Sunday, 27 September 2009

Muse - The Resistance

On first listen, i wasn't too impressed by this album. The highlight being that the first song is basically just the Doctor Who theme tune... However, this album is definately worth listening all the way through. The last 3 tracks (a mini symphony named Exogenesis) are superb. It comfortably finds its place here, closing out the album with a sprawling, piano-driven trio of songs that find front man Matt Bellamy completely indulges his inner-Rachmaninoff and doing away with the conventional song structure found at the start of the album in favor of a return to the “glory days” of Richard Strauss. Its self-indulgent and excessive, sure, but it’s also a wildly inventive change in direction for a band tired of giving fans what they’ve come to expect.

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