Anybody who's very familiar with Muse can attest to this. The band goes from hard rocking to piano to synths back to heavy riffs all in 4 minutes. Their songs are at times all over the place, and thus why you can't figure out the ending from the beginning. Listen to the first 30 seconds of "New Born", or tune in to "Butterflies and Hurricanes" during the piano breakdown. These are large departures from the overall sound of the songs. I think this will be one of the albums you listen from start to finish in order and really hear the connection and enjoy once you grasp its entirety. I listened to the clips once and will not again until the full thing leaks. But to banish the album based on 30 second clips is whoever's loss.