Muse's Drones, the English band's seventh studio album, just launched into existence. The 52-minute effort was produced by Mutt Lange, the veteran who's worked with everyone from Shania Twain to Def Leppard to AC/DC to Maroon 5.
Muse have been moving at a steady album-every-three-years clip since 2006's Black Holes and Revelations. 2009's The Resistance increased the band's stratospheric reach and won the GRAMMY for Best Rock Album. 2012's The 2nd Law, which took adventures into Skrillex-ian dubstep, also scored a nod for the big category, marking the trio's sixth nom overall.
Stream Drones in full below. (It's also, of course, available on iTunes.)
Since the premiere of "Psycho" in March, Muse gradually previewed half of the 10-song, two-interlude LP. Track after track, it became clearer and clearer that Drones would be a must-listen for fans of Muse, rock and stadium-sized guitar-music that's still weird and experimental enough to warrant sharp-eyed attention.
Fuse will be spinning the new album by one of Britain's best all week, serving up spicy follow-ups along the way. Stay tuned, mate.