Muse : Dead Star/In Your World

An understated return by their usual standards, all told...

Japes aplenty round at Muuuuuse's baronial pad, where the lads take time off from howling into the void to record a couple of new tracks for this double a-side of reliably humungous daftness.

'Dead Star' is pleasingly heavy, betrays a keen interest in the commercial success ofTool

, and has a lurching, crashing bit at the end during which the band can jump on each other's heads at gigs. Not much of a tune, of course.

'In Your World', meanwhile, features a fiddly guitar riff almost certainly influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach's 1708 smash, 'Toccata & Fugue In D Minor' and a vocal by Matt Bellamy that's oddly reminiscent of Brett Anderson being burned at the stake. An understated return by their usual standards, all told.

John Mulvey

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