New Muse Single Is… Meh

muse-09I don’t know what’s happened to this band, seriously. They had a run of four albums that were some of the the very best that the 00s had to offer.

Then The Resistance landed in 2009 and the first crack appeared in Muse’s armour. Instead of the tight rock masterpieces we were used to, Muse delivered an album that was “conceptually impressive but musically all too familiar”.

I gave them the benefit of the doubt though because I love this band and I knew that they could do better. “The next album is going to melt faces” I predicted, “so I’ll just let The Resistance slide for now, nobody’s perfect”.

And now here we are, three years down the line with their next album scheduled for release on 1st October and from what I’ve heard thus far, I’m as excited for the new album as I was for my last root canal treatment.



Their Olympic song, “Survival” was utter tripe. The lyrics were weak and the song itself sounded like reheated leftovers from The Resistance.

Of course, people immediately rallied to the band’s side saying they deliberately made the song a watered-down version of what they’re really capable of because if they unleashed their full force writing a song for the Olympics, chances are the masses wouldn’t be able to handle it.

Now their first single, “Madness” has just landed and yeah. Maybe I need to give it a few more listens because right now, this track is doing absolutely nothing for me.

Check it:



I mean Christ. Who wrote this track? U2? Queen? Cause it sure as fuck couldn’t have been Muse, right?

To put this in context, lemme just remind you all of what this band is actually capable of before some smart-ass decided to troll the shit out of this post.



Muse, please, get your shit together.

If the new album has just one track that can hold a flame to that, I’ll be happy, cause right now, the outlook is pretty goddamn bleak.


8 Responses to “New Muse Single Is… Meh”

  1. 1 Jax
    August 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Yeah you’re right.
    I love Muse, but this new track…eish. On the bright side: at least it isn’t full of dubstep like i suspected it might be.
    Let’s hope the rest of the album is better. If not, just plays Knights of Cydonia on repeat

    • August 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Jax you badass.
      You know what’s a better song than this pile o’ shite? The one I just made up in my head called “Jax Is A Total Badass”.
      The drum solo – holy shit. It’s like machine-gun fire at a Batman screening.

  2. 3 Piet Pompies
    August 22, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Spot on with the u2/queen comments…very disappointing.

    On the positive side, they might be on an episode of Glee/judging Idols soon if this is any indication of the direction they are taking.

    • August 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Hahaha! Piet, my man I think you just nailed it.
      That’s definitely the market it sounds like they’re targeting.
      You’re telling me this is the same band that wrote “Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist”?!

  3. 5 Seerower
    August 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I am getting The Killers flashbacks… No, they are just experimenting… Just because it’s different doesn’t mean it’s bad… Let them get it out of their system… The next album will be better… What do you mean downward spiral…?

    • August 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Another perfect case in point. Heard any of the new material yet? Sounds like B-sides from Flowers’ solo album.
      And the media write-ups on this garbage are cringe-worthy.
      NME actually likes the new Muse track.
      Are. You. Fucking. Serious.
      They should hire me. That would get people reading their site 😉

  4. 7 Civilian
    August 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Am I the only one in the world who fucking loves the new tracks? Haha.


  5. March 5, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I love dubstep, its so chilled out yet also drops the hard hitting beats and bass that is just so addictive.

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