Muse fans on last.fm and the new CD

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28 sept. 2009, 14h48m

An open letter to the Muse fans on last.fm.

What in the hell is wrong with you people?

It used to be that a discourse among you bunch was civilized and respectful, even when you all disagreed with each other.

All of sudden the band gets one of their songs on the sound track of a bad, but popular, vampire film, they release a CD that's apparently not up to some standards, and then you set yourselves upon each other like wolves at Armageddon.

Granted, Twilight ruined Supermassive Black Hole for me, as well (and I wasn't even a fan of it when it was first released, although it did grow on me after a few listens). However, I don't really see the point of getting on someone's case because they discovered your favorite band later than you did. Who is to say, in the end, who is the real fan and who isn't? At the end of the day, it's enthusiasm that counts.

Do I think The Resistance is their best CD? No. Do I think it's better than Black Holes and Revelations? Hell, yes. I'll even forgive them their Timbaland and Bon Jovi moments, as well as that rather dull first single of theirs (which, surprise surprise, is being played to death on American radio) to revel in the lunacy that is United States of Eurasia, the intensity of Unnatural Selection andMK Ultra, the music hall looniness of I Belong to You, and that awkward but ultimately gorgeous ExoGenesis "Symphony" tacked on at the end.

I can understand why some people are not into the new CD. Some of the lunacy does come off a little calculated. A lot of the lyrics leave a little to be desired. It also doesn't help matters that Glenn Beck likes them.

But still, people. Lighten up on each other. You're all good in the hood. :)

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  • alexzzx

    I agree on everything. TR isn't their best album, but it's definately better than BHAR if you're a fan of old-school Muse. There's no Starlight or Supermassive Black Hole, but who cares? Although those songs are pretty good songs, they don't really represent the overall sound of the band. My favorite album is OoS because it's just so intense and touching. I thought Absolution was a great follow up too, a little bit more sophisticated, but with the same intensity. With TR I think they got back on track. I just can't believe how that Timbaland track is so popular though, and by people who call themself Muse fans too, UD is the opposite of what Muse is all about, or used to be anyway.... Sometimes I wonder if I listen to the same band as my fellow Muse fans.

    29 sept. 2009, 18h03m
  • bigstarlet

    Hey Alexzzx, thanks for all of that. Truth be told, I'm more of an old-school Muse fan myself, having discovered them via Absolution, OoS is also my fave, picking up as an import after hearing it streamed on their website. As much as I find it laughable when people say that BHAR is their best album, it's certainly not something to get violent over. As for UD, my guess is that the band were pressured to come up with another SBH. It's not something I appreciate, myself, but, then again, I remember the screaming that happened when Queen first released Another One Bites The Dust.

    29 sept. 2009, 19h46m
  • alexzzx

    I didn't get into Muse until last year, so I was able to look at all their albums with a open mind. Either way I found myself more attracted to Absolution and OoS in the long run. I think the problem most ppl have with OoS is that Matt's eccentricity is the most present on that album. But that's what makes this band awesome as opposed to just great. But it seems like some ppl just don't get that part of the band. They have different tastes, I guess. It's funny you should mention Queen. I was afraid Muse would do the same mistakes they did. I love their 70's material, but can't stand the so called music they made in the 80's. Another One Bites The Dust rocks though.

    2 oct. 2009, 22h54m
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