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Christ almighty. I wont even go in depth about this. The .5 is for their logic which isn't flawed. The world DOES need a new stooges album. The problem was that they didn't really give it to us. They pooped on a mixing board and gave it to us with some bad album art and a worse name.
Black Holes & Revelations
With an album as big, layered and slightly over produced as this, it's easy to hate. However, Muse manages to pull just slightly ahead of pretentious by making it fun in a Tongue And Cheek way. There are emotional moments no doubt but they're more comprable to a rollercoster than an epiphany.
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards
Boards of Canada
In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
As someone who never EVER liked Air before, I find this an interesting introduction to the music seeing that this is the album most fans are offering their dissapointment with. The truth of the matter is that there's something so quietly haunting about the whole effort that it's minimal use of electronics and great use of atmosphere and beauty. Hell whatever, It's made it's mark and is conveniently relevant to my current life.
An excellent follow-up to probably one of the best debuts in the past...uhm I'd say half a decade or so (I really
shouldn't type as if Im talking to someone). I was immediately frightened as to what this would be like considering the
high standard they set for themselves with Funeral. It becomes clear, however, that this is a completely different
monster. One that's lost the innocent kind of teary eyed and galvanizing optimism that set it apart from every other
bleeding heart in indie rock. This album is more of a socially reflective one in the vain of the emotionally driven (Im
only talking lyr
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