Sing For Absolution Single, Maxi
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It really does go with Sing For Absolution very well indeed. With the repeating "cleanse away our sins" it's a very fitting song with Sing For Absolution ("our souls remain unrectified"). An extardordinary song... but to the real deal, the A-side. Maybe a slight underated, Sing For Absolution boasts the most poetic lyrics on Absolution. It is also the first single by Muse from Absolution to not be a hailstorm of guitars and thundering basslines or screaming vocals. And it's not disappointing, no. I honestly thought Muse were going to release a typically heavy song eg. The Small Print but, to my utter disbelief they went ahead to release SFA. Perhaps not the most talked about song on Absolution this was far from a lot of people's expectations. But Muse still need a breakthrough single and maybe a lighter song will do that.
This is indeed lighter and boasts probably the best production next to Butteflies and Hurricanes on the album. The lyrics are the most powerful feature of SFA, and, along with Matt Bellamy's vocals (which are very underated), they make the song a great achievement of Muse. I would probably expect an improvement on this song in later albums, as Muse are definitely progressing for the better.
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The real reason I purchased this however was for the b-side, as I already own the album. I was not disappointed. Fury is one of Muses best songs with a thumping bass riff through the verse along with the effects ridden guitar work and the chorus which just builds and builds, not unlike the b-side off the Hysteria single, Eternally Missed. I feel though that this is just simply a better song. Matts vocals work excellently on the chorus, building from a low quietness up to a big almost shouted close. Overall this single is worth buying if you already own sfa on the album, as the b-side has some of the most beautiful singing/guitar/keyboards in the chorus and two of their best thumping riffs in the verse/outro.
So buy it. Buy it now.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
he i dont like this single. im an enourmous muse fan and am a bit annoyied about their choice of b-side as it was already on the japanese release (which i own) i know this doesnt... Read morePublished on 21 May 2004
What can I say....After the last album you thought that it could never get better....
But the new album is something that no-one expected... Read more
Out of all the tracks that could have been released off Absolution, I feel that Sing For Absolution was a good choice. It has a great tune and lyrics. Read morePublished on 16 May 2004 by Hayley Warren