ARTIST               :        MUSE

GENRE                :        ROCK

DATE RELEASED:        2015


If you have been following Muse career trajectory, you can conclude that this band is the Madonna of Rock.  They have constantly reinvented their music and sound over the years.  The band started as an alternative rock and over the years they had infused their albums with different musical styles like EDM, pop, and orchestral music.  Thus, their albums are always fresh to your ears.  In this 2015 album of theirs, the band outdid their previous output.

Watch “Mercy” video here

Sing along to “Psycho” lyric video here

After listening to the whole album, you can say that this is a concept album.  Muse tried to weave a story with drones as lead character.  The songs in this album discuss how sinister the world right now.

Sing along to lyric video of “Reapers” here

It seems that everyone is trying to invade each other’s lives.  This is my own take with the concept of this album.  The whole drone thing theme can be interpreted as how destructive our lives at the moment.  Some of the songs with its vivid description of how ironical society right now, served as warnings to people how destruction will rule the world at the end of the day.

Wactch official video of “Dead Inside” here

Musically, this album is like a movie soundtrack.  It has bombastic moments, serene moods, and aggressive reasonance.  Thus, this album deserves a 4 star rating.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it


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