Muse does it again!
Nostalgic yet fresh
By Terminator S 1023
I really enjoyed this album! Such a cool and different feel to it while still being the Muse I love
This album grows on you.
I've been a Muse fan for about 15 years now. As I've grown older and matured, so to has my taste in music. Muse has shapeshifted over the years in to different shapes and sounds, and sometimes it's clicked with what I like, sometimes it hasn't. The Resistance was hit or miss with me, I mostly enjoyed 2nd Law, and Drones was maybe 50/50. Regardless, with time and many listens, all of those albums (or at least some/most of the songs) have grown on me enough to not be offensive to my ears.
Simulation Theory is a weird album because many of the songs are the most non-Muse sounding Muse songs I've ever heard. On my first listen I was a bit shocked and even laughed at how bad I'd initially thought some of the songs were. The idea of "dance songs" you can groove to from albums like Black Holes takes on a whole new meaning here with some of these. Even still, they're catchy as hell and after a few listens, I found myself humming them as I went through my day.
This album excels as background music to your day. I put it on when I'm working, I put it on when I'm cleaning, I put it on when I'm driving. Very few of the individual songs stand out as masterpieces on their own, but this is one of those albums that flows well as a whole and keeps you moving. Sure, this isn't Showbiz or Absolution any more - but for what it is, it's well made and goes down very smooth. Just pretend it isn't Muse if you're too hung up on their old work and accept it for what it is. It certainly won't be for everyone, but I think it stands on it's own quite well.
I love it!!
Very Tron-like. Anyone getting Daft Punk vibes?
At first, I was quite apprehensive and frankly, put off by the overuse of synths and eltronica that is used throughout this album. But after 3 listens front to back I am quite amazed by the songwriting and production that went into this 80’s themed masterpiece. Muse always sets the bar higher and higher each and every time they put out a new album. Simulation Theory is no exception and I think the only duds are Pressure and Something Human (which I say only because they're so different from the rest of the tracks. Overall, I am impressed and can see myself listening to this years from now.
Was an interesting band when they sounded different from anything else. Now they sound like mostly everything else.
This album if freakin’ awesome!! Love the sound of MUSE!!
Muse Never Dissapoints
Of course it sounds a bit different from their other albums dummies! Muse has grown and evolved! Matt’s voice will be forever engrained in my soul, just as it was when I first listened to Black Holes and Revelations. Their passion has not changed
By Y Gdtbsdftybf dynybd
ANYONE WHO SAYS THIS IS TERRIBLE SHOULD GO TO HELL
Just can’t dig themselves out of the hole they created like three or four albums ago.