Muse’s Matt Bellamy: Albums are ‘almost meaningless’ in age of iTunes and Spotify

May 9, 2015

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has said that technological advances in music, most notably iTunes and Spotify, have made albums “almost meaningless.”


Bellamy, who releases Muse’s new album ‘Drones’ in June, is confident however that the concept album will endure and that it is in a healthier position than ever before.

“Apple, iTunes and streaming services have made the single a more easy thing to access,” Bellamy told Rolling Stone magazine. “What that’s done has made the album as a collection of songs almost meaningless. But an album that has a concept or story or reason to be an album, if anything, has more meaning now than it ever has.”