One of the most enjoyable things
about a Muse Concert is watching the camaraderie between the three men.
If you go back to Band
Members and The Becoming of Museyou
can read up again on how they met and formed the band. It only goes
to show how well friendship works when you hear each new album or view
them in their latest concert. This is the magic of Muse.
2006, Matt explained the meaning of Black
Holes and Revelations to Q Magazine.
"Black holes and revelations - they're the two areas of songwriting
for me that make up the majority of this album. A revelation about yourself,
something personal, something genuine of an every day nature that maybe
people can relate to. Then the black holes are these songs that are
from the more... unknown regions of the imagination."
Pomp-Rock still remains
my favourite description of the music Muse plays and it definitely lingers
on in the majestic performance that is this album. For me it is the
best to date and it shows how much they have progressed. Along the way,
their sound is becoming more and more magnificant and their future cannot
yet even be imagined.
songs met me along my journey as the absolute quality of Black
Holes and Revelations became apparent, although the artwork
opposite was one of the best. 'Exo-Politics' was the first song I heard
from this Album (on the radio) and loved it immediately, remembering
chorus lines after only one hearing. Yet, all too soon, the beauty that
is 'Invincible' stole its way into my heart with its poignant, soul-rendering
melody. Below is live at Wembley.
However, no one prepared
me for 'Knights of Cydonia', which thundered into my lounge room, and
exploded into the most melodramatic pomp-rock song that Muse have ever
delivered. And it is spectacular, a sheer delight in all ways, incredible
vocals and backing, brilliant drumming and guitar work with incredible
background effects. Can anyone or will anyone, including Muse, top this?
Just watch the video of this song played at the recent Wembley concerts.
A concert by Muse
is like watching a rock band, an acrobatic performance, a laser show,
a pyrotechnics production and a symphony orchestra all combined into
one (which is definitely value for money), and I'm sure there is a lot
more I could add. Suffice to say they are incredible and they must now
be the best live band in the world.
Suede, because in their time they were the best live band.)