Muse   Simulation Theory
2.4
average
Release Date: 2018
Tracklist

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0.0 letsgofishing | August 30th 18

This is the worst fucking album art I've ever seen.

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0.0 Quattro Bajeena CONTRIBUTOR | August 30th 18

remember folks... you muse you lose

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0.0 former sputnik's home post-punk maester | August 30th 18

Finally, a Kung Fury sequel.

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2.5 averageSowingSeason STAFF | September 2nd 18

As one of the site's biggest Muse defenders, I am still fully prepared to give this the 0.5 that it probably deserves.

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1.0 awfulToondude | August 30th 18

I didn't know Matt Bellamy was going direct Ready Player Two

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1.0 awfulPatternsInTheIvy | September 29th 18

You know what I just realized? Muse is a pretty weird band for me, because they're the only band I can think of where I used to absolutely love them and now completely loathe them. They're probably the biggest example of a complete 180 for me, as far as personal opinion of a band goes. I'm not even just talking about their new stuff either, I'm talking about almost ALL of their stuff. I used to be a massive fan of Absolution, Origin of Symmetry, and Black Holes, and yet I find them to be entirely unlistenable whenever I try to relisten to them today. And of course, their new stuff is just bad in general. I find it really hard to believe that I once heralded them as the next big revolutionaries in rock music... they're just a strange anomaly in that sense, I guess.

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0.0 ONEPUNCHMAN | September 28th 18

Guys, the album isn't even out yet. Please give it a fucking chance lmao

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4.0 excellentGoldenGuy444 | November 9th 18

This is nowhere near the pandering disaster I expected. At times it can get "cheesy" but whats a little Muse without some cheese? Besides the repetitive Thought Contagion, there is not really a dull moment here. From the rumbling epic Algorithm to the undoubtedly cheesy Get Up and Fight, its all quite solid. You even get some interesting eastern influenced melodies in Break it To Me. Overall much more lively and fun than 2015's Drones.

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4.0 excellentBigpapad | November 8th 18

It's leaked, and it's pretty fucking good. A lot of guys here will 2 it because they're "cool" but the album is certainty their best since The Resistance. That said, they released absolute howlers for some of their singles, the singles are the worst on the album.

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0.0 i want to mort. | September 1st 18

1'ing it without hearing just seems like the correct thing to do with this sucker

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1.5 very poorEvrimen | August 30th 18

That album art looks like something created on Vaporwave Text Generator

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2.5 averageAntonius | January 2nd 19

Despite the success that they achieve each time, I am happy to see Muse challenging themselves and their sound with each new release. Whether this is done in order to reach new audiences or because they want to follow the underlying trend, it does not matter to me. Muse is one of the most relevant and influential bands of the 00s and this is a fact. Having this in mind, I find Simulation Theory to have the correct ingredients for an album of this sort to succeed: catchy choruses, cunning melodies, upbeat tempos, and some mellow synths. It is cohesive, excellently produced and instrumentally skillful. Despite the above, other than the powerful early triplet of "The Dark Side"/"Pressure"/"Propaganda", I don't think I will revert much into this album in the future.

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1.5 very poorJau Peacecraft | November 12th 18

It amuses me that it took the world 10 more years to realize how fucking awful this band actually is.

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3.5 greatbeachdude | November 9th 18

*Me after first three tracks*:
"You know, this is actually pretty good so far! Maybe this'll be the best Muse album since...”

*Track four starts*:
“PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PAGANDA
PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PROPA-GAN-GANDA
PROPA-GAN-GA
PROPA-PROPA-GAN-GANDA
PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO-PRO..."


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4.0 excellentFearlessflyer1986 | November 8th 18

Weird.. Unpredictable at times, and fun. Blows Drones out of the water.

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4.0 excellentShMaLeB1196 | November 7th 18

Love the synthwave direction. Algorithm is classic Muse, mixed with their new direction. Propoganda sounds like a Prince song and I kind of dig it. Break it To Me has a dope solo toward the end. The Void is on par with the other closers of the past few albums. This album is so fun and I'm really enjoying it.

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2.5 averagesizeofanocean | November 5th 18

How are people even allowed to vote on this? All these ratings should be removed

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0.0 Mason | November 1st 18

FYI: they're only giving it a 5 to offset the auto-1's you morons are putting on the site.

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3.5 greatKevinKC | September 28th 18

Fifth single is out and unexpectedly has a guest on vocals. Imagine that. And it's in french. "Taper sur la table."r=>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY1tC62RTgo

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0.0 Robert Garland CONTRIBUTOR | November 12th 18

There?s a new Muse album? Legitimately didn?t even know... What do I do?

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1.5 very poordaysofthunder | November 12th 18

Midlife Crisis - The Album

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2.5 averagegryndstone | November 12th 18

Alternate pop. As in, from an alternate universe. Pressure, Something Human are the dim highlights

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2.0 poorLucman | November 10th 18

I have a sound theory. This record is meant to be a simulation of good music, but a simulation is not a reality, so it's just a theory. This is a theory of good music, but that good music does not actually exist.

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2.5 averagebrandiblitz142 | November 9th 18

When the "super deluxe" tracks are way better than the originals (remixes, acoustic versions). No rseriously, it makes me mad that these were not the tracks, cause they're actually good. Agreed with rmost of these people though. The first three tracks are great, then completely falls off. Best tracks: rAlgorithm, The Dark Side, Blockades

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1.5 very poorNathaniel | November 9th 18

I love ready player one, but this is like the bad sequel nobody wanted that couldn't even get the original cast to come back.

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2.0 poorDDDeftoneDDD | November 9th 18

I gave this a 2nd chance...Some tracks are actually listenable in that rpop/commercial concept they're trying to achieve...there's still a bunch of other annoying tracks rhere that makes this a poor work. This late 90's synth revivalism comes in fact a bit late (I ractually dug when QOTSA made it on their last release)...maybe its my issue but sometimes this rlooks like the soundtrack of some dad's 90's VHS futuristic porn.. Weird band nowadays....I don't rsee where they want to go with this...I did loved Muse. Favorite track: Blockades

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3.5 greatresident sputbirb with fancy hat | November 9th 18

alright so break it to me might either be the worst song ive ever heard or open up an entirely different realm of music experience for me. Otherwise this album is pretty awesome tbh

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4.0 excellentFaraudo | November 9th 18

Best thing they've done since Black Holes and Revelations, y'all hating just because it's Muse.

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2.0 poorDewinged CONTRIBUTOR | November 9th 18

When you realize "The Dark Side" is the closest this is gonna get to good ol' Muse. The run from "Pressure" to "Thought Contagion" is truly horrid, nightmare fuel. The last third of the album does little to lift it up but some tracks like "Blockades" are on a listenable level. Bellamy sounds incredible as always.

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1.0 awfulbutcherboy | November 9th 18

bemused shuffle through life..

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3.5 greatsempiturtle | November 8th 18

Way better than Drones or The 2nd Law. This album actually did things that surprised me at times.

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2.0 poorJJKeys | November 8th 18

This album would be worse than Shining's Animal if it weren't so hilariously dire at times

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2.5 averageZeuzo | September 30th 18

This is gonna be their best work since Black Holes @me

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0.0 ShidoRacoon8937 | September 2nd 18

This is going to be basiclly the2ndlaw part 2. Only with more synthwave

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