/layering.