1502Re: [Stratosphere_Fanzine] Re: Short Album Review - Black Holes and Revelations / Muse vs. Keane.
- Nov 2, 2006Just that Muses' 'Black Holes' single and Keanes' 'Crystal Ball' single are a little too similar and it does sound as if it was Keanes idea first, that's all
Jen <jdloc4@...> wrote:Ok, now - are you trying to make me dislike Muse's latest album??!
LOL I didn't think Keane had that full-on guitar/drum/ who-knows-
what-else sound?? Isn't Keane more simplistic and less bombastic?
More sappy and crushed-heart- on-sleeve versus frenetic and moody
Muse? Just wondering as I haven't been following Keane that much...
--- In Stratosphere_ Fanzine@yahoogro ups.com, Jon Gordon
<chateau_distorted@ ...> wrote:
> Muse really sound a lot like Keane nowadays, a bit too much for
this listener to want to encourage them any further - get over the
success of 'Somewhere Only We Know' , boys -
> Jen <jdloc4@...> wrote: I think Matt's vocals and the
instruments are all cranked to 11 on
> their latest Black Holes and Revelations album (well, except
> for 'ballad songs' numbers 5 and 6, and maybe number 10 - yeah,
> I'm bad with song titles) and that the sound is like a more
> and dynamic Radiohead (The Bends-era), with Matt sounding a little
> like Jeff Buckley when he's straining on some of the notes.
> It's full-throttle from the get-go, no halfways here for the most
> part, with Matt's histrionic vocals pushed to the limit and
> sonic overload - so be willing to be swept away by the quasi-
> dramatics of it all, or be ready for your auditory apparatus to
> shudder in distaste...
> Someone recently mentioned (I think it was someone at The Big
> Forum at:
> http://www.bigtakeo ver.com/forum/)
> that part of the problem with Muse is that there are no lulls, no
> interludes of calm and quiet to balance the blasting, overwrought
> bits - that there's no light and shadow - but to me it comes off
> exhilerating, like a rollercoaster ride that keeps speeding around
> bends - and that there is room for music like this too.
> I feel it's more a question of - does the way the music is played
> away or drown out the seriousness of the lyrics - because,
> Muse (or Matt or whoever) do write some pretty dire, straight-
> and/or contemplative, albeit simple at times, lyrics...just my
> Does anyone else have their hands on this album? What are your
> thoughts? Too loud and obnoxious? Just what the doctor ordered?
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