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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With the most recently released album, I think this is a fair statement. The diversity seen across their albums suggests this. The talent seems to be there, and Bellamy's vocals have been compared with Freddie's in terms of both range and vibrato. If some of you aren't familiar with their catalogue, I suggest hearing a sampling of songs from Black Holes and Revelations, Absolution, and Origin of Symmetry.

They've admitted that Queen has influenced them the most, as well...along with Rush, Sabbath, and Prince. Hell, even the live shows remind me of Queen's...

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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Their good.... not as good as Queen. I think Muse kick ass though!!!!! Rock on Muse!

LONG LIVE QUEEN!!!!!! xD

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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the new album, and I can see the Queen comparison. I hear a lot more Thom Yorke in the singers voice than I do Freddie, but maybe that's just me. Great album, though.

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Muse are a very good band, i like their music very much, after Queen obviously.


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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Muse: As close of a band to a modern-day Queen as we are going to get..."

Fuck no. Queen were actually a GOOD band.


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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alright Mr. Thomas Quinn...who would you suggest?

Since you seem to be an authority, let's see who you come up with--and then I'll discount your choices.

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the band that reminds me of queen is the darkness..costumes and falseto..
i know only 'bliss' and 'time is running out' and 'super massive black hole' from muse catalogue and i don't think they sound like queen...at all..sorry

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And for the record, in no way does 'Muse: As close of a band to a modern-day Queen as we are going to get...' imply that Queen is bad and that Muse is better. Please learn to infer properly.

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Listen to more than just the singles that are played on the radio. If I only had heard songs like FBG or WWRY, I would probably make the some ridiculous comparison consisting of, say, Queen and Def Leppard.

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

shootingstar wrote:

Alright Mr. Thomas Quinn...who would you suggest?

Since you seem to be an authority, let's see who you come up with--and then I'll discount your choices.


Ì, as opposed to you, can live with the fact that one band's gone, and others are (still) there. No band has to replace Queen in any way. Every band makes their own music; if a band sounds like another band, they're not doing their job properly.


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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

another ridiculous statement there. if one band sounds like another band then they are not doing their job properly. every band today or solo singers too are very influenced by other bands, who they personally grew up listening to. its only normal. it dont mean they are identical but there are a lot of similarities.

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a difference between 'being influenced by...' and 'sounding like...', you know. I know, influenced is a long word, and polysyllabic words are difficult for you to understand, but there really IS a difference.


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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Behold the truth if ever there was one.


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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just got the new Muse album, and I wasn't blown away, but there are a couple of good songs on the album. It's all a little too electronic, synthesized, and over done to me. I was hoping for some more "rockier" feelings songs, but to my disappointment there weren't any. They are better than any other band out there today, but to me their music is a bit monotonous. That is something Queen never was.

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Posted: 16 Jul 06, 01:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am starting to get agitated.

Apparently some of you didn't read/comprehend some of my posts. Those of you basing your ideas off of ONE single, well...I really have nothing else to say if you insist on doing that. in that instant, I suppose my claims aren't warranted in the least.

Furthermore, I agree Green Day may, in fact be the more established band of this generation, but I could even sift through their catalogue and siphon out some monotony. As far as Keane and Fort Minor go...eh...don't even get me started on Fort Minor.

As for you, Mr. Thomas, let me clarify a few things. I am in no way, shape, or form stating that Muse is trying to copy, recreate, or reproduce the sound of Queen in modern-day times. To think that a "good" band should be able to produce good material without soundlng like another band is utterly ludicrous. Do you think Queen made the music they did without being influenced by even one person or group?

Perhaps the comparisons from my orignial post were a bit strong. All I am trying to get across is that if one listens to their ENTIRE CATALOGUE, Muse is producing quality work that touches many music genres--something that Queen mastered unlike any other band. The vocalist from the band is highly acclaimed and the music (to quote from our dear friend Paul Rodgers) often "makes a left turn when you think it is going to go right."

Lastly, (Thomas) I am not even a die-hard Queen fan like you seem to suggest--referring to the statement that you made that I can't live with a past band. In all honesty, I wouldn't have been as exposed to Queen's unbelievable work as I am now had Paul not joined Brian and Roger (that should be evident from my 'shootingstar' alias). But I learned to appreciate just what was created while Freddie was around. I simply see some similarities between the Quintessential Stadium Rock Band (Queen) and a band that has some considerable talent in a world mired with poor musicians and rappers.

Lynch me for trying to seek out the truly good and talented in the popular music industry.

Again, if you think I am making some horrendous, egregious comparison, please give me some examples of bands/artists you feel can hold a candle to some of the talented bands of the past. I eagerly await a response.

And I apologize if I sound antagonistic--I am merely trying to express my point in a more coherent fashion.