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H.A.A.R.P. Live from Wembley

"H.A.A.R.P. Live from Wembley" doesn't have a lot of bonus features to it. It's basically a bare-bones live CD/DVD set with a picture gallery thrown in. That's the bad part, and really the only bad part of a great live set from one of the best bands going right now. "Black Holes and Revelations" was an amazing album from Muse and if it wasn't for poor album art it would be one of most memorable albums of this decade. (I don't know why, but that picture of those four dudes in silver in Utah somewhere.... it's memorable, but not exactly classic.) Live from Wembley is basically Black Holes live with some old tracks thrown in, and when an album is as good as Black Holes, that's never a bad thing. The CD is a great live listen because A.) I can't imagine Muse's sound to be easily replicated live and it’s definitely done here and B.) because the performance in itself was generally flawless. The CD alone is worth the purchase. They use a whole disc with the set, something that's rarely done these days. And as for the DVD- the DVD is about 90 minutes of rock. Everything about the disc is enjoyable, from the over-dramatic entrance of the band, the color filtering, and the live performance is awesome. When "Knights of Cydonia" hits, you feel like you're at the concert, few DVDs can make you feel that way. "H.A.A.R.P. Live from Wembley" is a great live set from Muse. If you like Muse, you'll love this set, and I imagine that's what they were going for.


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