Post by blondeambassador on Aug 30, 2008 22:26:32 GMT
I wasn't a Muse fan at all until I worked with them earlier this year and was therefore forced into watching their live show, before then I had definately thought they were over-rated and way too hyped, but literally as soon as they kicked in with Knights of Cydonia, their first track, I knew I was gonna have to swallow my pride and admit I might have been wrong, and I've been a huge fan since...I like all of their albums really, every single one for me has highlights and tracks I can take or leave, maybe thats because I got into them after all of them had been released, so never had that 'listen to death new album' sensation- In Rainbows has firmly placed itself right up there with my favourite Radiohead albums but I can't help but think that might be because its the first album of theirs I bought on day of release and got excited about.
Anyway, yeah, Muse...it's their live show that I thinks make them special, thats the only time they started to stand out as anything special to me, and then once I'd seen it, it brought their albums to life a bit more I would say.
I've been to the pub so my arguments may be snotty and incoherent but basically:
- musecubed is right that OoS is Muse's best album but more wrong than Gary Glitter's sex life about BH&R being a bad album. It pushes OoS close for their best album ever: just wrong wrong wrong wrong!
- BA, you're also massively put to shame by not liking Muse sooner than you did. They were one of my 'get on at the ground floor' bands: I bought Showbiz purely off the back of a good review on its release (hadn't heard a note of their music) by Teletext critic John Earls, and that makes me a Soopafan! Just like I was for PRR, Hope Of The States, The Music and others. Yah boo sucks to the lot of ya! Soopafan!
- I'm about to go to bed listening to the song Kid A, on repeat. I think I'll have nightmares.
In what capacity did you work with them BA, if you don't mind me asking?
Muse are a great live band, but have yet to make an album that is consistently great.
And don't you Soopafan me:
As for what I'm listening too, on the Bus down to Tottingham Court Road I has the new mini-album by The Mirimar Disaster on, then a bit of their first album. On the way back I listened to Until Your Heart Stops by Cave In. Most of this evening has been suffle, but I'm off to fall asleep to The Ghost Of Tom Joad by Bruce Springsteen.
Wow, that sounds pretty cool! Was just being nosey really
So, right now I'm listening to Mogwais newest, which I've had for about a week and think is fantastic. Other than that tonights insomnia has been soundtracked by Johnny Cash and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. I've also watched Salad Fingers. S'not exactly been bouncing and smiling...!
FRANK ZAPPA! It's funny listening to his back-catalogue and hearing all of the tunes that other artists totally ripped off of. Not that he wasn't ripping off of others all the time as well... but this guy made so much music that I didn't know was so influential, until just now. That's my point I guess - that I didn't know how influential he was.
The Sound of Animals Fighting - The Ocean and the Sun Silversun Pickups - Pikul EP (MUCH better than the album IMO... The album is still amazing tho) Russian Circles - Enter Sonic Youth - Washing Machine