MUSE – Third Explosive Album ‘ABSOLUTION’ Released 15 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

14 September 2018

Band: MUSE

Album: ABSOLUTION – the band’s third longplayer

Released: 15 September 2003 – 15 years ago

NMEreview: “An astonishing third album from the Teignmouth three. Bellamy has put together a collection of simple, poetic, transparent songs that re-engage with the old words and values; honour, courage and righteousness. It’s one long love letter to the Impossible Dream, and it WILL NOT SURRENDER. There’s been no record released yet this century with stakes so high. Musically, it could have been a disaster. But one man’s prog is another man’s progress, and every guitar here sounds like it’s from the future, every flourish and movement scored and orchestrated with the celestial vision. By indulging every pomp rock wet dream he’s ever had, Matt’s found that there’s no such thing as too much distortion, and that, when you care this much, chartbusting tunes really do fall from the sky…” – Score: 4.5/5 – Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Still, by far, my favorite Muse album. Mostly a battering emo-powerhouse plus some softer, touching beauties (Endlessly / Blackout / Falling Away With You)

THEE TOP TRACKS: Hysteria / Time Is Running Out / Endlessly

* HYSTERIA – their best knockout ever…

* TIME IS RUNNING OUT – power cut…

* ENDLESSLY – just wonderful…

ABSOLUTION in full…

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