Theatre Of Tragedy   Musique
2.9
good
Release Date: 2000
Tracklist

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1.5 very poorjsanchez | August 21st 09

If you don't understand it's just that you have a better taste for techno that metal.
That is all


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1.5 very poormodey3 | October 1st 11

"I want to get you off. I want to get on top" For some reason those lyrics have stuck with me over the years. This album marks the downfall of ToT. Really, was the content on this album more fun and full-filling to play than the stuff on their three prior albums?

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5.0 classicAshMcAuliffe | August 20th 09

I really do not understand the whole Musique bashing that Theatre of Tragedy fans seem to like to indulge in quite a lot. A lot of bands go through periods of change and experimentation. Musical evolution is important in order to survive and to keep things fresh. It is often deemed that metal bands have sold out once they choose to incorporate electronic or pop influences into their sound. In the case of Musique i honestly feel that Theatre of Tragedy would not be going today had it not been for the fresh musical injection of experimentation of Musique. Classic bands like The Gathering would've lost the musical respect that they have built up had they continued to remake Mandylion and Nighttime Birds just as Theatre of Tragedy would've if they had continued to remake Aegis and Velvet Darkness They Fear.
I have a deep appreciation for Metal as well as Electronica and the blending of the two, when done correctly, can be quite delightful. The uptempo beats yet dark electronic metal gives the album an edge you don't find on any other album. Liv Kristine proves that she can be just as much a musical fox as she is a siren. Her vocals are extremely strong especially on album highlights "Reverie," "City of Light" and the more pop friendly tracks like "Image" and "Machine." Raymond's vocals are pretty much spoken which is a stark contrast to the early metal albums. Here, with the aid of his trusty vocoder, his vocals are pristine yet mechanical.
The songs on Musique are very raw. The album has an edge that many will either love or hate. You only have to read the tracklist to figure out that the album is pre-occupied with technology, machines and city nightlife - a complete 180 degree turn from the melancholic beauty of "Aegis."
Regarding the songs, in all, the album is a hook-fest. As Liv sings in the title track "I'm gonna make a perfect line, Gonna make it stick to your mind" and they succeed. The band also tip the hat to some of their musical heroes such as Kraftwerk on the track "Commute" with the slight play on the lyric "It's more fun to commute."
This album is a total triumph in every respect. An open mind will reap rewards. The album is an intriguing musical enigma but once the beats get you they will never let you go.

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2.5 averageChaoticVortex | June 11th 20
2.5 averageraspbett | April 29th 19
3.5 greatssak | March 11th 19
4.0 excellentTomstein | January 28th 19
3.0 goodnbarrak | November 30th 18
3.0 goodAlphaZoey2008 | October 3rd 18
3.5 greatMasterBel | July 13th 18
2.0 poorNovemberLight | May 6th 18
2.0 poorhexfix93 | April 11th 18
2.0 poorFear | December 10th 17
1.5 very poordeslad | August 11th 17
2.5 averageDesdemona | July 17th 17
2.5 averageICDD | March 14th 17
3.5 greatRobson666 | January 18th 17
2.5 averageRodstar | December 24th 16
2.0 poorStereochrome1 | August 31st 16
4.5 superbTheWatchbreaker | August 2nd 16
2.5 averagehefaists | July 31st 16
2.5 averagemEyck97 | April 30th 16
5.0 classicferrenberg | April 10th 16
3.5 greatMajkl | December 28th 15
2.0 poorpankal74 | December 8th 15
3.0 goodBierlag | October 25th 15
2.0 poorAbraxas | July 10th 15
3.0 goodIAmWarhol | July 5th 15
3.5 greatRobinanimate | June 16th 15
2.5 averageSimon K. STAFF | June 1st 15
3.0 goodTravelhead | November 27th 14
3.5 greatMetalstyles EMERITUS | November 7th 14
3.5 greatpacedown | August 24th 14
3.0 goodRevenant73 | August 5th 14
3.5 greatpoetssound | July 21st 14
1.5 very poorrabbit2372 | May 31st 14
3.5 greattheredbaron | October 25th 13
3.3 greatTrey STAFF | September 5th 13
4.0 excellentgoat38 | August 17th 13
2.0 poorZantera | June 27th 13
2.0 poormanosg STAFF | June 26th 13
2.5 averagestams83 | May 24th 13
3.0 goodeldave74 | May 15th 13
3.5 greatFrederickDuhautpas | April 27th 13
1.5 very poorEpictemptation | December 19th 12
3.5 greatdiscovolante | December 10th 12
4.0 excellentcarinelfic | December 9th 12
1.5 very poorcodix105 | October 20th 12
3.5 greatsotirakis123 | May 26th 12
5.0 classicabysmo | May 13th 12
4.0 excellentmprbcorona | April 27th 12
4.0 excellentCrookedYellow | April 26th 12
3.0 gooddynastes | March 18th 12
3.5 greatWillan92 | December 12th 11
3.0 goodgallus90 | August 18th 11
1.5 very poorDaniel9475 | July 27th 11
2.5 averageSonicDeathMonkey777 | June 19th 11
2.5 averageMitridates | May 17th 11
3.0 goodMindtraveller | February 7th 10
3.5 greatanimusnocens | January 22nd 10
5.0 classicItwas | January 14th 10
2.0 poorChildOfHate | September 28th 09
3.0 goodMuninn | September 26th 09
2.5 averagerocktan | September 5th 09
2.0 poorZion | August 23rd 09
2.0 poorZaton | June 23rd 09
1.0 awfulastralchemist | May 12th 09
4.0 excellentAsaura | April 11th 09
3.0 goodRugter32 | March 15th 09
3.0 goodGnosis | September 13th 08
2.0 poorsimuneer | May 6th 08

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