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A Musing on Muse’s Amusing Latest

Muse – The Resistance

I like Muse. I don’t think I’d go as far as to say I love ’em. But I appreciate them. Their new album, The Resistance, isn’t bad. It’s not as good as some of Muse’s previous stuff, especially the hot Black Holes and Revelations. On paper, it’s pretty hard to fault the British trio for what they tried here, everything seems to be in the right place. But, honestly, I can’t really get into this album.

Maybe one of my problems is that Muse are wearing their influences on their sleeves a little too obviously. Namely Radiohead and Queen. Well, Muse has always kind of had that “Radiohead-light” persona, but the Queen really comes through on this album too. The problem is Muse paying homage to other artists isn’t as good as the originals or Muse doing their own thing.

Muse can really rock when they want to, but it seems like this time around they wanted to be sweeping and epic instead. The most glaring example of this is the last three tracks of the album, the Exogenesis: Symphony. Who is this for? Certainly not me. It sounds all right, it’s not horrible or anything. I just don’t care. I really do like the first couple tracks. The rest just tries to be too much and comes out almost bland. That’s sounds a little too negative, but I just wanted more from these guys.

Favorite Tracks: “Uprising,” “Resistance,” “Undisclosed Desires”


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