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Love and Rockets - Hopey

Oh Muse, oh why?

Sorry Muse.

I used to love you, but I don't think we can make it work any more. It's not you, it's me (okay, it is you). We are different people now. I'm me and you're fucking Queen. And I have always detested Queen.

I tried to be open minded and ignore your occasional wobbles into 'sounding too much like Queen for my comfort' territory and I was really genuinely pleased you were picked for the Olympic song, but the result just too much for me to deal with, you're making my ears bleed.

I don't understand, you were a great band with a great sound all of your own, why do you feel the need to copy someone else's (dated, overblown and preposterous) sound?


I hope we can stay friends, but I think this is it from me.



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It would be cool if you really could stay fiends.

Freudian slip of ever there was one.

"Your Freudian slip's showing" you mean?

I think I'm headed down the same path tbh.

It's such a shame. They do so much better.

I haven't listened to it yet, but I can imagine where it's going... I was vaguely intrigued by the 'trailer' for their new album, because I actually like real symphonies, so would be interested in symphonic rock done interestingly. I do not need another Queen (of whom I only like the rousing anthems they play at parties).

... I'm going to have to listen to it, aren't I?

And, oh hell, that is Queen, isn't it? Not symphonies so much as Gilbert and Sullivan. Ahhhh, the backing vocals!!! This is like someone took Muse and stripped away all that energy, leaving behind a strange and empty shell.

Ha, I bet you loved the guitar solo best of all...

I'm at 3:30. I might give up.

Personally, I won't be worried about staying friends. I didn't buy their last album - and depending on where they've got to possibly the one before that. Life's too short to retain these attachments! Dump and move on. (And still listen to Origins of Symmetry.)

Using Queen elements is one thing, becoming a tribute band is quite another. I never got as far as the guitar solo, oh dear.

I got a bit bored during the trailer as well, but I assumed I would probably like the album.

It's Radiohead all over again, despairing at what could have been. It's not that either band has gone bad so much as taken an unfortunate direction.

Oh, you mean the band!

I thought for a minute there you were berating your muse! Glad to know you two haven't fallen out yet ;-)

yeah, the band. though now you mention it, the other muse and me need words as well...

Edited at 2012-06-28 12:38 pm (UTC)

:D I thought you were talking about your muse too, and had to go back to the beginning and start again after the 2nd paragraph.

I think there's 1 or 2 Muse songs I like, but the husband loves them (he likes Queen too though, so shouldn't think he'll be dumping them).

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