Absolution

March 23, 2004 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • 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: 57:07
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  • ASIN: B002BGCCZC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (485 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,073 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I recommend this album to anyone who likes Radiohead, or anyone that just likes good music.
David Abraham
Great song, definately the best song on the album, this is the song that made Muse big in America, and this is as good as it gets.
Sean Lovegrove
The singer's voice flies and runs over the song, very emotional, and you can just FEEL the music running through you.
Chris Ochman

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119 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Chris Ochman on 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 By Robert Graves on 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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99 of 113 people found the following review helpful By diddywiddit on 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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