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Muse — Big Freeze
Album: The 2nd Law
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Released: 2012
Length: 4:39
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Healed or are you still just reeling?
Are you fine, have you found a way to escape?
Are you here just because I need you?
Can we hole up, a big freeze is heading our way

We are on a hiding to nowhere
We still hope but our dreams are not the same
And I, I lost before I started
I'm collapsing in stellar clouds of gas

Hear me
What words just can't convey
Feel me
Don't let the sun in your heart decay

Fight or will you show me mercy?
We've expelled the goodness from our hearts
Are you here just to prove you're winning?
Can we hole up and ride out this electrical storm?

We destroyed something beautiful
We have faith but our truths are not the same, no
Don't give up, don't let the magic leave us
Stop the loneliest force becoming king of the universe

Hear me
What words just can't convey
Feel me
Don't you let the sun in your heart decay

Don't give up, don't let the magic leave us
We're collapsing in stellar clouds of gas, yeah

Hear me
What words just can't convey
Feel me
I won't let the sun in our hearts decay
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 mjcunningham59 wrote:

Thought it was U2



 
Absolutely. I had to check to see who was playing.
One of the most overrated bands of all time. They always imitate someone else (here the U2).
Muse have always been good at mimicing other bands who presumably they are fans of (you can clearly hear the influence of the Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead and others on previous albums), but I've always seen it as more of a good homage than a rip-off. I don't like U2, and yet I still like this despite the resemblance to U2's style.
For those who haven't heard this whole album yet, it's like they wrote a concept album where the "concept" was to mimic other band's styles.  Here is a helpful Lexicon:

1. Supremecy - Failed James Bond theme audition 
2. Madness - (see below)
3. Panic Station - INXS
4-5. Prelude—>Survival - Queen
6. Follow Me - The Killers
7. Animals - Radiohead (circa OK Computer)
8. Explorers - Jellyfish
9. Big Freeze - U2
10. Save Me - Stone Temple Pilots (circa Shangri-La-Di-Da)
11. Liquid State - Metallica
12-13. The 2nd Law: Unsustainable/Isolate System - 100% Muse 

 Madness is hard to put a finger on.  I have a feeling Chris Martin punched a hole in a wall the first time he heard it, because he wishes he wrote it (he did call it Muse's best song, and that is worthy of debate but not outrageous).  But the electronic elements make it unique.  
A good song. First time hearing it. Typical, dynamic, melodic hook, wall-of-noise Muse. But I can't quite get past its poppy power ballad. A few more listens will help me like it more. But — it's a collage of many bands of our recent times, among them Queen and U2. I don't know what to think — homage or horning in?   
 mjcunningham59 wrote:

Thought it was U2

 
ME2

Thought it was U2


First time I heard Muse (don't remember the name of the song unfortunately) I thought they sounded so much like Radiohead I couldn't believe it.
Now I hear U2, and I see it's Muse.
I'm not a hater when it comes to music (well... almost never...)
I have one good friend who loves Muse; that's enough for me to think it's just bad timing with my musical encounters.

They just don't seem to be my cup of tea.
 malvey254 wrote:
I've never publicly complained about an LRC rejection before, but I can't believe that the delightful INXS tribute "Panic Station" from this album got an "instant Sorry" when I uploaded it, but this U2-lite song made it into the playlist somehow.  

I thought The 2nd Law was a fun album of style-covers (whether it was intentional or not is debatable), and didn't let the lack of originality bother me.  The inspiration for this tune is beyond obvious.  Still, I would have gone with Animals (Radiohead-lite) or Save Me (Stone Temple Pilots-lite) for RP over this one.
 
I, too, have been surprised by which Muse songs make it into rotation. If the only Muse you listen to is on RP, then you're sure to think they're a U2 or Queen knockoff. But this album, just like many prior to it, has a diverse range of songs. I like that they "toned down" from Resistance, so to speak, by embracing new styles instead of mellowing out.
I've never publicly complained about an LRC rejection before, but I can't believe that the delightful INXS tribute "Panic Station" from this album got an "instant Sorry" when I uploaded it, but this U2-lite song made it into the playlist somehow.  

I thought The 2nd Law was a fun album of style-covers (whether it was intentional or not is debatable), and didn't let the lack of originality bother me.  The inspiration for this tune is beyond obvious.  Still, I would have gone with Animals (Radiohead-lite) or Save Me (Stone Temple Pilots-lite) for RP over this one.
Hmm, I hear a bit of U2, I suppose, and some Queen with that background singing, but yet it still sounds distinctly like Muse. Not their absolute best, perhaps, but quite good anyway!

It sounds like that guy from Muse to me.


Try something else, Muse. Knocking off U2 doesn't work.
This is only the 2nd song I've heard off of this album.  The other is getting heavy rotation on pop radio stations my teenage daughters listen to.  Gotta say, I'm pretty disappointed.  Sounds pretty manufactured, designed for mass FM appeal.
So sad to hear THIS from Muse, really where is the old times energy??
Dang!  I, too, thought this was U2 (Bono) and wondered if that meant they were getting ready to release a new album <sigh>.
LOL,  I have just read a review of this album where the reviewer compares Muse to about 20 other bands/singers!  "Madness" was mentioned as the "best" track.
 Jelani wrote:
Eeeewwww! He sounds like Bono
 
(Blimey - you were quick off the mark!  About 10 seconds after the track started as far as I can see.)    You're absolutely right.   

My own reaction was that it's not like Bill to play two tracks from the same group so close together.... (for posterity: U2 was played two tracks ago on this day)
I like muse but this is awful,what the hell is happening with that band?
 Jelani wrote:
Eeeewwww! He sounds like Bono
 
At first I heard Brian Ferry, then Bowie, then Bono, all the way
Awesome to see such fresh tunes already uploaded!
Eeeewwww! He sounds like Bono