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The Resistance [CD]

Muse Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 Sep 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Helium 3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,477 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Uprising 5:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Resistance 5:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Undisclosed Desires 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. United States Of Eurasia [+Collateral Damage] 5:470.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Unnatural Selection 6:550.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. I Belong To You [+Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix] 5:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 [Overture] 4:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Exogenesis: Symphony Part 2 [Cross-pollination] 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 [Redemption] 4:370.99  Buy MP3 

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The Resistance is the first Muse album since the critically acclaimed, triple platinum selling Black Holes and Revelations that spawned five top 20 singles, was nominated for a plethora of awards, including the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, and concluded with two sold out nights at the newly opened Wembley Stadium. It was recorded in Northern Italy, produced by the band themselves and mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent. In terms of sound and sonic vision The Resistance is their most ambitious long-player yet, which is clearly saying something. They have blown up the robo-funk/monster riff/stadium space rock sound of Black Holes... and widened their viewfinder even further to take in an even greater horizon of sound.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 30 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is my first Muse album - and if it's anything to go by, I'll be gettting more! The songwriting, the playing, arrangements are all spectacularly good. This is a must-have album for fans of Prog, fans of Queen and to be honest, anybody who enjoys good music. The whole album has an epic feel to it, with hooks that embed themselves in your head for days. Having resisted getting into Muse for a number of years - not sure why really - I'm a definite convert now. I can definitely see what the fuss was all about. Excellent
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I love it when I'm wrong sometimes. 30 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
I didn't buy this album immediately when it came out. I've been a Muse fan right from the start, when people were saying they were just a second-rate Radiohead. I knew they were all wrong. But when Black holes came out, I found myself really disappointed. The initial listening of a Muse album has always been an event for me, and after my first listen of Black Holes, I felt quite upset that I wasn't blown away by it. I kept giving the album a go, hoping it might be a grower on me, but sadly not. So when news of this album came out, I found myself not feeling enthusiastic. And then I heard the single of Undisclosed desires, was quite impressed, so today I went out to buy the album.
I'm so glad I was wrong in not being enthusiastic. This album is really quite special, and I'm really loving the new direction Muse have taken. Listening to a Muse album can sometimes feel quite all-consuming, and I never really found myself just dipping in for the odd song; it had to be the whole album.
Listening to this new album feels like a breath of fresh air. I'm loving being able to hear Matt's amazing talent on the piano, and the insert of the Chopin Nocturne was such a nice surprise. I can hear hints of Rachmaninov in the Symphony, and I really admire the string arrangements Matt has written. He has used the sound of the strings so well, using each sound a string instrument can make, from quite brutal to the such-loved lush string sound.
My love for Muse is back!
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Muse - The Resistance 2 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
I'm a long time Muse fan, and some might say, a little obsessive, I have everything, all the B-sides, all the EP's even the very first demo.

This album generally didn't seem to strike the old hardcore Muse fan's taste, and I'll agree, it's different to the legendary Origin of Symmetry, it's just not as powerful, and more piano based on the whole, it seems the classic Muse riffs have gone missing.

However, this album still receives and deserves the full five stars, it's different, but no less epic, one or two disappointments are easily made up for, by the rest of the album.

1. Uprising - A great start to the album, again, it's different, but there's still a hint of the old Muse in the chorus, and chanting, which really gets you in the mood to shout out Bellamy's revolutionary lyrics. The song features one riff, in a less stereotypical Muse style, one might describe it as a Marilyn Manson glam rock riff, turned to the "light side".

2. Resistance - When I first heard this, I was exited, the strong piano and drum opening, was unfortunate enough end up at a chorus, some might say, below Muse's standards, with a hint of Freddie Mercury, the chorus vocals just lack the power of typical Muse, however, I am pleased to say this follows on to a rather epic ending, as Bellamy screams "RESISTANCE!!!!" The lyrics couldn't be more Nineteen eighty-four inspired, listen and see!

3. Undisclosed Desires - Yeah... This is not Muse, but more of a Depechemode crossed between Timbaland. Catchy enough, but a fan might question the reason for the production of this song, yes unfortunately Muse have commercialization in mind, and this song is designed to hit the market, in the mainstream R&B/Synthpop genre.

4. United States of Eurasia - Epic track!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Muse at their best!! 7 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
On first listen to every song I thought that this album was very different, but by the end of every song I just wanted to listen to more. Every song is just awesome from the usual rocking riffs of Muse in MK ultra and Unnatural Selection to the new dance inspired songs such as Undisclosed Desires. I cant fault it. Even the 80's style Bon Jovi influenced tune, Guiding Light, is just pure awesome. Buy this if you like Muse. Buy this if you haven't listened to them before. 5/5
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something for everyone. :D 26 Aug 2009
By R. Waby
Format:Audio CD
This album is amazing! It appeals to a much larger audience than any of the previous albums. It has many different musical styles and influences clashing together yet it is unmistakably Muse with signature guitar, piano, drums and Matt Bellamy's great voice. It will have at least one track which will blow your mind yet many love all of them!

The 3-part exogenesis symphony is my favourite on the album. Its really ground-breaking and inspiring and while you listen you have no choice but to be in awe of every second and its overall message of "we're killing the earth, we need to stop it, we need to change and we'll have to start again, try and find a new planet, learn from our mistakes" who'd of thought Muse could make climate change cool.

Personally I also adore Mk Ultra, I Belong To You and Unnatural Selection. But for your own sake, get this album, listen to it and discover what tracks you love. :)
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2.0 out of 5 stars A few decent songs but mostly poor
This was the first muse album I bought after hearing uprising and undisclosed desires on the radio , I knew they had a big following and a great reputation for live performances... Read more
Published 23 hours ago by Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Book as described and delivered quickly.
Published 1 day ago by Jill Setchfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
typical muse nrg packed sound, good
Published 3 days ago by bil
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Published 6 days ago by john
5.0 out of 5 stars Ambitious, but still brilliant
Muse's most ambitious album starts strongly with the catchy strains of 'Uprising' and is quickly followed by the quirky 'Resistance'. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Prog Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars The Resistance
Muse are my faviourite band and this album does not disappoint. I had the digipack version when it first came out but needed to replace it as my puppy ate the case and disc!!! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I listen to this a lot. It really gives me energy & makes housework bearable. I usually sing along too!
Published 4 months ago by A. MORRIS-JONES
5.0 out of 5 stars mesmerising
I love this album and as with every Muse album it feels like a true classic. From the first time you hear it holds your attention and you love it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. Fisentzou
5.0 out of 5 stars well here we go
yes has to be said , this is just pure brilliance nothing more than absolute perfection all the way thro from trom start to finish
Published 10 months ago by colin dyer
3.0 out of 5 stars 4 good tracks
I was a bit disappointed to discover that after the first four tracks it descends into rather self-indulgent, pseudo-Queen warblings (not up there with Freddie)
Published 10 months ago by Julie Jackson
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