Ever since I titled my last music post, “MuseMuseMusic” this band has been on my mind, as well as the majority of my Spotify endeavors (check sidebar playlist for evidence)…
Muse is an English rock band made up of school friends Matthew Bellamy (more on him in a minute), Christopher Wolstenholme, and Dominic Howard. “Rock” is used here in the most general sense of the word because this is a band famous for fusing together multiple music genres. You get space rock, you get progressive rock, you get alternative rock, there’s a smattering of heavy metal components, a decent classical music influence, and more recently a bit of an electronica feel.
Overwhelmed? Just wait ’til you see them live. I promise three people this small have never made so much noise before.
Think you’ve never heard a Muse song? If those abominably addicting Twilight movies are a part of your past…you would be wrong. Remember this?
That’s Muse. This song, ”Supermassive Black Hole”, off their 2006 album Black Holes and Revelations, was inescapable after the first movie’s release.
Unfortunately, this soundtrack isn’t my favorite showcase of their work. Kristen Stewart‘s acting is potentially more to blame than the actual song, however.
Their 2009 studio album, The Resistance is really what drew me in. It’s an incredible blend of music. Every song flows so magically into the next that suddenly the whole album has passed and you haven’t done a thing with your life for a solid 54 minutes.
Matthew Bellamy is a pretty amazing component of the band. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s had a baby with and is now engaged to Kate Hudson. My jealousy for her is unspeakable. Just because she’s beautiful, charming, and starred in this movie doesn’t mean she gets to marry all the best rock stars…am I right?
More impressive than his life of glamor is that he is the lead vocalist, pianist, lead guitarist, and main songwriter for the band. Is it safe to say Muse wouldn’t exist without him? It is for me!
Not many people are blessed with so much talent, and I must say…he uses his very well. He’s been ranked as a top guitarist by numerous publications (think: Gigwise, Total Guitar, NME) and in my opinion is right up there with Eddie Vedder for best voices of our generation.
So give them a listen! Tell me what you think!