At 10/9/12 02:50 AM, HeavenDuff wrote:
What do you guys think ?
I agree with some of what he says, but I do think he is a little harsh on some of the early tracks. Muse are clearly tinkering with a lot of ideas in the album, and I fully agree that not all of them come off, but the first 9 tracks for me all work as stand alone songs (not so well as an album admittedly). Not to everyone's tastes, but I personally enjoy all of them.
The last four are another story. I have nothing against tracks 10 and 11, but they are about as far from what I would want on a Muse album as possible. Track 11 in particular I quite like, but it sounds very like Foo Fighters etc, not Muse, and as such is a little disappointing.
Track 12 is the first Muse track ever that I can't bring myself to listen to (a shame after a nice intro), while 13 is simply a bit dull.
It does leave me craving the highs of Origin of Symmetry/ Absolution, and certainly is far from their best work, but there is enough on there to enjoy for me.