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.
Apocalypse please is as pompus as a song ever could become with as one of you put it a "Mozart on speed" feeling to it. Sing for absolution, and most of the albums songs are representing MUSE at their best. If the band ever would do a greatest collection a lot of the songs would come from this one.
And for all of you that really love MUSE music please check Jeff Buckley out (Grace) , one of MUSE strongest influences...he's the source and soul of the 90's, and much missed since he drowned in 1997. Guess what the last track on their Stockholm show-setlist was... Intence is the word!