Register to remove these ads

Muse - Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002)

Discussion in 'Album Reviews' started by Tray73, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Tray73

    Tray73 இڿڰۣ-ڰۣ—

    Age:
    49
    Posts:
    7,409
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Location:
    Derbyshire, England
    Hullabaloo Soundtrack

    [​IMG]

    Muse’s third album, released in 2002, is a collection of b-sides recorded between March 1999 and October 2001, and a 2001 live concert recorded at ‘Le Zenith’ in Paris.

    Track listing:

    1. Forced In
    2. Shrinking Universe
    3. Recess
    4. Yes Please
    5. Map Of Your Head
    6. Nature_1
    7. Shine (Acoustic)
    8. Ashamed
    9. The Gallery
    10. Hyper Chondriac Music
    11. Agitated
    12. Dead Star (live)
    13. Micro Cuts (live)
    14. Citizen Erased (live)
    15. Showbiz (live)
    16. Megalomania (live)
    17. Dark Shines (live)
    18. Screenager (live)
    19. Space Dementia (live)
    20. In Your World (live)
    21. Muscle Museum (live)
    22. Agitated (live)

    Normally a bunch of b-sides wouldn’t make for a very exciting album, but when you’re talking about a band like Muse, their music is so damn good even b-tracks shine. I’ll select a few of the tracks, and give my take on them...
    Any Muse fan knows the band have never been afraid to experiment and push the boundaries and this collection of b-sides is a good example of that, especially with tracks like ‘Forced In’ - an eerie, futuristic, mellow and moody number. ‘Yes Please’, I think is very different for Muse, it’s a heavier sound than they usually go for and sounds like they have been inspired by The Deftones. ‘Map of your Head’ is different again, a pretty, quirky, little tune which plods along nicely, and takes you off to warmer climes sipping Sangria by the pool, thanks to the Spanish acoustic riff. ‘Shine’: this previously unreleased acoustic version is one to pop on if you are in need of a bit of relaxation, a backdrop of pouring rain along with a fairground organ, gentle guitar and vocals – who needs whale song to take away the day’s stresses! ‘The Gallery’ – it’s probably just me, but The Excorcist and Jan Michel Jarre immediately spring to mind when I hear this – a very ambient synthesizer-driven, Tubular Bells-y track.


    The last half of this album is from their live performance in Paris. I’m not usually a fan of live albums, but Muse are so good live, and they certainly don’t disappoint here! Their performance is full of energy and power, and a sheer delight to listen to. Be it on guitar, keyboard or vocally never a duff note is struck by Matt - you'd think at least with all those falsetto pieces he'd be off a few times, but no, he hits those impossibly high notes perfectly every time! Chris is spot on with his bass playing, which isn't drowned out by the other instruments, and Dom does his usual top notch job on the drums. My only bug bear with Hullabaloo Soundtrack is that some of the great songs from Origin of Symmetry are missed off, such as Plug in Baby, New Born, Bliss and Feeling Good. I have the DVD and they are on that, and all are performed brilliantly, so it’s a puzzle why they weren’t included. Oh well, you can only have so much of a good thing I suppose…

    Two favourite tracks from Hullabaloo:






     
  2. Magic

    Magic Woman of the World

    Age:
    58
    Posts:
    22,546
    Likes Received:
    1,425
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Location:
    Ohio, USA
    Re: Muse ~ Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002)

    :clap:

    Just discovered this post and made a copy for the album reviews forum.

    Very well done, Tray! I dont have this album by Muse, but totally enjoyed reading your review.

    My favorite album is Black Holes and Revelations :cheers:
     
  3. Tray73

    Tray73 இڿڰۣ-ڰۣ—

    Age:
    49
    Posts:
    7,409
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Location:
    Derbyshire, England
    Re: Muse ~ Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002)

    Thanks :)
     
  4. LG

    LG Fade To Black

    Posts:
    36,989
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Re: Muse ~ Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002)

    I agree Magic Tracey does a class job with her reviews, especially for one of her favorite bands.:tup:
     
  5. Tray73

    Tray73 இڿڰۣ-ڰۣ—

    Age:
    49
    Posts:
    7,409
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Location:
    Derbyshire, England
    Re: Muse ~ Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002)

    Very kind of you LG :)
     
  6. LG

    LG Fade To Black

    Posts:
    36,989
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Re: Muse ~ Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002)

    ^^It is the truth Lady T.:grinthumb

    Oh and they blew the roof off our coliseum this week,,,everyone was "Gobsmacked" by the live show Muse delivered.:bow:
     
  7. ThinLizzyFan

    ThinLizzyFan Senior Member

    Posts:
    442
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Re: Muse ~ Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002)

    Muse is great
     
  8. Tray73

    Tray73 இڿڰۣ-ڰۣ—

    Age:
    49
    Posts:
    7,409
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Location:
    Derbyshire, England
    Re: Muse ~ Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002)

    Thank you LG :) And pleased to hear Muse were up to their usual great standard for their fans over in Canada :grinthumb


    :tup:
     

Share This Page

defer="defer" charset="utf-8">