Muse – Showbiz (1999/2015) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Muse – Showbiz (1999/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 63:16 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Warner Bros. Records

Showbiz is the debut studio album by English alternative rock band Muse, released in the United Kingdom on 4 October 1999 through Mushroom Records. Recorded between April and May at RAK Studios and Sawmills Studio, respectively, the album was produced by John Leckie and Paul Reeve in conjunction with the band. Showbiz was a moderate commercial success, reaching number 29 on the UK Albums Chart.

The musical touchstone for the British trio Muse is obviously Radiohead and that fact is crystal clear from the smoldering opening cut, “Sunburn.” Their John Leckie-produced debut, Showbiz, is strong on angst-filled vocals, esoteric lyrics, and dramatic shifts in sonic dynamics. Hailing from rural England, singer/guitarist Matthew Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme, and drummer Dominic Howard average 20 years of age, so there’s plenty of potential for them to grow into a sound that is more of their own. In the meantime, Bellamy does an impressive job of aping the quirky, nervous vocal tic of Thom Yorke on songs like the mid-tempo, Mellotron-driven “Muscle Museum,” and he cuts loose vocally on the soaring “Cave” and on the lovely, mournful ballad “Unintended.” Showbiz hints at the potential in this young band, and it should be of interest to many Radiohead fans.

01 – Sunburn
02 – Muscle Museum
03 – Fillip
04 – Falling Down
05 – Cave
06 – Showbiz
07 – Unintended
08 – Uno
09 – Sober
10 – Escape
11 – Overdue
12 – Hate This and I’ll Love You
13 – Spiral Static [Bonus Track]