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Muse – The Resistance


I’ve had this album since mid September but I’ve held out on reviewing it because frankly, I hated it at first. I guess I was really expecting Black Holes and Revelations part 2, and was quite surprised by the bombastic sound present in almost all songs on The Resistance.

That being said, deep down I knew that there was no way Matthew Bellamy and Co had messed up so badly. The greatness had to be there somewhere, so I kept listening and searching for clues. Gradually, the album grew on me, and the final push was when I saw Muse live three weeks ago. Finally I understood the brilliance that is The Resistance!

The strongest song on the album is probably the first single, Uprising. This uptempo anthem is sure to be a Muse live favorite, along with the title track. But what really defines the album for me is the three part symphony that closes The Resistance, Exogenesis. Here we get fantastic string arrangements mixed with Matt’s charismatic voice, as well as classical themes mixed with the heavy rock Muse is known for. It’s a bold move by a rock band to write a symphony, but Muse pulls it off. When I saw Muse live they opened with the first part of Exogenesis, and it was one of my favorite parts of the concert. I wish they would perform the entire symphony live!

So for the people that didn’t get The Resistance yet – go get it, you won’t be disappointed!

6 Responses to “Muse – The Resistance”

  1. Irma says:

    Yeah, The Resistance really is a piece of art. I liked it much more than you did in the beginning. And now I’m wondering if it’s become my favorite Muse album. Man I wish I could see them live again! Like right NOW! :(

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  3. Jackie says:

    I agree. This album took a while to grow on me too. It really is awesome though. I am dying to see them live!

  4. Daniel says:

    Jackie: Aren’t they touring the States in March/April? You should take the chance to go see them, this current tour is awesome!

  5. Rebecca says:

    Very true, it took me a while before I could appreciate the album. It’s really one of those things, I guess.

  6. Richard says:

    Bem ja vi que temos boa musica
    na minha opiniao á que ouvir mais do que uma vez para apreçiar mesmo a fundo uma boa musica e neste caso o album demorou um pouco a crescer talvez por isso mesmo nao apreciaram positivamente a primeira vista

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