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Old 16-11-2009, 01:49 AM   #1
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Rate The Resistance

How would you rate The Resistance?

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Good things about the album
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Best track
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This is all part of a comparative survey to compare and contrast each of the 5 albums, hence the standardised approach!
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Old 16-11-2009, 02:20 AM   #2
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It's the first Muse album i've heard that has sounded a little too familiar and tha worries me a bit. It has some exciting material on it, but most of it wouldn't sound out of place on previous Muse albums. However, Uprising, Undisclosed Desires, United States of Eurasia, MK Ultra and Exogenesis are right up there as some of Muse's best work.

My favourite track is definately the Exogenesis Symphony, in its entirety. What an epic ending to an album. It could have been sold as a seperate EP and still would have sold well.

My least favourite track is Unnatural Selection. It doesn't bother me when Muse borrow from other artists. However, when they borrow from themselves it quickly gets tiring. The main riff is too reminiscent of New Born and the breakdown is practically the outro to Space Dementia. It'll please the fans who want Origin of Symmetry 2, but i'd prefer something a little different myself.

My favourite moments are when the guitar kicks in on Overture and the piano outro to Redemption. Very effective music.
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Old 16-11-2009, 04:14 AM   #3
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Best track: Muscle Museum
Worst track: Uprising - Only because I've heard it so much
Favourite moment: Part 3 of Exogenesis
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Old 16-11-2009, 05:49 AM   #4
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Best track: MK Ultra, Unnatural Selection, IbtY, Exogenesis
Worst track: Guiding Light
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Old 16-11-2009, 06:17 AM   #5
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This is hard...um...4.5 stars, rounding to 5 stars. I still don't know if I like it better than Absolution or not.

Good things about the album
Very strong musically, explores new ideas, Exogenesis is brilliant.

Bad things about the album
I would have liked more rock songs. I like to think of myself as a fan that doesn't whine for riffs in every song, but once MK Ultra ends, I get a bit disappointed that there were no more rock songs, so I guess I'm not. Guiding Light gets a little boring sometimes. The stupid gap between Cross Pollination and Redemption. Overture ends too quickly. I would have liked the orchestra used a bit more in the last two tracks.
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Overture, United States of Eurasia, Uprising, Undisclosed Desires, Unnatural Selection.

Worst track
Guiding Light. At first I didn't get why it's so unpopular, but now I do.

Favourite moments
The falsetto and guitar solo in Overture, the abrupt start of Uprising, the intro of Resistance, "The Night has reached it's end...", "Spread our codes to the stars...", everything about USoE, the backing vocals in the last chorus of UD.
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Old 16-11-2009, 06:23 AM   #6
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Old 16-11-2009, 07:28 AM   #7
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Good things about the album
from hippity hoppitty poppity beats to epic orchestral space opera.
shows the range of their musical talents.

Bad things about the album
not enough of the rock sound and the catchy riffs.

Best track
Resistance, one of my favorite muse songs. Great sound & lyrics. Love the Bass, the Piano, the weird vocal pre-chorus followed up with the "love is our resistance". It's just a great love song unlike anything i had heard before.

Worst track
Guiding Light: just overall kind of poor. Not catchy, and i dont really like matts vocals in it either.
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The Uprising: It could have been a great song, but the chorus ruined it for me.

Favourite moment
URASIAAAAAA URASIAAAA! lol, caught me by surprise
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Old 16-11-2009, 10:53 AM   #8
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Four Stars.

Good: Much better direction as opposed to BH&R, more focussed with less filler, symphonic resurgence and great choruses to most songs.
Bad: Guiding Light, slight lack of beef to the first half of the album (needs another riffy track) and slight lack of beef to the heavier parts in general.
Best Track(s): Resistance, Unnatural Selection, MK Ultra, Exogenesis.
Worst Track(s): Guiding Light is a real stinker. Uprising and Undisclosed Desires aren't classics either.
Favourite Moment: Clarinet solo, 'Tell us, tell us your FINAL WISH and we'll tell it to the WORLD!', pseudo-Metallica outro to Unnatural Selection.
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Old 16-11-2009, 11:13 AM   #9
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Old 16-11-2009, 11:56 AM   #10
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3 - 4 Stars

First I didn't like it all but now I've started to like it better. Still I think there's something missing, don't know. Some great songs on it but I'm just not a big fan of the symphony or Muse going Timbaland or too much queeney.

Best track: MK Ultra
[B]Worst track: United Staaaaates...
[B]Favourite moment: when USoE is finally over... sorry!
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Old 16-11-2009, 12:09 PM   #11
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2 stars, maybe harse, but i didn't enjoy the brum gig too much, i guess i've seen them too many times, it's a shame they've had they're best success from their weakess album
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Old 16-11-2009, 01:43 PM   #12
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4.5/5

Best tracks: Exogenesis, US, MK Ultra, IBTY
Worst Track: Probably Guiding Light.
Favourite Moment: Overture. Pure bliss.

This is my second favourite Muse album. Along with Origin, I can listen to this album in full without skipping a track.
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Old 16-11-2009, 04:09 PM   #13
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The Resistance is the first new Muse album I listened to since I was a fan (yeah, a bit too late ), so it's quite an special album for me but I don't think it's one of their greatest releases. 4 stars.

Good things about the album: Various genres; orchestral, heavy riffs, R&B, etc.
Bad things about the album: Too short
Best track: MK Ultra
Worst track: Uprising
Favourite moment : Tell us, tell us your final wish. We will tell it to the world.
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Old 16-11-2009, 06:12 PM   #14
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Best track: Uprising, Unnatural Selection, MK Ultra
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Old 16-11-2009, 06:22 PM   #15
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4 stars from me

Good things about the album:
It flows really well despite having tracks that are from completely different genres from one another. The music and lyrics alternates from epic proportions to a more personal feel and I think it works really well. The symphony is pretty freaking epic

Bad things about the album:
While the album flows really well and works perfectly as an album, I dont feel that the songs stand out as much on their on as the ones on Absolution, Black Holes and Origins do

Best track:
MK Ultra, I Belong to You

Worst track:
United States of Eurasia. Collateral Damage is great and this song sounds great live, but the studio version is just sort of meh. The "SIA" screaming, while ridiculously fun live just doesn't work on record

Favourite moment:
"Spread our codes to stars! You must rescue us all!"
When the solo kicks in at the end of Overture, its so unexpected and it sounds incredible!
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