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Time Is Running Out (2003)
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Will Muse be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


40 comments so far (post your own)

pure genius!
the years can only bring more amazing music from them
they are so intense and the music, ugh, amazing!
ok, so maybe not right now, but pretty soon, they'll be 100% hall of fame material
these guys are off to a great start with the whole 'innovation and influence' thing

Posted by lily on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 19:37pm

they have to get in the hall of fame, they are by far the most innovative rock acts around and with each album they bring out, the more better they are getting.
they are a must

Posted by darkdude on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 06:14am

Of course they will.One of the best bands going today.Such an amazing live act.

Posted by Dan on Wednesday, 04.4.07 @ 06:10am

They got a long way to go...BHaR really helped...they have a real distinct sound...also, they're finally hitting it big in America with Starlight. If they keep this up, they'll have a spot in Cleveland sometime soon.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 13:35pm

take away all the dazzling effects (and they are superb) and are they nearly as good live as everyone thinks?


Posted by liam on Wednesday, 08.29.07 @ 12:54pm

Tiny influence so far.

Innovation? Well, they managed to take everything good about Radiohead and make it utterly shit. Examples? Bellamy's vocals sound starined and unnatural, like he's on helium, and completely detracts from the anxiety contained in those of Yorke.

I'd also mention that their video's are lame, dorky AND geeky; their albums generally all have filler on; and Bellamy is 'rat' personified.

Posted by liam on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 12:33pm

Methinks that maplejet was/is secretly another vice for "Michael". I'm not going to make any more about this, but I'd like to see what maple has to say in his defense, and whether any other regulars have noticed some patterns emerging between the 'two'.

Posted by liam on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 14:54pm

i disagree entirely with liam. matts voice is uterly amazing, one of the best voices today. and each one of thier albums is amazing. and they are sure not to dissapoint in the future with upcoming albums. best live band in the world. im 100% sure they will get inducted in 2024

Posted by robert on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 15:14pm

"matts voice is uterly amazing, one of the best voices today"

What about it do you like, exactly? It sound as if he's on helium at best, and Thom Yorke does it so much better. What's more, there are some much better voaclists out there, and I'd say Richard Ashcroft is among the top.

"and each one of thier albums is amazing."

Why? If you're going to shit out points but no examples, then please leave. Also, their songs are hideously pretentious. Obviously, Radiohead and Queen combined was never supposed to be.

"best live band in the world."

Not. I've seen plenty of groups who don't get a quarter of the crowds they get, and their live acts outshine Muse's anyday. Why? Because NONE of Muse have any charisma, charm or personality; which is why they are so reliant on shitty gizmo's and fireworks.

"im 100% sure they will get inducted in 2024"

Looking at the two "supposed" criteria - innovation and influnce - you're 100% wrong.

Posted by liam on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 15:24pm

muse is my favorite band of all time....i know they will get inducted. purely amazing

Posted by jon on Sunday, 01.6.08 @ 01:00am

I'm worried that they may not be influential or "innovative" enough to get in, but even if they don't they are still a freakin' awesome group. Their albums were the first I ever bought. Here's hoping their future albums and recordings are as amazing as their existing ones.

Posted by Adam on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 23:57pm

MUSE all the way. they are very talented, and deserve a spot, even if the hall of fame is an old man's club

Posted by me on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 18:01pm

i hear many people complain about singers voices because they're "too high" and sound like they're "on helium", but that is a shallow way of looking at it. a singer should be judged on how well he sings (pitch, vocal range, and effective use of breath), not personal opinion.

one thing that i love about muse that i don't hear from any other band is a classical music inspiration. musically they are incredible, they put on a hell of a show (sure they may use a lot lasers and fireworks and effects, but they do possess the musical skills to back them up), and i see many more albums in their future.

Posted by MikeP on Sunday, 03.23.08 @ 12:22pm

"Tiny influence so far"

With all due respect, they haven't really been well known for long enough to see any visible influence. So much about 'influence' is exposure, so these things take time. Pretty silly to dismiss them on these terms already.

I just don't know if these guys are serious enough rock and roll musicians. Don't get me wrong, their songs *are* kickass, but to me they share a similar vein with bands like The Killers.

That doesn't necessarily mean they don't deserve to get in. It all depends on how the hall decides to view bands like Muse (and their contemporaries) in the future.

Just my opinion tho, of course.

Posted by Me on Wednesday, 10.1.08 @ 13:58pm

"With all due respect, they haven't really been well known for long enough to see any visible influence. So much about 'influence' is exposure, so these things take time. Pretty silly to dismiss them on these terms already."

They've already influenced Secondhand Serenade.

There's also a band calling themselves Stockholm know, like the hit Muse song.

It's rather inaccurate to say they're another version of Radiohead. Radiohead may be their closest comparison, because both bands have a highly experimental sound and similar sounding vocalists, but Muse definately has more of a metal, techno, and hard rock edge. Just listen to "Stockholm Syndrome," "Supermassive Black Hole," and "Bliss."

Posted by Ray on Monday, 02.16.09 @ 13:43pm

I don't know but, the HAARP cd/dvd is simply amazing, best thing I've heard in ten years. I think anyone who hears them live is going to get hooked.

Posted by Shrakken on Tuesday, 04.21.09 @ 12:59pm

If Muse doesn't make it in, I will be so pissed off. There is nothing but pure genious between these 3 brilliant men from Devon, England. When Matt, Chris and Dominic get together to play they create something so beautiful and so unique that is so unlike any other music we hear today. I wish they would be given enough recognition that they deserve throughout the U.S. They are one of few great bands today! All of there cds are progressive steps that just keep getting better and better. Just imagine what they could create by 2024. What the future has to bring is so exciting! Vote Muse into the Rock Hall where they rightfully belong!

Posted by Nick on Friday, 05.1.09 @ 12:03pm

"If Muse doesn't make it in, I will be so pissed off."

No you shall not be pissed off, stay strong

Posted by Ravenstein on Friday, 05.1.09 @ 12:06pm

Liam is a Whanker MUSE rock Bitch

Posted by Edouard on Tuesday, 08.11.09 @ 09:46am

"but to me they share a similar vein with bands like The Killers"

The killers? it may be a joke

Someones just don't get it... Muse is amazing and yes... and every band in the world even RADIOHEAD is influenced by some other band... is something that happens... everyones is a picture of his experience or likes...
and that is what we all have to understand...

Influenced or not... similar or not... their music is amazing and their live acts are kickass
the best thing I've heard on years...

Posted by Ozón on Monday, 11.16.09 @ 22:35pm

As far as I know every single band has to take something from their past expiriences (including other bands and other music genres). The same thing occurs with the human being; its society, history and future. You learn from your parents, teachers, brothers, friends, books, etc.
A good example of this is the legenday band Led Zepellin, one of the greatest british bands ever, and one of the bands on the top of the rock hall of fame. The great thing about Led Zeppelin is that each member had very diverse musical tastes. It's the variety that keeps Zep alive. Their influences come from around the world, mainly folk, Indian/Arabic, country, jazz & the blues. And each music genre has its history. Anyone who has formaly studied music knows that.
Matt Bellamy stated once on the 2006 abbey road gig: "I used to find myself playing all these blues-y riffs. Some of these guitars are so haunted by the bands that made them famous. It's very difficult to pick up some of those instruments without the ghosts of those bands coming through your playing. If you are going to look for something more unique I think you just need to invent something."
Personally, I have a great respect for Muse. I know how difficult is to compose music. Nowadays it's very difficult to bring something new in these globalized world. I know they will be a legend in the future.

Posted by Jonathan on Friday, 01.22.10 @ 17:33pm

I don't think you can get into the hall of fame by ripping Radiohead off.

Posted by soltis on Wednesday, 02.17.10 @ 13:33pm

"Sounds like Radiohead" is a good reason NOT to induct a band. Both Radiohead and Muse are shit. I could rant about why they're not hall worthy, but it's not like either really stand a chance of getting in any time soon, so fortunately it doesn't matter.

Posted by Big Willie on Thursday, 04.8.10 @ 06:37am

Okay, you may not like Radiohead's music - that's fine but you cannot deny that they are extremely innovative and influential for their time. They definitely deserve and will get in. But I could care less for muse.

Posted by Strawberry Fields on Saturday, 05.1.10 @ 08:17am

God I hate these guys. The only reason they are popular is because of that shitty franchise TWILIGHT!!!

Posted by Gross on Tuesday, 05.18.10 @ 10:23am

matt is a great singer and a great guitarist. He is a future legend. A modern day jimmi hendrix! And dom is great at drums!!

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 06.17.10 @ 01:44am

@Gross, you better be joking. They were immensly popular BEFORE the Twilight song came along, but now that their song is features on the movie soundtrack, people who don't like Muse are using it as an excuse to hate on them.

Matt Bellamy had written the song long before they let Twilight use it for the movie because the song is about when he and his girlfriend broke up and he even said "I only let Twilight use the song because I made a promise with the author, Stephanie, many years back and we're not planning on releasing any new material yet, so I thought the song would be put to good use in the soundtrack".

Now that I just proved you wrong, F*** OFF AND GO LISTEN TO SOME MAINSTREAM SHITE MUSIC.

Posted by James on Monday, 06.21.10 @ 20:29pm

MUSE is awesome. I have every album and each could be a great soundtrack to almost any movie. They're range and creativity is unmatched.

Posted by Dom on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 12:37pm

Start with Marilyn Manson. Smooth out anything that is remotely close to edgy. Remove anything that is the slightest bit raw. And for certain, make sure you strip away anything even slightly dangerous!

Your leftovers should be smooth, nonthreatening, boring and safe. Your intended call-to-arms chorus will be flat, unconvincing and uninspiring.

This watered-down detritus can be then titled as "Uprising" and marketed to wimps. Given sufficent budget, it's sure to be a hit single.

This is the essence of Muse.

Posted by What would Ozzy do? on Friday, 08.20.10 @ 11:44am

One can't deny the fact that muse's music is a totempole in modern rock. I don't like every song they have, but albums such as BHaR are milestones in modern rock-history. Any band that sells like Muse does, deserves a spot in HoF, whether one likes it or not. Because lets face it; here are only a handfull (not even that) of bands that can sell out a concert as quickly as Muse can today.

Posted by One can't deny on Friday, 10.22.10 @ 18:14pm

30 comments from the same person LOL

Posted by lah on Friday, 11.26.10 @ 14:47pm

As many others have said, to me they just sound like a not so good radiohead.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.28.10 @ 09:20am

@GFW: I agree with you. I've tried but they just sound like a crappy cross between Radiohead/Queen :-(

Posted by Bob Dylan on Saturday, 01.29.11 @ 13:15pm

A band that was the ebst of radiohead + the ebst of Queen would probably be my second favourite band.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 01.29.11 @ 15:18pm

I'm 100 % certain they will be in the hall of fame.
Have you seen their Wembley stadium performance?
If you don't like them than that's your personal opinion, but if u view them from a musical standpoint then they certainly deserve a spot in the hall of fame.

Posted by Jens on Saturday, 06.9.12 @ 11:28am

2023, still a long way to go, hope I'm still alive by then!

They're influential, put on a great show live, capture audiences young and old, a number of hit songs, award winning, signature sound, trio of exceptional musicians, and not to mention offends music snobs and hipsters. Nice, I'll erect a statue for them now in my backyard.

Posted by Yourfavoritebandssucklive on Saturday, 02.2.13 @ 00:40am

Yes. At concert now

Posted by Mark on Sunday, 03.10.13 @ 22:34pm

MUSE are one of the greatest bands ever. Muse is more than an spectacular Show and matt' high voice and after 20 years this band is still glorious. LIVE IS A RACE .THEY GONNA WIN, YES THEY GONNA WIN

Posted by fab Elea on Tuesday, 06.10.14 @ 03:57am

Muse is objectively a great band. They are, unfortunately, unlikely to win due to the US-centricity of the rock'n roll hall of hame and its stupidity. Their odds are currently at 18% which is messed up.

Posted by Kessler on Friday, 09.30.16 @ 20:34pm

MUSE are as innovative, relevant and spectacular as a live band as any other now and in the past few years. Seven studio albums in via "Drones", the lyrical and musical complexity is second to none.
They will be deserving, but then again who is already in and who is not is ludicrous on many accounts.
Thankfully, E.L.O. was just (finally) nominated here in 2016 for the first time despite being eligible since 1996, and (surprisingly) Jeff Lynne and co. were actually was voted in for the 2017 inauguration.

Posted by Froggo on Thursday, 12.22.16 @ 13:48pm

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