Album reviews


Muse: Simulation Theory (Warners)

Rarely known for their subtlety, Muse’s three previous albums (2009’s The Resistance, 2012’s The 2nd Law, 2015’s Drones) focused on themes relating to, respectively, tyrannical governments, energy waste and warfare by remote control. In keeping with their concerns (none of which, in fairness, are remotely implausible) the British band’s new work is themed around simulation hypothesis, which advances the notion that what we perceive as reality is ...