ARTIST:

MUSE

(UNITED KINGDOM)
TITLE:

WILL OF THE PEOPLE

(2022)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening, Electro, Fusion
"Muse makes enter the rock in a new era with a more than average album. This is the paradox of "Will Of The People"."
NEWF (01.09.2022)  
3/5
(0) opinions from our readers (9) comment(s)

Muse has never been unanimous, far from it. Its main strength is to have understood and integrated it since the beginning. The band even plays with it in its marketing plan, so that the release of a new album of the trio is always an event. Even those who hate the band's music are eager to attack it. It must be said that the more the years go by, the more Muse exaggerates.

This new album is the perfect example. The first three tracks are respectively a plagiarism of Marilyn Manson ('Will Of The People'), a copy-paste of Queen ('Liberation') and an ersatz of electro pop vaguely disco, so cheesy that it is at the limit of the bearable ('Compliance'). One wonders if the aim of the English is not to test their popularity by playing with the fans and the critics, some of whom will not fail to cry genius just because of their status of global stars. If there is genius, it is in any case not in the musical approach of "Will Of The People" that one must look for.

Indeed, when Muse doesn't just copy the others, they copy themselves. And the fact that the guitar has been given a central place in many compositions doesn't change anything. A title like 'Euphoria', with its heady chorus and its solo built on the harmonic minor scale, is perfectly interchangeable with the great successes of the group like 'Knight Of Cydonia', 'Plug In Baby' or 'Time is Running Out'. The same goes for the very metal 'Kill Or Be Killed' which borrows, without matching it, from 'Stockholm Syndrome'. And even if the very moving 'Ghosts (How Can I Move On)' is an excellent track, it doesn't bring anything new in the piano-vocal register that Matthew Bellamy has the secret of.

However, Muse's creativity is not quite dead. The band is never as good as when it decides not to take itself seriously. This is the case with the delirious 'You Make Me Feel Like It's Halloween' and especially 'We Are Fucking Fucked', a very amusing punk track that gives a belated glimpse of what this "Will Of The People" could have been if the trio had taken a little more care with their compositions.

'We Are Fucking Fucked' is the very symbol of the post-pandemic track. Matthew Bellamy is convinced: we are living the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. But where others are content to make the observation, Muse goes to the end of its ideas and gives itself the means of its ambitions, which are all other than musical. The band decided to invest in the blockchain and to sell 1000 copies of "Will Of The People" as NFT. So far, nothing new. But where the trio throws a real paving stone in the pond is by obtaining the right to count the sales of NFT in the charts in the United Kingdom and Australia, democratizing in fact a new musical format, which had not happened since the advent of streaming.

If "Will Of The People" is revolutionary, it's because it's the first rock album to really invest the web 3.0. Let's bet that in a very short time, Muse will organize a virtual concert in the Metaverse. That's the meaning of the story, too bad it starts with such an uninspired album


More informations on http://muse.mu/





TRACK LISTING:
01. Will of The People
02. Compliance
03. Liberation
04. Won’t Stand Down
05. Ghosts (How Can I Move On)
06. You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween
07. Kill or Be Killed
08. Verona
09. Euphoria
10. We Are Fucking Fucked

LINEUP:
Christopher Wolstenholme: Basse / Claviers / Choeurs, Piano
Dominic Howard: Batterie
Matthew Bellamy: Chant / Guitares / Claviers / Piano
   
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KINGEDDIE
07/09/2022
 
142
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Bon ben c'est du Muse avec la distorsion en plus sur quelques titres ( pas dégueux "Kill or be Killed"et "Won't stand down") pour le reste ça ressemble vachement à du Muse,ce qui est rassurant pour les fans.!!!.pas de quoi en faire un plat au final.... sinon ces vacances, ça s'est bien passé ?
SEB47550
03/09/2022
 
3
1
L'album rock de l'année pour ma part , tout est bon à part Will of The People...
La voix de Matthew est sublime et le son puissant . Des mélodies que tu garde en tête ...
THIBAUTK
01/09/2022
  0
Oui et non Lynott. Il y a metal mainstream et le reste. Avec Muse le public n'ira que vers le metal mainstream qui compte déjà assez d'adeptes. Je ne suis pas certain qu'il faille que tout le metal soit plus mainstream... je pense surtout qu'il faut qu'il ne le soit pas. Car qui dit mainstream, dit trop de pression, de compromissions pour être rentable. Le metal risque alors de perdre son côté mordant, ce qui engendrera des productions nécessairement plus lisses. Cela risque aussi de gommer une certaine créativité qu'il y a dans le metal.
LYNOTT
01/09/2022
  1
Tout à fait d'accord avec toi Torp. Si le public mainstreem peut venir au métal par ce biais c'est une excellente opportunité !
TORPEDO
01/09/2022
  0
Pas d'accord avec ton commentaire Thibaut sur ce Will of the people à propos de l'orientation pop... Au contraire, ils ont bien musclé leur musique et on est clairement dans du Rock même Heavy Rock... Je ne suis pas un spécialiste du groupe mais je ne les avais jamais entendu pousser aussi loin dans la puissance. 'Won't Sand Down' en est le plus bel exemple (d'ailleurs c'est le plus écouté sur Spotify). On peut citer 'Kill or be Killed'. Si Muse peut amener un public mainstream vers le metal via ce genre de titres alors pour moi c'est que du positif ! En fait plus je l'écoute et plus je l'apprécie cet album...
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