Before my hard drive died, I would generally sort out my top rated music in iTunes and see which songs I was interested in writing about that particular day for my 1000 Minutes. Since it died, the two posts I’ve written were more random in nature, as I scoured my music list looking for something that caught my eye as a song I needed to include. I still haven’t gotten all of my ratings in order, but I don’t know which of the methods for choosing my 1000 Minutes songs I prefer. But here are the latest.
If I had to choose a (first?) Muse song to include in my list, it could not have come from any other album than Origin of Symmetry. I just happened to struggle with which song to choose from the album itself. This album was my first serious introduction to Muse. I had heard a few songs off of Showbiz and rather enjoyed them, but it was nothing fanatical. I became quite obsessed when this album was released in the U.K. and I spent a great deal of my Sophomore year of college going nuts scouring Audiogalaxy trying to discover this and other music I had not heard. Muse was a big part of that year on the web partly because this album was not actually released in the U.S. at the time. This song in particular represents that year for me, and is perhaps my favorite from the record now, though it probably wasn’t back then.
I couldn’t decide between which of these two mid-nineties classics to include, and since I had a little bit of catching up to do, I included the both of them. I don’t have much to say about the songs other than that I was relatively young when I heard both of them on BER. I have always really really liked them and continue to enjoy them now.