08:04 PM on 12/03/12
Maybe it's the longtime Muse fan in me talking here, but 2 things:
1) I would've rated this album a 7.5 or 8. It's definitely not their best, but it's not a 6.5 album. There really aren't any weak songs in my opinion (with the exception of Explorers), but I agree it's nowhere near a cohesive, or even balanced, album.
2) The Radiohead argument again? Really? Showbiz is really the only album where that argument is valid, but they blew that out of the water on Origin. I can agree with most of this review, but that just kills it for me. Also, Animals really doesn't sound much like Radiohead at all.