Some bands, no matter how popular they get, aren’t meant for cavernous arenas or massive amphitheaters. Perhaps their sound is too intimate or their stage presence too introverted.
Muse does not have that problem.
The British three-piece — consisting of singer/guitarist Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme, and drummer Dominic Howard — has spent the past two decades harnessing its rock band into operatic territory on hits such as “Uprising” and “Starlight,” each tailor-made to stretch all the way out to the cheap seats.
Incorporating electronic elements to make them sound much fuller than your ordinary trio, they use synthesizers and dancey pop hooks that show a Depeche Mode influence. But what makes them stand out is the songs’ über-theatrical storytelling. Their newest record, 2015’s Drones, doesn’t include the band’s strongest tracks, but they