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Muse’s new album is different

Muse is a British rock band from Teignmouth, Devon that formed in 1994. Muse is made up of three members: Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme, and Dominic Howard. The band rose to fame in October of 1999, when they released their first album Showbiz. Twenty years later, they have produced eight studio albums, won countless awards, and have sold over 20 million albums worldwide.

Muse is a unique band, but they are also really good. The first time that I ever listened to Muse was back in 2016 when our band played their song “Uprising” as apart of our marching show. I really liked the style of the song and how easy it was to get into. Since then, I have been a fan of Muse, and have gotten really into their music. Some of their new songs such as “Dig Deep,” “Pressure,” and “Propaganda,” are a bit different from their older songs like “Sunburn” and “Uprising”, but they are still good. If I had to pick a favorite song by them, it would be “Uprising.”

“They will not force us. They will stop degrading us. They will not control us. We will be victorious, so come on.”~Uprising

Last month, Muse released their eighth studio album Simulation Theory. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums chart, making it their sixth number-one album in the UK. The album also debuted at number one on Swiss Albums, Scottish Albums, Dutch Albums, and Belgian albums. Simulation Theory peaked on 27 charts from all over the world and has sold over 50,000 copies in France alone.

Simulation Theory is a good album. If I had to rate it from 1-10, I would give it a 7.5. Don’t get me wrong, I like the album, but I think that a few of the songs, “Algorithm,” and “The Dark Side” don’t really fit into the album. I don’t like the way they sound, and in some parts of those songs, the words are muddled in the instrumentation. All of the other songs on this album have an upbeat/mood lifting feel to them, and that is what I like about them. I like that the songs on this album get me pumped and put me into a good mood. Muse has changed a lot over the years, changing from an alternative rock sound to more of an electronic rock sound, and that is really evident in Simulation Theory. Personally, I think that “Pressure,” “Get Up and Fight,” and “Dig Deep” are the best songs on this album.

“What we have is the only thing worth fighting for, and I won’t let nothing keep us apart. Through these fallouts, there is a truth and pain, but through it all, you will always have my heart.”~Get Up and Fight

If you are interested in purchasing Muse’s Simulation Theory album, it is available in stores, or on iTunes and Amazon. Overall, Simulation Theory was really easy to get into, and I really liked it. If you don’t at least give this album a listen then you are missing out.  

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