This review is from: Absolution (Audio CD)
I bought this album on the strength of 'Origin of Symmetry'. I had high hopes and wasn't disappointed - I didn't think it was possible, but 'Absolution' is actually an improvement.
The instrumentation and vocals are completely over the top, which some may not like at first. But give it time and you'll realise how amazing this album really is.
I love how Bellamy's straining voice manages to get away with singing "This is the end. This is the end of the world..." in 'Apocalypse Please' and "You've got to be the best. You've got to change the world..." in 'Butterflies And Hurricanes'. He does it with such conviction that you can't help but be affected, and I can't think of anyone else who'd get away with those lyrics (not that they're bad, but they're pretty OTT)
Definately a contender for Album of the Year.