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4 stars When I heard three of the tracks from 'The Resistance' prior to the release of the album, I was a bit concerned, it seemed like a very different style from the last album. But on buying it last Monday and hearing it a few times now, I have to say it is a fantastic record! It isn't a huge step away from their progress on 'Black Holes and Revelations'. Hearing the tracks on a decent hi-fi, as opposed to TV/radio, made the songs come alive. There is so much more depth in the songs and while it may not be everybody's cup of tea I think it is their most interesting release to date.

It must be difficult for a band who want to move on and progress their music because you'll always get the old guard who just want more of the same, and no matter what direction they choose they'll never please everyone - Damned if you do, damned if you don't. But change they must, otherwise people will get sick of the same old, same old (although that didn't happen with Oasis! LOL).

I'm happy that Muse have moved on as the new album is a masterpiece (IMO). If you've only played it once and disliked it, give it another is definitely a grower. Also, I notice some people seem to be complaining about the lyrics on this record! Why? They're no different than on any other Muse release! Is it because they are not being drowned out by the music they're easier to pick out?

Matt's vocal style is different on 'The Resistance', but Dom's drumming and Chris's thunderous bass work definitely retain the Muse sound. Admittingly, this is a more accessible album than their previous discs but if that gains Muse a bigger slice of the world market then more power to them. I for one am sick of talentless clothes pegs hogging the charts with insipid pap.

However this new album is received, I'm still looking forward to seeing them on tour in November because live, THEY ROCK!

pedro2000 | 4/5 |


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