Posts tagged "muse"

Album artwork of 'Origin of Symmetry' by Muse

Origin of Symmetry Muse

There are few better highs than Muse in top gear. It’s breathless, explosive music; the kind that compels listeners to pick up an instrument or start a band.

Album artwork of 'Drones' by Muse

Drones Muse

The opening third is nothing to write home about, the middle section is terrific, and the last twenty minutes are ludicrous. Drones is the full Muse package.

A wall covered with vinyl record sleeves


All this started as three friends talking about music, and it remains just that - a shared exploration, which we now want to share with you.

By André Dack

Joanna Newsom playing the harp

Our 10 favourite tracks of 2015

From Kendrick Lamar to Joanna Newsom, 2015 had its fair share of beautiful tracks. Here are our picks of the year.

By Frederick O'Brien, Andrew Bridge & André Dack

Album artwork of 'Electric Ladyland' by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Instinctive, messy, and rambling, with shimmers of the divine. Electric Ladyland speaks in a kind of rock and roll tongues, with Jimi Hendrix front and centre.

Album artwork of 'How Did We Get So Dark?' by Royal Blood

How Did We Get So Dark? Royal Blood

There isn't much substance here. The album gives a far clearer impression of who Royal Blood want to sound like than it does what their actual vibe is.

Album artwork of 'News of the World' by Queen

News of the World Queen

You’d expect huge, theatrical arrangements topped with sizzling guitar solos, but this wasn’t to be. Most of the songs on News of the World are weirdly tame.

Album artwork of 'Knowing What You Know Now' by Marmozets

Knowing What You Know Now Marmozets

While the riffs and breakdowns are charging, raucous, and spine-tingling, the range of influences can often be distracting. There's no clear vision.

Album artwork of 'Titanic Rising' by Weyes Blood

Titanic Rising Weyes Blood

Despite its glistening arrangements and ethereal production, this is a cheesy, yet excellently realised, pop album at heart; bold and forthright.

Album artwork of 'The Slow Rush' by Tame Impala

The Slow Rush Tame Impala

Kevin Parker’s latest project has all the hallmarks of what came before, and it pushes harder on his more avant garde sensibilities.