Monday, August 3, 2009
So many months back I released some information on the new albums and tours by Green Day and U2. The two seem to have got quite the hype going on and are both on tour at the moment. Both started working on the albums in 2006 so fans had got quite excited after three years!! Generally, reviews have been positive but not as great as anticipated. Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' is a continuation of their last album 'American Idiot' and is a concept album. As much as I love my concept albums, I'm not feeling this one 100%. The songs are enjoyable but not as great as American Idiot. That's a hard album to match. Still, Green Day remain that punk rock band that everyone loves to love. So, whatever they do, it's bound to be liked. As for U2's 'No Line on the Horizon', I can't say the album is as EPIC as Bono said it would be but it's got a familiar charm to it which only they can create. We'll see how the albums fair towards the end of the summer...
And now for some good news which you have undoubtedly already heard about. MUSE are back and they're bigger than ever!! The guys have long announced their tour dates for the winter and have been updating fans continuously through Twitter. The album is called 'The Resistance' and tickets to many venues are already sold out. The first official track to be announced was 'United States of Eurasia' and is absolutely mental!! To be honest, this is the best news for me this year seeing as I'm a huge MUSE fan and missed them at the Wembley back in 2007. I will be seeing the guys LIVE at the 02 Arena in November and can't wait to review them. Be sure to check in for that one. Reviews have been mixed. Some fans fear that the band may be tryin to copy Queen especially in the USOE track while others enjoy the change in style. Personally, I think USOE is a beautifully sweeping track, which although reminds me of Queen, still has the signature Muse piano, waltz, ballad notes. Also, the addition of Arabic influences is stunning!! I can't wait to listen to the rest of the album! :D
Will be back soon with updates on who, what and where is in this year ;)