If you like a little of past, present and future in your alternative rock albums then grab a copy of The Resistance by UK band Muse.
The band, known for deriving much of their sound from inspirations such as Queen and Radiohead, deliver a successful modern anthemic album full of catchy riffs, rebellious lyrics and classical ties. Muse shows they’re not only talented musicians but businessmen as well, combining all the ingredients of everyone’s favourite tasty musical stew—self-indulgent and full of flavour.
The Resistance opens with “Uprising”, a stadium-loving anthem in line with previous Muse songs, an ear-catcher. “Resistance”, inspired by the love story of Winston and Julia in George Orwell’s 1984 continues along the main stream of things while singer Matthew Bellamy taps into his inner Thom Yorke. The album finishes with a three-part symphony, “Exogenesis-Symphony” made up of over 40 musicians and is a masterpiece of its own kind with the focus on Bellamy’s piano skills.
The Resistance soars and dives through 11 seemingly mismatched songs, which don’t necessarily flow together or sound all that original but still manages to make a very listenable album.
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