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Muse: Origin of Symmetry

Devon Powers, PopMatters, 2001

TO SOME, they were the band that would have been king. Just over a year ago, the now-defunct British music magazine Select boldly went where no other major publication had gone before by devoting its cover to the brash newcomers Muse. The coverage was the sort that editors are wont to discuss with a satisfied "Gotcha!"—congratulating themselves for aeons to come on how they unearthed a surefire, up-and-coming It Band.

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