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The Resistance

MuseAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Resistance 5:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Undisclosed Desires 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. United States Of Eurasia [+Collateral Damage] 5:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. I Belong To You [+Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix] 5:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 [Overture] 4:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Exogenesis: Symphony Part 2 [Cross-pollination] 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 [Redemption] 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (September 15, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,697 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Following seven years of near solid touring, Muse escalated from being the biggest band in Teignmouth in 1997 to one of the biggest bands in Europe by 2004. With each successive album, they pushed the musical envelope with a fusion of progressive rock, electronica, and Radiohead-influenced experimentation, creating an emotive, passionate sound. Muse's reputation as one of the best live rock bands in the world is well deserved with their exhilirating live performances drewing critical acclaim, industry buzz, and a loyal and rabid fan base.

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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
By Niven
Format:Audio CD
Especially the one about "old-man emo". That was pretty funny. I'm an "old man" that has just recently discovered Muse (after hearing "Knights of Cydonia" on Guitar Hero when it first came out) and finding a lot to enjoy here. Part of the reason that Muse gets a bad rap is because 1. they sound so much like Queen and U2 (listen to "Map of the Problematique" again if you don't agree with the U2 reference), and 2. most of their stuff never makes it onto radio, at least not enough for DJ's to tell listeners who they are. This is a crying shame. Back in my day, we had "emo" too, except we called it "glam", and the artists were considered ground-breaking. It's too bad that we have degenerated into a society where we don't appreciate songs on the basis of whether or not we actually enjoy them - we have to analyze the details of their construction and bash every artist who emulates one of their glam-heyday heroes.

So is Resistance Muse's way of getting onto the radio? There's nothing wrong with this Muse CD - it might even be my favorite one by them if I had never heard Black Hole and Revelations - but it certainly represents a shift in how they view themselves and how they want the public to view them. This is a step in the direction of being less serious, and being more fun, in my opinion. My advice for the first-time listener is to embrace Black Holes, give this CD a shot if you decide you like what you hear there, and not dig too deep on The Resistance, since Muse will be what they want to be, and we (as listeners) should appreciate them for what they create. Long time listeners will want to read Chris Billings' review (above) for track info and comments, although I would have to say I place this CD just slightly ahead of Absolution for listen-ability.
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189 of 219 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I've been obsessed with Muse since Origin of Symmetry and I'll have to say this cd worried me when I first heard Uprising before it's release. First off, a little background for me. I play in an instrumental prog/experimental band and run a small recording studio. Other bands I adore are Porcupine Tree, Radiohead, Opeth, Pink Floyd, Dredg, and Sigur Ros to name a few...

With that said, Absolution is my favorite Muse hands down. I was slightly bummed by the direction the last album took and was unsure of the future of Muse. HAARP rid me of my fears there.

The Resistance (after many listens) is a huge step in a new direction that they were only pointing at with Black Holes and Revelations. The problem with this album is its song placement and short length for this wide array of styles. If they wanted to really explore each of these areas and sounds, then I believe another 15 minutes or so divided between each style would help solidify this album and make it their cornerstone.

Uprising - This is a good track but no way to start off the cd. This song does not represent the rest of the album at all even if it is powerful and catchy with a great sing-along chorus

The Resistance - The first track that caught my ears on the cd, the title track is definitely a standout with an even balance of creativity and catchiness. I relate this track to Map of the Problematique off their last cd, until the prechorus where it reverts into a style not heard since Absolution. Great bass work on this song.

Undisclosed Desires - the most underrated track on the cd. As poppy as this track seems on the first listen, it is an incredibly gutsy track to add to the disk.. This really reminds me of something from Thom Yorke's Eraser cd, on steroids...
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars five for five October 3, 2009
By ds
Format:Audio CD
I'd like to weigh in on this before overexposure utterly ruins this fine CD for me. It should come as no surprise that as muse grows in popularity their music becomes more mainstream. That is a hard and fast truth that has repeatedly been proven correct throughout the history of popular music. The pop radio sheen has been polished brightly for this record. THE RESISTANCE is not like SHOWBIZ or SYMETRY, two earlier recordings that typified their youth and exuberance whereby the song's inherent energy trumped production. But even then they appeared to possess a grander vision of where they're headed. Their penchant for a larger-than-life sound, and anthemic showstopper mentality was apparent as young up-and-comers. Given the breakthrough of ABSOLUTION and the overwhelming success of BLACK HOLES it's only natural that this album would continue in that path toward US stardom. Consequently, it's at this point in the progression that I usually lose interest in a given artist. But I couldn't resist. What works for this band since the beginning is a combination platter of loud, razor-sharp guitars, obtuse lyrics, rich, layered vocal harmonies and classically-infused (nocturne-like) piano passages. The latter are also the components that many detractors obsess upon. Isn't it curious that those who routinely resort to tired old cliches like self-indulgent, bombastic and pretentious when criticizing progressive and art rock are themselves guilty of self-indulgence, pretension and verbosity in their own writing and (more insidiously) in their thought process? They know better than the unwashed, uncultured masses.

This is simply another superbly artful endeavor by muse. Matthew Bellamy's ambiguous writing and showy playing is at the core of this band.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful,Lyrical; Symphonic; Muse in the footsteps of Freddie Mercury
Always love Muse especially how they love to blend music styles. You can still hear the threads of classical music training in the instrumental arrangements of most of their songs... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Mightymouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 17 days ago by Ana
5.0 out of 5 stars You have to listen to Muse!
This is an amazing album. I play it over and over, and still find myself saying, "Wow." It sounds like Queen and U2 had a baby who then got schooled by Tom Morello. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Dadawads
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD! The Muse is a great band!
I love this cd, have listened to it over and over and over for weeks!!!!!! I would recommend this cd to everyone!
Published 1 month ago by Patty Fisher
4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best
I prefer the older styling of muse to their newer stuff. They will always be great, but if you have listened to every CD, this will not be your favorite by far
Published 2 months ago by Caroline
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I listen to this CD all the time! Most of the songs are unforgettable, and I find myself humming them constantly during the day. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jaydeefan
5.0 out of 5 stars A gift
Initially not my style of Alternative/Rock music but for some it must have been the greatest hour of fun receiving this one. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible!
Bought for discover this group and the album, especially Undisclosed Desires makes me a fan of this group!
I recomend for everybody who likes this type of music (electronic)
Published 3 months ago by Isabelle Leclere
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very good CD
This is a very good CD and I have listened to it a lot when it first came out, but then the CD died over time and started to skip a lot. So I got the replacement CD. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Leia Solo
5.0 out of 5 stars Muse is enjoyable listening
Bought it for one particular piece but really enjoyed all of them. I may be interested in more CDs music by Muse.
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All of them really. Unlike most artists who have at least one ho-hum album, Muse's albums are all excellent. Black Holes & Revelations might be a good starting point if you only want to buy one, as it's probably the most "mainstream" of their albums (though I don't consider them... Read More
Mar 22, 2010 by Damon Penn |  See all 3 posts
Box set?
If you don't mind the $100 price tag :-( Its got some cool items, but not $100 worth IMO.
Aug 11, 2009 by B. Malin |  See all 5 posts
Songs that make you want to ride a horse when you hear them...
Iron Maiden's The Trooper, Four Horsemen by Metallica, Theme from Good, Bad, and the Ugly
Aug 5, 2009 by Snappy |  See all 7 posts
Amazon The Resistance Pre order?
Can you cancel the preorder? Why not just download it from the Mp3 store instead?
Sep 14, 2009 by J. Chrisman |  See all 7 posts
Almost there
It's already 12:35 on the east coast in the US and it's still not available, what gives?
Sep 14, 2009 by Seth P |  See all 3 posts
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