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Muse 'might ditch album format'
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Muse performing at the annual Dubai Desert Rock Festival
Muse have promised to revolutionise the way they release their music on future records.

The band claim they are likely to ditch the traditional album format for a more single based approach.

Frontman Matt Bellamy said: "I don't think we're going to approach the next album like we're making an album... we're just gonna make a load of music."

It means that their most recent record Black Holes And Revelations, could be their last conventional album release.

Prominent format

Bellamy told music magazine NME: "I like the idea of releasing a series of songs, every month or every couple of months - just putting songs out there.

"Almost like making the single a more prominent format and then every few years doing a 'best of' from that period and that would be the album.

"So in other words, throw out songs every couple of months and see how people like them, and whichever ones people like, stick that on a record of 11 tracks."

I like the idea of releasing a series of songs, every month or every couple of months - just putting songs out there
Matt Bellamy
The singer said it was now down to their record company to approve future plans.

He added: "We're under a traditional contract at the moment with Warners, so it's whether they're susceptible to doing things differently."

If the band do ditch their album format, it will be another revolutionary development in the way artists release their music.

A string of artists have already released their most recent records in an unconventional manner.

Prince gave away his album Planet Earth free with a tabloid newspaper, Radiohead invited fans to name their price for In Rainbows and The Charlatans have made their album You Cross My Path available for download free of charge.

Muse will release a double CD live DVD package of their June 2007 Wembley Stadium shows next Monday.



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