Muse: The Resistance

@MJay101 (711)
November 13, 2009 2:39pm CST
I've delayed purchasing the album... I own all the others and describe 'Muse' as one of my favourite bands. But I heard some of the tracks played on MTV (and whatever other music channels we have bundled with Sky), and I have to say, I wasn't all that impressed! What do MyLotters think? Is it a brave new direction for a classic band, or tired, old, predictable nonsense? (I loved 'Black Holes...', incidentally.)
3 responses
• United States
30 Nov 09
Black Holes was amazing, and it put them on the map! As for their new album, I believe it is going to win a bunch of awards. It is orchestrally sound, and a very mature work for Muse. I have read about Muse fans being mostly disappointed because this new album sounds the same as what they have done before. In my view, Muse went in a cohesive direction, and established themselves as a band who cannot be copied. Am I wrong in saying Muse is the most original rock band?
@MJay101 (711)
30 Nov 09
I thought Muse was on the map long before Black Holes and Revelations! Origin of Symmetry is a fantastic album, as is Showbiz. (Less keen on Absolution, but it does contain the frankly stonking 'Hysteria'...) I suppose the interesting thing about the new album is that it does represent (yet another) new direction for the band. Muse is evolving! I think you're right to say that they can't be copied - but I'm not sure they're the most original rock band ever!
• United States
12 Sep 10
I got to be honest: as soon as the album leaked in a decent quality i listened to it and i was impressed by it! I think it was a complete different sound from the previous albums (in a good way) and you can notice a lot of influences in it (Queen, Depeche mode, etc).
• Canada
22 Apr 10
I love every Muse album that has ever been produced, including the Resistance. In fact, I love every song on every album. Resistance is definitely different. But then again, Absolution was surely not the same as Origin of Symmetry, which itself has little in common [save for awesomeness] with Showbiz. They like changing their sound up, trying new things. And it irritates me when "Muse fans" say they are true fans for not listening to Resistance songs, because they believe they are sticking with the "real Muse". Um, hello? I think if Muse created it, the Resistance counts as "real Muse", wouldn't you say? True, plenty of people aren't happy with it, but luckily for the world Muse doesn't care what you think. It's their music, and they're going to make what they want to make. It's what I love about them, and what differentiates them from so many other bands out there. They refuse to give in to the media, and would never compromise their music for fame. Indeed, Muse [well, the Rocket Baby Dolls] was originally formed to make a statement - it had nothing to do with money or fame. To this day, it remains the same.