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March 23, 2004

  Song Title
Apocalypse Please
Time Is Running Out
Sing For Absolution
Stockholm Syndrome
Falling Away With You
Butterflies and Hurricanes
The Small Print
Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist
Ruled By Secrecy

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  • Original Release Date: March 23, 2004
  • Release Date: March 23, 2004
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2003 A&E Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 57:08
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (481 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,601 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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119 of 128 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking...... October 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Okay, my story of falling in love with Muse is rather odd. A LONG time ago, I was randomly looking and listening to songs remixed by SoulWax. That was a LONG time ago. So I'm listening to my music, and suddenly, "Muscle Museum" came on. The remixed version. I was simply like...wow...that is REALLY good! Who IS this? Of course, it was just SoulWax...so I went online and looked for a song called Muscle Museum, I found Muse. Listened to some other songs by them, and went out promptly bought the album.

Simply put, this album blew me away. Some may say it sounds like Radiohead, and yes, it does, but not a LOT like Radiohead. Muse is very unique unto themselves and the singer's voice is amazing.

The album starts off with a short intro which runs into "Apocalypse Please" Beautiful piano underlying the rest of the music, sends shivers through my body. The singer's voice flies and runs over the song, very emotional, and you can just FEEL the music running through you.

Then you come to the song which they released, "Time is Running Out" One word. Wow.

I do have to say that I can't continuously listen to the album though. As much as I love it, I just cannot take the sheer emotion that the singer voice portrays, sending him really high up in the octaves.

This album is amazing...and I can guarantee you, that if you listen to "Time is Running Out" You'll be like..."I WAS LOOKING FOR THAT SONG!!!!" Every one of my friends that I have shown this song to have had that reaction.....*grins*

So go out and buy it! Now!
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233 of 272 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yorke's evil twin April 25, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've recently discovered this little-known UK band, Muse, and I'm blown away by almost every aspect of this release. The music is heavy alternative, but with a production and songwriting expertise that takes it all to a new area of exploration. The band's driving force is classically oriented progressions played by guitars, pianos, drums, and more guitars. All the while, Matt Bellamy bellows his amazing melodic impressions over the whole thing.
Straight away, something needs to be addressed. This band and its singer, despite the nitpicking disclaimers other reviewers have tried to make, sounds remarkably similar to old Radiohead (The Bends, OK Computer in particular). Matt Bellamy, in fact, could be a stand-in on any Radiohead tour. I actually did research to see of Bellamy was really Thom Yorke masquerading in a front band. That's how much they sound alike, bottom line. You can try to compare and contrast abstract and subtle approaches to style that differ, but the reality is if someone would've told me this was an unreleased Radiohead record from 1997, I would've believed them, no questions asked.
However, this isn't an entirely fair comparison. I also would've said of this fictional 1997 Radiohead release, "Wow, Thom's singing range has really expanded...and the music's gotten far more complex...and the production is more intense and intelligent than other Radiohead records..."
That all means that Absolution actually blows by any early Radiohead comparisons that others would make. So what if Matt Bellamy sounds just like Thom Yorke? He sounds *better* than Tom Yorke. So what if the chord progressions are similar to OK Computer's monolithic vamp sections?
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97 of 111 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah... closure at last. February 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
My best friend has been raving about Muse for what must be a year now. He heard them while on a business trip in Amsterdam, and while I never doubted for a second that they were as good as he enthusiastically claimed them to be, not having any readily available proof in the U.S. somehow lessened the impact of his praises. MP3s he supplied to me whetted my appetite, but even those couldn't provide a satisfyingly complete exposure to the music of Muse. So finally after much hunting, I have acquired an import of this album. (I could have ordered it from Amazon, of course, but I enjoy the thrill of the hunt and the instant gratification that comes with finding an intensely-lusted after CD as a result of tireless store-combing.) And lemme tell ya, this album's introduction into my world has been so satisfying it borders on the bloody cathartic. This band, this CD, and--hell--this review are for all of the baffled and bereft, bag-holding Radiohead fans out there. This is for the conflicted, not the fanatical. This is for the enthusiasts who found the transition from OK Computer to Kid A an unexpected disappointment, like waking up one morning to discover that the adorable puppy you bought and bonded with has grown up to become a very tasty looking Belgian waffle or a state-of-the-art washing machine. You feel love for the puppy, and it's because of this now thoroughly confused but still-sincere devotion that you must acknowledge that the waffle smells delicious or that the washing machine is indeed quite remarkably sleek and efficient. Deep down, however, you can't lay to rest the confused thought, "But where is my dog? Wasn't this thing supposed to become a dog? Really, a dog was the next and most obvious step in the puppy-development process. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid album
A definite keeper. Love all the melodies. The singer is amazing. His voice is beautiful and this band is just A #1.
Published 9 days ago by rox
2.0 out of 5 stars sorry
bought this along with radiohead ok computer cause portnoy listed he liked
i don't like everything portnoy likes and that's ok
it's dark, apocalyptic.
it's not prog
Published 12 days ago by Kevin William Finn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Awesome cd. Every song is better than the next. The cd case was broken when I received it but that did not dishearten me.
Published 27 days ago by linji
1.0 out of 5 stars New Lp arrived WARPED - Replacement arrived WARPED.
Not buying anymore vinyl from Amazon. 3 out of 5 new records I've bought have been badly warped. Back to the thrift store bins :)
Published 1 month ago by Bryan Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Muse's best.
I love the band Muse, they are creative and quirky. This album is awesome! Love just about all of the songs.
Published 1 month ago by C
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar Band!
Muse is perhaps the best thing since The Beatles. Musical geniuses. Lyrics for Truth & Life. A must for everyday listening.
Published 1 month ago by Richard Padgett
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!
my favorite CD of theres!!!!great music and it came on time.there was some scratches on the case though….its worth buying
Published 3 months ago by Kyle
4.0 out of 5 stars Live it
Listening to the music now. Love it! I think I like The 2nd Law a tad better. I like to run with Muse. It motivates me through the hard miles.
Published 4 months ago by Thanks I Needed That
5.0 out of 5 stars My first MUSE experience
This is the CD that made me fall in love with MUSE, after hearing Hysteria on the radio. Can't miss Sunburn and Origins of Symmetry.
Published 5 months ago by John D
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This is far better then origin of symmetry. I love very single song in this album. Every single one. It is very melodic. Plus the best guitar and bass!!!
Published 5 months ago by XxSanta001xX
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