Alright_Computer;544646 said:Um... I'll do my best!
Killbasa;544660 said:OK. I'm a convert. I didn't pay these guys any heed 'til I saw the KoC video in a bar the other night. Couldn't really hear the music since every one was talking but WOW! The vid was amazing. One of the best I've ever seen. Maybe second only to Beastie Boys "Sabotage". Checked out the music on iTunes when I got home and drunkenly downloaded 3 albums. These guys are amazing!I'm dying to play the drum track to "Map of the Problematique"
jobn;544664 said:And ill help!
TakeABow;544684 said:*And My Axe*What are we doing?
jobn;544694 said:LMAO!!We are trying to get five more pages on this thread!
TakeABow;544704 said:The "what are we doing?" was referring to Merry and Pippin's bewilderment as to thier destination in the movie after they decide to join Frodo and the gang.
vicious136;544706 said:Welcome to the cult . . . er, club! The vid for KoC is what really sealed the deal for me as well. I loved Muse before that but the fact that they made a video encompassing kung fu, cowboys, aliens, and robots just confirmed it for me.I came across a music critic's (the enemy!) review of HAARP. It's fairly obvious that he's not a Muse fan but it's a good read, for no other reason than to find humor in seeing him try desperately to find something wrong with the album. Here's a few of my favorite quotes:"Muse make superhero music, and if you're going to offer declarations like "Tonight we can truly say/ Together we're invincible," there are few settings more appropriately comic-book than the one for this CD/DVD set: a twice-over sold-out Wembley Stadium.""Take a Bow is the kind of song that could level an arena, and as the closer of H.A.A.R.P., this proves to be true."Link!
TakeABow;544725 said:LOL:"And that's f*cking important. I mean, we can't all start with Radiohead."and this:"Muse are more effective for implying the give and take-- they may just be following in the path of the Cure, the Doors, Rush, Pink Floyd, or even Led Zeppelin"
xbadx1233;544798 said:WTF IS THAT?? I can't believe this guy hates the album! BHAR is one of THE best albums i've ever heard.Critics....EDIT: 100th POST YAY!
Bubblegum;544890 said:I think it's almost safe to say HAARP changed my life.The performances of New Born and Invincible were my favorites, I think. I'd seen the Invincible performance in saltine-vision, but putting it on an actual TV with decent audio makes it positively astounding. They're true geniuses. And I love the stuff they did after New Born.
jobn;544805 said:I was disgusted with what he said about KoC!!!!'That one really pissed me off!
toad3000;545024 said:Yeah, that review was terrible, I've actually read it before. but if you check out the other reviews cited on Wikipedia, or even the Metacritic listing (http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/muse/blackholesandrevelations?q=muse), it's done pretty well for itself. Great album, but I guess not for everyone...?
Alright_Computer;545147 said:Pitchfork is a bunch of pompous asses who only give indie rock, electronica, and favorable reviews. Now don't get me wrong, I really love indie rock (especially Bloc Party), but if that's all you like then there's something wrong with you. I like this part of the KoC review:[quote]The song opens with stampeding stallions and laser blips before moving into a galloping 6/8 drumbeat slathered in mariachi trumpets."One, all of KoC is in 4/4 (though you could argue 12/8 for the triplet part, I guess), and two, it's not slathered in trumpets, there's only one part of it that's got trumpets in it. And how is the end "a nauseating barrel-rolling guitar solo, possibly ripped from the soundtrack to a bad teen movie involving a stolen jet fighter." That makes no sense. That end solo rocks. It's not nauseating. I'm not even going to waste my time proving this jackass wrong. Really.
vicious136;545397 said:[QUOTE=Alright_Computer;545147]Pitchfork is a bunch of pompous asses who only give indie rock, electronica, and favorable reviews. Now don't get me wrong, I really love indie rock (especially Bloc Party), but if that's all you like then there's something wrong with you. I like this part of the KoC review:I agree whole-heartedly. I've read a few of their reviews before and they are pompous music elitists at their worst. They've got their indie heads so far up their bums that they don't know what real music sounds like, it's all intestinal echoes to them. The guy that reviewed BH&R is of that sad, sad group of people that can't get past the fact that Matt's voice is similar to Thom Yorke's. I guess the fact that the album went Double Platinum, won countless awards, and got 9/10 from Rolling Stone must have slipped his mind.
zemog;545847 said:Muse would be awesome. Probably the only one of my favorite bands that will ever actually make it onto Rock Band.Soon please?