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Doctor Who has had the best hashtags on Twitter this mini series. But I think the one I’ve appropriated for my title is the best one.

”spoilers, )

And you know what, I missed the Christmas trailer that was on at the end. Gutted.
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Apparently it’s been three years since Resistance came out. It really doesn’t feel like it. Although it really has been that long as I couldn’t go to the Resistance tour as I was due to give birth the same week as the concert.

Anyhoo, new album. Already loads of people are hating on it. But I like the way that by streaming it you can try before you buy. (Let’s face it, there’s enough of us fans out there who have already pre-ordered it to get it into the top ten.)

Supremacy
I really like the start to this one. It reminds me a bit of a James Bond theme with all the sharp violins and then the quietness when Matt starts singing. I wonder if this actually is the song they wrote for the last Bond film (as it was rumoured they were doing). Close your eyes and you can imagine the silhouettes of nude ladies and slo-mo bullets and stuff.
Actually on first listen I really like this one. (But I do have big squishy love for the Classic Bond theme anyway and because that’s what it reminds me of that’s why I’m liking it I think)

Madness
I’ve been trying to get the small child to sing along to this on the radio. She doesn’t turn me to turn it off, like she does with 95% of all music on the radio (apart from Nicki Minaj – that’s how she’s going to rebel musically, I can just see it). It does lose points for a bit of an obligatory key change near the end of the song. Naughty Muse.

Panic Station
Like the base. It’s a bit Queeny. Love the guitar and the bass later on in the song. It was my hope that his album would have a lot more base because Chris is an awesome bassist and has been wasted on the last couple of albums.

Prelude
Reminds me a bit of Butterflies and Hurricanes, (God, I love that song). I’m glad they’re still doing all these little musical interludes.

Survival
Yay, the Olympics song! When we were watching the Olympics on the Red Button it always seemed to be on. (That, and David Bowie anyway).

Follow me
That’s definitely a baby’s heartbeat at the start of this one. I know. I spent a lot of time hooked up to a heart monitor. This is the first song on the album so far that is going down the more dubsteppy, electronic route. Like the middle section, don’t really like the lyrics (yeah, I know, shun the non-believer). This is the song that would be on the Twilight soundtrack. And I don’t mean that complimentary.

Animals
Like this one, a lot. Like the guitar and the instrumentally bits and the last section. Reminds me of Showbiz Muse.

Explorers
Really like this one too.It’s nice and gentle. I’m humming along to it at work. I’m getting some funny looks. And I don’t care. It’s really un-Muse-y, is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Big Squeeze
Another rather upbeat sounding song.

Save me
Really like this one too. Like the guitar and the harmonies.

Liquid State
Ooh rocky. I miss rocking out Muse ever such a lot.

The 2nd Law: Unsustainable
Dubstep-tastic and the start of it reminds me of the titles for Torchwood. Love the choral stuff, don’t like the dubstep bits.

The 2nd Law: Isolated System
Uses lots of samples and soundbites. Reminds me a bit of a Prodigy song, not much, just a tiny bit. Can’t think what it’s called though.

In conclusion
On first listen I like it a lot more than I did Resistance. It’s more cheery and positive I think that the last couple of albums have been. Maybe fatherhood is mellowing Matt, who knows? I was a bit concerned it was going to be massively dubstep, especially after hearing Unsustainable, I’m glad that Matt was just trolling.

(And no, it’s not as good as OoS, but none of their albums ever are and also blah blah Twihards get off my lawn)

In other news, a month until I go to see them in concert. Woot!
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Oh here be spoilers, lots and lots of spoilers about last night's episode.

spoilers! )

In Conclusion:
A solid opener marred by a few inconsistencies, but I'm just happy that Doctor Who is back, it's been toooooooo long!

8/10
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Here be spoilers for that there new Doctor Who trailer. (Which is here if you've not already seen it)

random ponderings )

So saying that it's back this Autumn means a September start then, yeah? I'm a bit excited now. Bring it on!
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Oh Doctor Who, how I've missed you. Although the new series is tinged with bittersweetness due to the sad news about Elisabeth Sladen this week. It was nice of them to put a little dedication to her at the start.

spoilers )
kaliha: (La Resistance // prootage)
So Saturday, myself and the sibling upped sticks and travelled Oop North to go and see Muse and much fun was had by all!

Before we start I need to get this out of the way:

04092010371

ONE DOES NOT JUST ROCK IN TO MORDOR!1

Muse. A picspam. )
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no shit... )
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Went to see Peter Kay last night. And you know what? I really enjoyed myself.

I wasn't expecting Rick Astley to be the support act!! It was like it was 1987 all over again!

He doesn't dance as much as he used too back in the day, mind. He did a medley of songs from Manchester so there was Take That and Oasis and the like. And obviously he did Never Gonna Give You Up. (Does this count as a Rickroll?)

And in the middle of the song the keyboardist proposed (on one knee and everything!) to one of the backing singers and luckily she said yes. Hoorahs all round. 

Then it was time for the main event

The strength of Peter Kay's comedy is that it reflects our life. Like the corner shop that sells everything or how rubbish home fireworks are (and how they always seem to fall over).

He was saying that he's take about six thousand pictures if his kids but only has about a dozen of him growing up because no one could be bothered with instamatic cameras and they were expensive. 

His mum says thanks for the bungalow too. 

My favourite bit was his mini rant on Sky TV in particular Grand Designs and Gok Wan's banger obsession and the feeling of panic you get when the box gets down to 4% free.

In conclusion 
His comedy isn't for everyone but I enjoyed myself. 8/10

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