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Absolution

Muse Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
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Where to start? ok, lets get rid of this radiohead comparison nonsense.
whilst i agree that the first Muse album does have similarities with radiohead, it must be pointed out that muse were employing at that time the same bloke that produced the bends. go figure.
one band makes music that gets fans who staring at their shoes in misery, the other band have fans look up to the stars for inspiration. i know which camp i prefer to be in.
Absolution is an album for which the word grandiose scarecely does justice. even the little things seem to be huge.
from the Nuremberg style stomps at the very start to the massive grand piano chords on ruled by secrecy at the very end, the listener (and the neighbours if you turn it up loud enough) are treated to a rich and colourful musical landscape; whether you want a waltzing love song - (endlessly), to inspiring hard rock ((butterflies and hurricanes; with, might i add, your own little Rachmaninov piano solo) this is a cd with no musical stone unturned. if radiohead is a boring student with a his nose in a book, then muse is his more interesting younger brother who likes to get off his trolley on LSD and speed. (just say NO kids!)
listening to this album you'd wonder how the band make such a massive sound with just the three of them. well thats easy in the studio i hear you say. i thought that until i saw them live, at both the Mod Club and Glastonbury. the best live band in the world today, with the best album. no question.
stand out tracks: stockholm syndrome
hysteria
butterflies andhurricanes
its difficult to sum up this album in five words without cliches, but ill try.
varied, progressive, thought provoking, inspiring.
thanks for reading.
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"Absolution", the third studio album from the English rockers Muse, (14 tracks, 52 min.) is no great departure from their earlier albums, and I mean that as a compliment. The trio provides a wall-of-sound with heavy bass and drums, and scratching guitar riffs and solos all over, with the occasional pianos to add to the "heavy metal emo". It works great. Best tunes include the opener "Apocalypse Please" which oozes urgency, both musically and in the lyrics ("Declare This an Emergency...This is The End of the World"), the current single "Time Is Running Out" (in heavy rotation on MTV2 and Fuse), but also "Stockholm Syndrome" and the thundering "Hysteria". And can we get over the Radiohead comparisons already? What does it matter whether these guys are or aren't like Radiohead era-"The Bends"? "Absolution" is an outstanding album, period, and should be enjoyed for what it is, nothing more, nothing less.
Muse are bone-fide stars in their home country of England and, to a lesser degree, elsewhere in Europe. They headline the massive UK open-air festival V2004 later this summer. To put that in contrast: about two months ago, Muse played Top Cat's here in Cincinnati, which holds about 200 people or so, give or take a few dozen (at least it was sold out!). True story. I still can't hardly believe it myself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Muse Breaks from the Mold with Absolution May 28 2004
By Alya
Format:Audio CD
Mix the melodious renderings of Radiohead, and the addictive beats of Nirvana, adding symphonious melodies and you have Muse. Following the trend of their previous albums, Absolution creates a hybrid of a classical presence and powerful rock compositions, though the production of this album is takes a less industrial turn. Their growth is apparent in the lilting and inviting rhythms that mix perfectly with Matthew Bellamy's voice, like in the mesmerizing ballad "Sing for Absolution." They have abandoned some of the more eclectic styles, allowing the classical and modern rock to meld rather than clash, creating an enigmatic production.
A sign of their maturity as artists, the theme that resonates throughout the album is the desire to overcome inner struggles to find liberation. The songs embody a series of life's big and little problems, becoming an anthem for each. Every song creates its own world to enter, whether it be obsession, like the pompous electricity of "Hysteria", or indifference which comes from melancholy tunes like Blackout. Lyrics like "Don't grow up too fast/ And don't embrace the past/ This life's too good to last/ And I'm too young to care" cannot be ignored, and personify the prevailing emotions, while it is the hypnotic music which leaves the lingering effects.
What seems to be the heart of the album is "Butterflies and Hurricanes," which is at once intimidating and inspirational. This song with its provocative yet simple lyrics awakens the audience with Bellamy's voice that shifts from a wistful lullaby to a resounding operatic strain. His vocal styles mixed with the fusion of dominant orchestral authority with intense rock music create a song that leaves the listener breathless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MY new OBSESSION... MUSE May 14 2004
By Ayesha
Format:Audio CD
Muse is all you see on my ipod screen nowadays... I can't stop playing their songs and I don't think i'll ever get tired of their unique and great music with those awesome guitar riffs that start out each song so beautifully and perfectly. And I can't help but get chills listening to songs from Absolution... but don't stop with just buying Absolution, buy Origin of Symmetry, Hullabaloo and Showbiz... they're all awesome. So they say that Muse sounds like Radiohead and at first when i heard some of their songs they did remind me a bit of Radiohead BUT Muse is unique in its own way. Radiohead is a bit more sad/moody (u know in that good way... cuz don't get me wrong i LOVE Radiohead)and Muse almost makes me feel like i'm ready for anything the day brings. SOOOOOOO BUY THIS CD... ACTUALLY I SAY U BUY ALL OF THEIR OThEr CD'S TOO!!! TRUST ME and all these other people who gave such kick ass reviews for Muse... which they are definitely worthy of...I would give them 10 stars if i could. Muse is my new obsession and soon it will be yours!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Such a powerful CD. There isn't one weak song on this disc. I can listen to it over and over and never get sick of it. Haunting vocals.
Published on Feb. 2 2008 by Carlita
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely
Apparently the third time was the charm -- Brit-rock band Muse's third album was the one to break out in the US. Read more
Published on March 27 2007 by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely
Apparently the third time was the charm -- little-known Brit-rock band Muse's third album was the one to break out in the US. Read more
Published on Feb. 22 2007 by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars Underestimated- for now
This is one of the best bands out there right now and no one in North America has heard of them before. I think this is going to be huge very soon. Rock on guys! You deserve it
Published on July 6 2006 by Dr Doom
5.0 out of 5 stars wow
Absolution is a great album and Muse is a good group.They have an extraordinary sound that not a lot of artists have.You must have this Cd.
Published on June 28 2006 by Sophie
5.0 out of 5 stars SWEEEET
Get all the Muse memreobilia you can! You'll be able to sell it later at an inflated cost to fans who wanna get it in the future. Read more
Published on March 3 2006 by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars For simply amazing music get Muse
This Cd is awe-inspiring.Matt Bellamy's voice is truly haunting and incredible to hear.The guitar,piano,bass and drums all fit perfectly together.I love this band. Read more
Published on July 10 2005 by bryandd
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
there is no way you won`t love it to the very last note
Published on Feb. 5 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing
After I heard HYSTERIA for the first time, I knew I had to have that CD. ABSOLUTION is such an amazing album; filled with sadness, melancholy and romance. Read more
Published on Jan. 21 2005 by k
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving
After hearing this band the first time, I was struck by the vocal similarities of Matt Bellamy to Thome York, but that's where the similarities ended. Read more
Published on Dec 7 2004 by damian
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