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Muse isn't even really progressive. They have some elements, but they are not prog rock.
They aren't carrying any of those genres to "new heights."
Their guitar and drum work isn't really anything special, and the vocals get stale pretty quickly. The bass is pretty good, but nothing to crap your pants over.
Everybody and their brother knows who Muse is in the US. Not everybody likes them, but the fans apparently only know how to suck Bellamy's dick.
Seriously, Muse is pretty good. But Muse fans have became a voracious group of self-indulgent idol worshippers. They elevate Muse to levels that are far beyond Muse.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Muse. I listen to one or two Muse albums a month. They have some really good songs, but also a fair bit of filler material that's nothing special at all.
But calling them Pink effing Floyd is ridiculous.
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^As a former "OMGMUSE!!!" fan, I'm going to have to agree here. Muse fans are more often than not annoying semi-"artsy" pubescent girls. I'll listen to them now, but if I do, it's always Origin of Symmetry. That's really the only album I like from them.
Would you pay for music by Beck?
What if you heard he owned a plane made of gold?
Good, because he needs the money.
"My name is Giovanni Giorgio but everybody calls me...Giorgio.
I dunno who to compare Machine Head to without getting killed.
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