This week’s kind of weird. Well, except for the last one. Enjoy?
Muse – The 2nd Law
I actually had to go and revisit this album yesterday because it’s been so long since I’ve listened to it from beginning to end. Frankly, calling this album disappointing doesn’t adequately describe how bad it is. This feels like Muse trying to shove several influences into lackluster songs that are frankly a chore to listen to, and the overall experience is a complete mess. This album is the kind of thing people point to when they say that innovation (if you even want to be generous enough to call it that) isn’t always good. And hearing people say that this album is an improvement over The Resistance baffles me. The highlights of the album (AKA the ones I sometimes don’t skip) are Supremacy and Survival. Be warned though, the lyrics for Survival are ridiculously cheesy.
Genre: Alternative rock, new prog, electronic rock, symphonic rock, bad
Primus – Frizzle Fry
Do yourself a favor and listen to the song Too Many Puppies. That’s all I need to say.
Genre: Funk metal, experimental rock, alternative metal
Faunts – Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.
My introduction to this band was the song M4 (Part II), which played during the ending credits of Mass Effect. While the EP that song came from was nothing amazing as a whole, the album that succeeded it, this one, was a nice improvement, and definitely has my favorite song from the band – Lights Are Always On. The band succeeds with a tasteful combination of electronic rock and space rock tendencies, ultimately resulting in a great listening experience.
Genre: Electronic rock, dream pop, new wave, space rock