I’m listening to Muse’s “Uprising” for the second time as I write this. I love Muse, but I didn’t like this song upon my first listen.
This second listen, however, is a bit different. It makes me want to flip off someone the traditional British way (two-fingered gesture) or even just the American way (middle finger gesture).
It’s got an anthem-type of feel to it like it’s defining a generation. I love those types of songs provided the music is good.
I could see myself blasting this while angry or working out or at the beginning of a road trip to further rev up my excitement. The beat is good, the refrain is a good hook, and it’s got an edge to it of which I’m now growing very fond.