Absolution - Muse (2003)

To hard launch music analysis on Elsey's Word Salad, I find it fitting to start with work from my favorite artist in the entire world: Muse. This is the first time you're seeing them on here, but it won't be the last. If you are unfamiliar with the British band, then think about the first Twilight movie and the iconic baseball scene. That's Muse. Beyond making sexy rock songs, there is much to unpack with the works from this band spanning over three decades: existentialism, religion, mental illness, toxic relationships, and identity. "Absolution" is one of the albums in their Holy Trinity of my favorite studio albums of theirs that I will examine, while honing in on the lyricism present in my favorite song from it, called "Fury."

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