Street Date: November 9, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 244-15-0410
Rolling Stone - "The tom-toms are cavernous like a Jan Hammer or Phil Collins production on the MIAMI VICE soundtrack. The dystopian, technophobic action movie narrative seems in the same vein as films like THE RUNNING MAN and THE TERMINATOR."
Mojo (Publisher) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n unashamed tribute to the '80s, a sci-fi diorama concerned with finding human connection in an increasingly cold digital world."
NME (Magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is still Muse, but here they're trying to be something else -- well, everything else. They are avatars in a ridiculous simulation of teenage nerdery, inviting you to steal away from the nightmare, and into an electric dream."
Pitchfork (Website) - "People will enjoy SIMULATION THEORY because it's essentially READY PLAYER ONE on wax, its techno-dystopian plot merely a pi¤ata for pop culture nuggets that spill out on slightest contact."
Clash (Magazine) - "Here we have one of the biggest bands in the known universe, choosing to use all the resources at their disposal to attempt a retro-futurist pop epic.about the increasingly memefied conspiracy that we all live inside a giant, glitching simulation."
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