Oh my gooooddddddddddd!!!
Like a lot of people who grew up on Muse in their prime, I look at Black Holes & Revelations, Absolution, and Origin of Symmetry with an immense fondness. I wouldn't say I was ever a Muse fanatic, but I can acknowledge the rippling effect those records had on rock music in the noughties. Anything after Black Holes & Revelations though and things start to get a little rocky, don't they? For reasons I can only surmise, Matt and co.
The Dorset trio’s ninth is a missive from the End Times, which, as grim as it sounds, is pretty appropriate right now Hello from the UK, where – maybe you’ve heard? – we live in bleak times. There’s raw sewage being pumped into rivers and the sea. Fascism and authoritarianism are on the rise. Inflation has risen to crippling rates, everyone from barristers to rubbish collectors is on strike, all while the zombie government we're seemingly saddled with forever stumbles from one disaster to the next.
Nine albums deep, Muse are back with yet another sonic uprising . In a rumble of dystopian alt rock, 'Will Of The People' is a call to arms; with furious riffs and war-cry hooks, Muse are on a mission to defile and destroy the Ozymandian powers at the top . Swerving away from the futurism and space-rock of 2018's 'Simulation Theory', this is an album rooted in contemporary discourse – it's an album that refuses to sugar coat the realities of societal structure, dead-set on biting back.