Muse were formed in 2004 in Devon, England. Their first three albums saw the band build on their alt-rock sound with classical influences and had seen them gain quite the reputation as an energetic live act. ‘Black Holes and Revelations’ saw the band move in a new direction musically, incorporating more electronic and pop elements into their sound; a sound which would help them garner a wider fan base. Like all their previous albums the bands lyrics featured political and dystopian undertones but also some pure love songs.
I had listened to the previous albums, but it was not until ‘Black Holes and Revelations’ that Muse completely blew me away. If that means I prefer a more mainstream sound from the stadium rock group, well I’m ok with that. This exploration of sound would bring them to a wider audience and was still like nothing else out there at the time. It was a wall of sound that came at you but not to overwhelm you, no this sound came to move you. With tracks along the lines of “Super Massive Black Hole” and “Knights of Cydonia” this was a band producing their best work and creating on a scale their sound deserved.
The Final Word
“Throw it all away
Let’s lose ourselves
Cause there's no one left for us to blame
It’s a shame we're all dying
And do you think you deserve your freedom"
Till next we Brew,