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Who is this Muse???

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by devain21to7, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. devain21to7


    Jun 5, 2004
    I recently heard this song "Time is running out" by a band called Muse, and I was just wondering, is this a band worth further checking out, I liked the one song?.?.?
  2. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too

    Yes they are. All of the albums are quality. Worth the 11bucks!
  3. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Yep, very much worth checking out. Great songwriting, actual use of dynamics, it's all good.
  4. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Muse is an inspiration to us all.
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Muse is pretty groovy, I heard them around the first time I heard Clutch, another totally rocking band.
  6. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    I played a show with Clutch in Jersery in like 1997. Nice guys.
  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  8. steve09


    Jun 27, 2004
    i think Muse rule,
    if your gonna buy an album there newest one is by far the best IMO.
    Saw them play The small print live amasing was lead singer was singing playing gituar and keyboard at the same time brillaint
  9. Fake Trees

    Fake Trees

    Feb 9, 2003
    Muse is worth checking out, Absolution is their best album. They are awsome live, so if you get a chance go see them, youll get hooked.
  10. lildrgn


    Jul 11, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Muse pwns you.

    They are great. Here's something I wrote about them on another BB I frequent:

    In February I'd heard this song on our local "alternative" station a few times. Fuzzed out bass doing a cool little line, and a vocalist that wasn't afraid to sing. Really cool pre-chorus and some killer playing. I thought it was Incubus at first because of the vocal stylings (actual singing and liberal use of falsetto). The song stuck in my mind and soon I found out it was not Incubus but a song called Time Is Running Out by a band called Muse.

    Doing some research I found out that they're a trio (big soft spot for a trio) from England and have been playing together for 10 years or so. They started when they were teenagers and have been together ever since. Since being signed, they released 3 major label records, of which only one was available in February. It's called Showbiz and was released in 1999. So off to Barnes & Noble I went and took a brief listen.

    What I heard really surprised me. Soaring vocals, powerful, maddeningly agile basslines, deft guitarwork and lush, lush keyboard playing wrapped around thought-provoking, dramatic, prog-tinged songs. I don't know exactly why Muse clicked so deeply with me, but since I first heard TIRO and then Showbiz, I've been obsessed with them.

    People have compared Muse to Radiohead for two reasons: vocals and songs. Well, I don't know much about Radiohead to say one way or another. A friend of mine said they are like Radiohead, but a more accessible version; a band that isn't being quirky for quirky's sake.

    Fast forward to March 23rd, when Absolution was released to the US. It took me two trips to the record store before I found a copy. Once again, I was blown away by what I heard. This record, their third (the second, Origin of Symmetry is unavailable in the US, though mine is coming via ebay!), isn't necessarily better or worse than Showbiz, but more of an evolution of the sound. The aforementioned musical qualities are still there, but, unlike Showbiz, with its concise, "radio friendly" songs, Absolution takes more chances with some operatic, almost over-the-top moments. To me, though, they work. From TIRO, to Hysteria with its insane bass riff, to Butterflies and Hurricanes with its classical piano interlude in the middle, it's all amazing music.

    Muse is currently on a US tour, hitting small clubs around the country. In the UK, they're usually playing in front of 5k or more, but in the US, it'll be to 300 or so capacity clubs. I'm seeing them next month in Seattle and I can't wait. From the live videos I've seen, it should be an amazing show.

    For anyone interested in a band that is simply not afraid to play and create, do yourself a favor and check out Muse. Go in with an open mind and you will not be disappointed.

    Since I wrote that, I've seen them live (way too loud, but quite awesome) and really just obsessed with them.

    Do check them out. Any self-respecting bassist should. Chris Wolstenholme (their bassist) is a badass. Some of his lines aren't super "notey", but the speed and deftness (4 strings, fingers only, as it should be) he has is something to behold. Try playing along with Stockholm Syndrome and you'll see what I mean. And he does that sh*t live. He is bad.

    Muse is AWESOME.
  11. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Damn striaight.

    Like eveyrone else has said, check out their latest album, Absolution. Thats an awsome album, and Chris is an amazing bass player. I saw them at the BDO this year, and wow...if i wasnt in the front row for the metallica gig, id wanna see muse for sure.
  12. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Did you catch my clever pun. Oh ho ho, I am so funny. I should be on last comic standing. My jokes create a thunderous laughter that fills the land ahhahaa... :eyebrow: :smug:

    I'm confused by my words, riddles I speak.

  13. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    There was a joke in that?