I'm very impressed with the new Muse record. They've matured quite a bit since Resistance...Matt's crazy vocal style has been reigned in somewhat & same with the guitars. Less fuzz bass. Muse does a fantastic job of combining many musical styles into their compositions w/o bringing the cheese.
I think this album has too much epic cheesyness going on overall. There are very cool things going on, for sure. But I feel the songwriting is lacking and that a lot of it is for show rather than purpose. That said, I'm sure the new tour will be amazing and I'll be there to see it.