Interestingly, a number of people torrented it. There are a couple interviews with the band where they mention being surprised when touring the US at the time that some people actually knew the songs.
Also, I really do think that question is a bit weighted because in this day and age, owning an album is a novelty. I would suspect that those people who don't own a Muse album at least have a song or two in their digital music libraries.
:sigh: yet again. :(
I like that song, but I hope the album is more like Origin of Symmetry than anything else. No real drums in that song and Matt's not playing guitar either. In a perfect world the new album would be full of songs that combine the best aspects of each album; Showbiz's eerieness, Origin of Symmetry's heavyiness, Absolution's instrumental work, Black Holes and Revelations' lyrics, and The Resistance's commercial appeal.
The new album is supposedly being tailored for more intimate venues, so they're apparently moving away from the big stadium rock sound.
Bearing in mind that Wembley sold out in about twelve seconds, I haven't got a clue how they can reasonably expect a tour like that in the UK and Europe.
Speculation on the new album is just that at this point. Speculation.
Muse has shown in the past that they say one thing and then the final product shows they did another.
What? While I'll agree that they're more experimental, but only to themselves. With songs like: Uprising (Goldfrapp influenced), Undisclosed Desires (contemporary R&B influenced), Guiding Light (sappy love song), and I Belong To You (besides the Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix part its very pop). I think they're making music that is more mainstream then ever before.