Review Summary: Good album by one of the best bands.1 of 3 thought this review was well written
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.
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