Songs You May Have Missed #645

Muse: “Unintended” (1999)

From their debut album, which didn’t chart in the States. Thus, American listeners mostly missed out on the band the English press were comparing to Radiohead until “Uprising” landed them on modern rock radio a decade later.

And yes, there’s definitely a Thom Yorke-ish quality to Matthew Bellamy’s vocals.

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Songs You May Have Missed #217


Muse: “Undisclosed Desires” (2009)

Weird band, Muse. Sometimes they sound like they grew up listening to ELO. Sometimes they sound exactly like U2. They definitely seem to merge a bunch of influences and don’t seem to try to hide them.

Prog websites and publications claim them for prog, but I don’t hear that at all. Some consider them one of the great bands of this era. I’m not sure I hear┬áthat either. But each of their last few releases has had at least a couple of tracks that caught my attention–like this one.

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