This page has been archived and is no longer updated.Find out more about page archiving.

Muse Black Holes And Revelations Review

Album. Released 2006.  

BBC Review

Black Holes And Revelations is a superlative stretching album: audacious, inflamed and...

Jaime Gill 2003

Muse finally shake off those last pesky inhibitions that inhibited 2003'sAbsolution. Not content with merely mixing classical piano, skin blistering guitars and operatic structures, we now get shimmering synths and what can only be described as prog techno.

Black Holes And Revelations is a superlative stretching album: audacious, inflamed and utterly unashamed of its own ambition. It's also sonically exhilarating.The beats of "Take A Bow"shudder on the speakers as Matt Bellamy wails "You will burn, you will burn" at an un-named world leader, who may well be initialled GWB.

From this modest opening, the album only accelerates and ascends, taking in Muse's most heartfelt love song yet (the gorgeous, expansive "Starlight"), mind blowing mutant space funk ("Supermassive Black Hole") and amphetamine techno-rock ("Assassin"). At times it's the silliest thing you'll ever hear. Often it's the best. Muse just became Britain's most exciting band.

Creative Commons Licence This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page.