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Muse - Drones (Gatefold, 180 Gram) (2 LP)

Muse - Drones (Gatefold, 180 Gram) (2 LP)

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Double 180 gm vinyl LP pressing. 2015 release, the seventh album from the UK arena rockers. Co-produced by Muse and Robert John "Mutt" Lange, the album contains 12 tracks including the single "Dead Inside." Frontman Matt Bellamy explains the album's themes, "To me, 'Drones' are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behavior with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones. Drones explores the journey of a human, from their abandonment and loss of hope, to their indoctrination by the system to be a human drone, to their eventual defection from their oppressors." Muse have sold 17 million albums worldwide. Their 2012 album The 2nd Law topped the charts in 21 countries including the UK.

Muse, and Matt Bellamy in particular, make no bones about Drones: their seventh album is political through and through, a bold statement concerning the dehumanization of modern warfare. As Muse is not a subtle band -- any suspicion they were is erased by the artwork depicting a hand controlling the joystick of an office drone controlling a joystick directing drones -- it's hard to avoid their conclusion that war is bad, but this inclination to write everything in bold, italicized capital letters is an asset when it comes to music, particularly here where they've teamed with legendary hard rock producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Always a sucker for oversized guitar riffs and bigger drums, Lange also allows the trio to indulge in a bit of Floydian fantasies -- the made-to-order dialogue of "Drill Sergeant" is straight out of The Wall -- but he spends much of Drone sharpening Muse's synthesis of every arena rock idea ever essayed. Echoes of other bands can certainly be heard -- an early Radiohead influence still lingers, due largely to Bellamy's vocal phrasing, but that can soften into a glimmer reminiscent of Coldplay, while elsewhere they aim for the majesty of U2 and the showboating velocity of Van Halen ("Reapers" opens with an erupting hurricane of finger-tapping pyrotechnics), but this absurdly overstuffed synthesis is unmistakably Muse's own, so thunderous it drowns out any good intentions the band may have had. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Rock / Alternative
  • Gatefold Sleeve
  • 180 Gram

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Tracks

A1 Dead Inside
A2 [Drill Sergeant]
A3 Psycho
A4 Mercy
B1 Reapers
B2 The Handler
C1 [JFK]
C2 Defector
C3 Revolt
C4 Aftermath
D1 The Globalist
D2 Drones
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