Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Ted's Song of the Week - 07/19/06

Black Holes and Revelations

I've been listening to this album non-stop since its release last week. While it doesn't possess the same charm that their previous album Absolution had, Black Holes and Revelations is definitely worth purchasing. From start to finish, Muse's newest offering is a rollercoaster of ups and downs that features a rare versatility that the group has only begun to showcase.

The trio from England decided to use a lot more synthesizers in their latest release, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Much like
Radiohead, Muse has steadily evolved their sound to incorporate a number of instruments to keep their art fresh and interesting without "selling out".

"Starlight" is the second track on Black Holes and Revelations. It is rumored to be released as the second single, which doesn't come as a surprise to yours truly. I knew from the moment I first heard the song that it was meant for radio-play. I was particularly impressed with singer Matthew Bellamy, who evokes images of both
Billy Joel and U2's Bono in this celestial ballad.

Muse - Starlight

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