Muse
Showbiz


3.5
great

Review

by TotoCoppola USER (2 Reviews)
April 5th, 2012 | 9 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Good album by one of the best bands.

Okay 2nd review, I kinda started with the wrong foot going first with The Resistance so I'll start from the beggining as it should be.

Showbiz, Great cd. Why? Because it's the very beggining of Muse, we can see young and energic band members. We can also find strong lyrics and powerful guitar riffs and rythms. But...Showbiz is said to be the most raw album of Muse. It doesn't have a big production behind it and its sound it's much more experimental compared to the albums that are yet to come.
Showbiz has received a lot of negative critics due to this experimental sound mentioned before. It was said that it was just a band influenced by Radiohead, that it wouldn't have much future, that it had song (Unintended) with bad pseudo poetry, etc. From my POV I believe this album is not that bad.

First of all, you can't expect a huge success from a brand new band and if was influenced by Radiohead (lets say it was) it can't happen too much. Radiohead is an awesome band but its music is Alternative Rock and a bit Underground. These bands don't have a lot of success cause it doesn't sell as much as Pop, Classic Rock, etc.

Lets talk about the band itself on this album: In the first song, Sunburn, Matt already shows that he can really sing, but this is not the only song. You also have Falling Down, Sober and Overdue. BUT I'm missing something right? Titled like the album, Showbiz is and incredible song and Matt really shows his abilities to sing here, getting closer to the end you'll hear it.
Hey what about Dom and Chris? Well, Dom...he's such a good drummer even at the beggining everything he knows his drum kit like the back of his hand. And Chris, well, he doesn't show himself as in future albums, I mean his bass lines are good, but it doesn't impress me.

I think Showbiz is a great cd despite the lack of production and the many negative critics.

Best Tracks:
03 - Filip
06 - Showbiz
07 - Unintended
09 - Sober
12 - Hate this & I'll love you

Muse Line Up:
Matt Bellamy: Lead and Rythm guitars; Piano
Chris Wolstenholme: Bass; Backing Vocals
Dominic Howard: Drums; Percussion


user ratings (1535)
Chart.
3.5
great
other reviews of this album
1 of

Comments:Add a Comment 
LifeAsAChipmunk
April 5th 2012


4854 Comments


...What?

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
April 5th 2012


16429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like Muse as much as the next guy, but "one of the best bands"? Lol.

Digging: Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Betacra
April 5th 2012


306 Comments


Of all Muse's albums this one definitely showcases Matt's vocal ability best imo.

fuckthatnoise
April 5th 2012


1479 Comments


Album Rating: ╔═════════════════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ════════════════╗
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Repost this if ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ you are a beautiful strong black woman ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ who don’t need no man ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
╚═════════════════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ════════════════╝


good review

MeatSalad
April 5th 2012


14640 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I agree, he put more effort into his vocals here than on any other record, with some song-specific exceptions.

Digging: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

johnnydeking29
April 6th 2012


9233 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Lol, one of the best bands
You got all the best songs wrong apart from Unintended; it's all about Escape, Muscle Museum and Uno

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io

MeatSalad
April 6th 2012


14640 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^Agreed, apart from Hate This & I'll Love You and Showbiz those were some pretty weak picks.

facupm
July 8th 2012


8050 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Their worst album in my opinion...

Digging: Dissect - Swallow Swouming Mass

facupm
July 18th 2013


8050 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

^ that was my opinion before second law came out



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy