Thursday, September 27


A lot of people seem to revere MUSE in much the same way that I worship, prostrate myself, and just generally kiss-ass at the altar of RADIOHEAD. And, of course, the two bands are often spoken of in the same bated breath. A shared flair for melodrama... two falsetto-prone crooners... blah blah blah.

Listening through Muse's back-catalogue in recent days, though, I found the songs below to be the only ones even remotely time-capsule-caliber. Rumor has it that they put on one hell of a live show, but unless their tour bus should happen to break down in front of my house -- and unless they should happen to mount an impromptu performance in my driveway -- that doesn't do a hell of a lot for me. So, drawing solely from their studio work....


MUSE making Europe their playground >>>

Oct 4 2007 8:00P/Terra Vibe/Athens
Oct 6 2007 8:00P/Arc de Triumf/Bucharest
Oct 7 2007 8:00P/Belgrade Arena/Belgrade, Serbia
Oct 9 2007 8:00P/Dom Sportova/Zagreb
Oct 10 2007 8:00P/Budapest Arena/Budapest
Oct 13 2007 8:00P/Kiev Sports Hall/Kiev
Oct 15 2007 8:00P/Ds Luzkiki/Moscow
Oct 17 2007 8:00P/Old Ice Hall/Helsinki
Oct 19 2007 8:00P/New Arena/St. Petersburg
Oct 21 2007 8:00P/Arenan/Stockholm

From the LP SHOWBIZ, 1999 >>>
[MP3] "Muscle Museum"
MP3] "Sunburn"

From the LP ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY, 2001 >>>
MP3] "Plug In Baby"

From the LP ABSOLUTION, 2004 >>>
MP3] "Time is Running Out"
MP3] "Sing for Absolution"

MP3] "Starlight"
MP3] "Exo-Politics"


MP3] "In Your World"


Anonymous said...

Funny, I find both bands to be worship-worthy. Muse is a harder, less eclectic sound, which becomes clear once you pass the first 2 CDs and move on to Absolution (and then to the far-more-pop-than-Radiohead-would-ever-be "Black Holes..").

Why people keep insisting they compare the two bands is beyond me.

As for the live show, I've seen both bands live - Muse puts on a more "guitar hero" type show, more theatrics and instrumental mastery. Radiohead's show is powerful too, but with a slightly different feel.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous comment.
And as I too have seen both live, I would suggest giving Muse a shot in concert before comparing. I was a bit pensive at first listen... After being taken to their live show at Arrow Hall, I've come to realize their music is a bit like trying to catch a bull in a plastic container. Live, the power shines. Recorded, it's a bit frightening.

Just the same, there's boatloads of mutually exclusive talent to be had by both bands, best understood in their live shows.
You've gotta go ;)

twinings said...

Absolution box at 59,90€ on this musicstore. Over 148 collector box !