Mix of ‘Black Holes and Revelations’ worth the $$

Sena Schmidt

If you’re into an eclectic mix of drums, guitar, politics and piano then spending nearly twenty bucks on Muse’s new album “Black Holes and Revelations,” is worth every cent.

Their sixth and possibly most bitter album yet is finally completed with lyrics such as “Corrupt, you’re corrupt” and “You’ll burn in hell,” but you’d never notice it by all the appealing and melodic art taking your attention away from the resentful libretto.

Normally, there are only a select few of appealing songs that I can take away from an entire album while the price of the CD keeps me up at night, but I can say that out of the 11 tracks on this album, eight of them were enthralling.

If you love drama throughout your music, Muse’s album is fascinating.

But for those who crave a little more sensitivity in their music selection, Muse is not all about scornful tones, vengeful connotations and angry messages.

Songs like “Map of the Problematique” and “Starlight” seemed to be written before some evil female ripped out the lead singer’s heart.

There are even songs on “Black Holes and Revelations” that would appeal to the more liberal masses including the song, “Soldier’s Poem,” a sad rendition of a soldier’s stance on being sent to war.

I’m not really one for political messages in my entertainment, but even I can appreciate the artistic way in which Muse expresses their personal views.

Now, if only every artist used the same subtle tactics while simultaneously compelling me with head-banging, love-hating, misanthropic tunes, I wouldn’t mind blowing my dough on a CD rather than resorting to illegal downloading… just kidding.

Final Grade A-

The L. A. Pierce College Philharmonic Choir/San Fernando Valley Chorale and Sole Bass Donn Angelos under the direction of Terry Danne during the Messiah Festival and Family Holiday Concert held Nov. 18. Music included pieces of G. F. Handel’s Christmas selection from “The Messiah” as well as several traditional Holiday songs. In addition, Children were treated with a surprise visit from Santa Claus. ()

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