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5 stars This album needs more than one listening to, that is for sure. I was worried that I wouldn't like it on my first listen, and even a little unsure on my second. Now it seems like every song is in my head. Every Muse album, I think, needs a little warming up to. It may seem, the first time through, cheesy and too synth heavy without much complexity, there are many layers underneath the casual listen. Even songs like "Uprising" which seem very simple have layers that only reveal themselves after a few listens. And for the fan who can't stand the change from other Muse albums, there's "MK Ultra", which is in the style of and just as good as any Origin of Symmetry song. Exogenesis, the symphonic section of the album, is a reason all its own to buy The Resistance; it starts slowly but surely and reaches a crescendo in the second part, afterwards ending beautifully. The symphony is exactly what more progressive fans were asking for, and I believe that it was delivered perfectly. Hopefully Muse can do more of that in the future, because it was certainly the most moving part of the album. I feel no problem with giving this album 5 stars, and I hope that those of you who disliked the album initially can give it another few listens, because its still Muse even if it sounds a little different.
GreatlyDeceived | 5/5 |


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