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Epic rockers take total ownership of biggest tour to date

Muse - Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
(Warner Bros. Records)
4 stars (out of 5 stars)
Reviewed: December 9, 2013

Review by Andy Argyrakis

British rockers Muse have always staged a massive show, but with 60,000 ardent fans accompanying the experience at one of Europe's largest stadiums, the energy level is even more intense than a typical arena visit in America. Available as an audio download or CD/DVD set, "Live At Rome Olympic Stadium" is indeed the progressive revivalists' most monumental outing to date and the trio sounds absolutely larger than life on the soundtrack edition, from the opening charges of "Supremacy" through the closing bombast of "Starlight."

In between, the band delivers several highlights from its latest experimental masterpiece "The 2nd Law," like the funky romp "Panic Station," the electro power ballad "Follow Me" and the trippy momentum builder "Madness." The 13 track set list also features several nods to Muse's highly influential past, including "Knights Of Cydonia," "Supermassive Black Hole" and "Uprising" in all their epic glory, suggesting that bigger continues to be better for one of this generation's most defining rock acts.

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