Why is Matt Bellamy so based? I can't find any flaws in his music, voice, or personality.
I'm practically fanboying over him now. Help me /mu/
His voice was pretty ridiculous in the first three albums. Showbiz is, I would agree, a flawless record but that doesn't make it a great one. It's just kind of alright.
I don't think they've ever made a bad album, though, I'm just not as big on their earlier material.
It's kinda cool to see /mu/ get so butthurt about Muse nowadays, in a way it shows how far they've gotten. I remember when everyone was gushing about The Resistance and then Twilight happened and it got too mainstream for /mu/.
>Bellamy is all style no substance, it's embarassing
I don't get it. I'll grant you that his lyrics aren't Pink Floyd-material, but he definitely doesn't write shit for his songs. I don't know of any band today that still writes "good" lyrics and is mainstream.
Music? Oh my god, yes, every muse album is an 8/10 at least, they have 3 easy 10/10s as well.
Voice? Only since 2006, and only in the lowest registers. He sounded dumb when singing high like "I WONT STAND IN YOUR WAY". He avoided it in BHAR, TR AND 2L, but for some reason it came back in Drones. Who knows what's up with that.
Personality: I don't know much about him, but he seems chill. Must be interesting to chat with him, being the kind of guy who writes songs about theoretical physics and Club of Rome reports.
For the last six years or so, Twilight was a long time ago, mate. But I was there, the board fucking loved them before that. And I have no doubt the new blood actually dislikes them for reasons unrelated to twilight, that's generational shift in action, but that's how it started.
I just can't stand it, its so whiney and unnatural, it's like he is trying to sound beautiful and it just comes off as really forced artificial. He has like an american idol contestant voice.
Honestly? I wouldn't say so. A thing is good or there isn't. I don't care if there's a dozen billion things like it, or if some are better, this thing is good and I enjoy this thing. I may enjoy some of those other things as well, but that doesn't deplete my enjoyment of this.
Well, with objective things, like ergonomics and such. Sure. But with subjective things, like music, then sure still, it's up for debate what things are "better" but I do enjoy better things more. That doesn't mean I can't enjoy this one thing, should I just spent all my time on the top 15 things I deem to be good? There's really no harm in just liking and talking about liking something because "There's better things out there". Sure, there's better things, I'm enjoying this now. I'm not going to stop eating a hamburger because spaghetti is my favourite food: I'm eating a hamburger right now.
desu, Drones isn't THAT bad. You still got good songs on it, and every Muse album (without exception) has at least one sub-par song on it, and this is coming from a Muse fan.
>Rating Black Holes above Resistance
I love Muse. But I feel like I do out of a starvedness more than anything.
They're the only modern band that is not afraid to go heavy without screamy scream vocals or a super serious badass attitude. Everything is so serious nowadays in rock music. They're lyrics are pretty gloomy gloom tough stuff, but musically they're pretty whacky whilst still being simple and catchy.
That used to be bread and butter for rock music, but then game glam and everything was power ballads, and then came grunge and everything was down tuned mid-tempo whinery with power-chords ahoy. I dunno, I like them more as a symbol than as a band.
Eh, I feel like BH&R is a significantly better version than 2nd Law. It has some great songs, but the album feels less inspired than their previous works.
Resistance is basically a Queen love letter, only has one legit annoying song (whatever the French named shit is), and also has the Exogenesis Symphony.
no, people dislike them now because everything they've released this decade so far has been shit and they even stopped making b-sides for no good reason like the very plebbiest of poptimists
Origin Of Symmetry = Absolution > The Resistance > Black Holes And Revelations > Showbiz > Drones > The 2nd Law
the theatrics on The Resistance work for me in a way that they don't for the last two albums, it's a genre shift for them but it's good music even if it's not 'Muse' enough, kinda similar to what happened to Suede on Head Music and A New Morning
They all suck so who cares?
You literally haven't heard any moden rock music have you?
Reminder that Thom Yorke contributed a song to New Moon. I haven't seen any significant Radiohead hatred.
Muse are and always have been and always will be an awful pop rock band that tries so hard to be Radiohead but fails miserably.