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Great album, great LP pressing.
on September 29, 2016
Muse greatly expanded their sound with Black Holes and Revelations. The framework in their music has been there for a while, but this was the album that really explored their musical reach. They would do the same on their next two albums, with somewhat mixed results, before going back to a more straight rock oriented sound, but this album remains a joy to listen through all the same.
Now the record pressing is fantastic. It keeps mostly the same mixing as was on the CD release, but it's noticeably clearer sounding. It has the same bass heavy sound, but it has a slightly clearer high end. Which I appreciate, as this album over their previous efforts did sound a bit more muted and washed out over their previous works.
Actual record quality is amazing. No pops or scratches. It makes for a pristine listening from front to back. No warping that I can notice on the record either.
Overall, it's just a great album by a great band. And this captures them at a real turning point musically. Some might say it's their last truly great album too. Even almost ten years later, it still holds up extremely well.