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Album Review: Muse – Simulation Theory

A review on the 80’s synth inspired Simulation Theory by Muse.

Muse are an English rock band from TeignmouthDevon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Dominic Howard (drums).

Simulation Theory is the eighth studio album by English rock band Muse. It was released on 9 November 2018 through Warner Bros. Records and Helium-3. Co-produced by the band with Rich CosteyMike ElizondoShellback, and Timbaland, it is a synth-rock album with themes of simulation and centering on the idea of “fantasy becoming real”.  #Muse #SimulationTheory #ThoughtContagion

Compositions
Breaking Ground
Engagement
Lyrical Voice
Production

Overall, Simulation Theory has moments of clarity but is drowned out by every digital sound effect and synthesized keyboard note you can imagine. Every time Muse seems to be on track for something solid, they kill their own momentum by overindulging in software mixing. If doesn’t feel like Muse, and it doesn’t sound like Stranger Things. It just falls by the wayside and will be eventually forgotten.

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