I used to describe Muse to my friends as Smashing Pumpkins meets Radiohead but with hard hitting conspiracy fueled lyrics. That was 5 years ago, and a lot of things have changed. Muse still has the same lyrics, but have really come into their own musically. Sure, Matthew Bellamy sounds like Thom Yorke, but that’s the only comparison I can make nowadays. Hearing Knights of Cydonia for the first time really made me realize who these guys were, and what they could do.
Now Muse is back with a new album, “Resistance”. I highly recommend picking it up. A great evolution for the band. Here’s the first single, “Uprising”: