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4 stars Best pop album since Abba.

Ok, maybe it's not really pop, more of a pop-rock-alternative-symphonic-prog hybrid. But the genre isn't what's important. The songs and are great and the entirety works. They have evolved much since last time, now they are better producers, songwriters and the style on The Resistance is more diverse than ever. There's standard Muse (the title track, Uprising), R'n'B (Undisclosed Desires), heavy rockers (Unnatural Selection, MK Ultra) and epic symphonic orchestral stuff (Exogenesis).

The latter is what really makes the record such a masterpiece. 13 minutes in lenght, divided into three pieces this is the most accoplished song they've ever made. Involved in the making of it was over 40 musicians, and the band itself is more in the background. Other highlights are Unnatural Selection, Resistance, I Belong to You etc. Queen is a big influence here, and so is probably Radiohead, U2 and ABBA and various others.

Muse is one of the most ambitious, creative and original mainstream bands right now, and they keep getting better all the time. I wonder how they will be able to surpass this. 4,5 stars

idiotPrayer | 4/5 |


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