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5.0 out of 5 stars The best thing NOT to hit the U.S. this year!, 29 Sep 2003
This review is from: Absolution (Audio CD)
Being a Muse fan ever since Showbiz debuted in the states in late 1999, I have been appalled at their lack of popularity here. The fact that Origin of Symmetry and Absolution aren't released in America is a shame, considering these two albums are vastly superior to the majority of American bands around. But...on to the review.
While Origin of Symmetry is a very manic and wild-sounding album, it seems that Bellamy and Co. have found maturity on Absolution. While it is proven that they can still rock to high heaven on tracks like Stockholm Syndrome, Hysteria, and Thoughts of a Dying Atheist, Muse finally show the perfect blend of modern alternative rock and classical music with such tracks as Blackout and Endlessly. This is such a great album, I don't really have the words to describe it. So big sounding and triumphant on every track, including 'Intro' and 'Interlude'. This very well could be album of the year as far as I'm concerned, and it will be in my regular album rotation for quite some time, along with the new Elbow disc (ALSO UNRELEASED IN THE STATES!) Just goes to show...U.S. record labels have no clue what they're doing anymore..
Great album, HIGHLY recommended!

Origin Of Symmetry
Origin Of Symmetry
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grandiose excellence, 29 July 2001
This review is from: Origin Of Symmetry (Audio CD)
Origin of Symmetry is one of those albums that only comes along once every few years. One of those albums that dares to challenge and inspire listeners, and show what incredible potential this band has. With Showbiz, they were seen by many as a mere Radiohead clone, but with this new album, they come into their own with a collection of fierce overblown dramatics and ferocious rock music. Muse combine the grandiosity of classical music and angst of today's rock scene in songs such as 'Newborn', with its mindblowing riff one minute into the song, and epic songs like 'Space Dementia' and 'Screenager', both 6 minute plus songs that go a number of musical ways before climaxing wildly. My favorite song on the album is 'Screenager', a seven minute 'Paranoid Android' worthy romp. My only regret is that this album is not to be released in the US until 2002, which makes it that much harder for the power and grace of Muse to be fully realized. All in all, this is a classic rock album, and a preview for much better things to come from these guys.

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