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Let It Bleed
Let It Bleed
Price: £5.98

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rolling Stones, 7 Sep 2010
This review is from: Let It Bleed (Audio CD)
Being a Rolling Stones lover ever since a very young age, I have to say that this music is timeless. The classic Rolling Stone guitar sounds produced by Brian Jones is cleverly mixed with blues sounds and rock rythm guitar. "Gimme Shelter" is one of the Rolling Stone's greatest songs, with interesting vocals and bluesy solo guitar, it creates a powerful yet paced song that to me will be the most defining song by the Stones and will be something I primarily relate with them forever. Love in Vain follows a more country and bluegrass sounding approach but doesn't sound too generic because of the vocals by Mick Jagger. "Live with Me" is a good song to mention, having an amazing bass emphasis and using a faster blues sound than most of the other songs it stands out from the rest of the album. "Monkey Man" then goes down a different route from the rest of the album, being stylistically different and slightly stranger, rather like "Their Satanic Majesties Request" album but not as diverse and alternative. Overall the whole album brings something slightly new to the table for the stones, maybe not as much as "Their Satanic Majesties Request", but definitely enough to listen to! Enjoy listening!

The Resistance
The Resistance
Price: £8.22

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Resistance - A Creative Bombshell, 7 Sep 2010
This review is from: The Resistance (Audio CD)
Muse have outdone themselves yet again with this album. Being a loyal fan ever since their first album, Showbiz, I have become almost obsessive with their music. To me it feels so unique and different while still having obvious influences to make it more approachable to first time listeners. If anything, the whole album showing the diversity of music Muse are able to create, with each album having something new to offer. Although one might dislike the way Muse have progressed (for instance having less hard rock riffs from Origin of Symmetry and replacing them with more classical and alternate sounds such as in the songs "Undisclosed Desires" and "United States of Eurasia") it is made up for by the creativity and feeling in every song.

The Resistance is also incredibly theatrical, which is not so different from their other albums but it differs in the approach it has to creating the drama. The frustrations and anger towards corruption in the lyrics and the powerful music set a series of different moods throughout the whole album, from sadness to inspiration.

"United States of Eurasia" is one of the main examples of outside influences, as it also expresses inspirations from Queen before going into a more eastern styled riff which sounds as if it isn't meant to work, being as vastly different from the great rock sound Queen make, but instead I found myself enjoying the music even more and finding the two styles oddly fit. The classical influences are the most prominent in The Resistance which could be off-putting for some but I find it shows that Muse have not reached their creative bounds yet (if they have any at all) and they still have much more to offer. So for these reasons I hope you enjoy the music as much as I did and give this alternative production a try.

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