I bet someone's gonna freak over this...
To ach his own, I guess.
Anyway, Muse just managed to offend me.
I know, I know, I've praised them a lot before, most of the time I liked to ignore the fact they had some seriously shitty videos with some terrible taste ideas (for fucks sake Matt, what the fuck is it with you and space?) but this really offends me man.
'Knights of Cydonia' is a good song, it's the only good song in the new album, at that, since the others seem to be variations of what they've been doing since Origin of Symetry. They seemed to run out of ideas halfway through Absolution so I can't blame them for making a record with the absolute intention of international success with the same formula.
Knights was the only piece stepping on new grounds there...
But jesus, that's a horrible video. It's not funny, really, it's not funny. Maybe it's me but I never thought mocking cheesy movies from the golden age of low-budget films was too hilarious to begin with... parody is a very sensitive area of comedy, and when it's done right it must be smooth and penetrating. This ain't neither smooth not penetrating, it's just fucking stupid.
They make fun of Sergio Leone's classic movies (*bows*), while including spoofs to Roger Cornman in the same goddamn video... so now I know Matt and company are the kind of people who'll file "The exorcist" along with "Hostel" or some shitty zombie movie.
What I mean is, they're fucking with pop culture, and that should be fine, if it was done the right way (family guy, the simpsons and even south park can do it), but the video is bullshit, it's not comedy, it's ignorance. Even pop culture has a level of sofistication and ideal of canon.
I thought they had some respect for popular culture and arts when I heard 'Knights of Cydonia', I wanted to believe it was a sort of homenage to Ennio Morricone with a nod to many other geniuses of their time, but nooo... turns out all they wanted it to be was some cheap, idiotic, spoof of the age.
Fuck the makers of the video, honestly. I hate this kind of ignorant shit.
Again, the new album bored the crap out of me with the only exception of that song, just like I feared the moment I stepped into tower records and heard "butterflies and hurricanes" as background music, Muse is heading down the spiral of american audiences and fame, which also means wasted formulas, more stupid videos and too many 12 year old girls listening to it. MTV, here we go!