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3.36 | 433 ratings

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4 stars It is easy to be harsh with regard to groups that have achieved massive success in the (mostly terrible) music industry nowadays, when so many fantastic prog bands seem to just survive on the fringes of popularity. However, I kind of like Muse. I have 'Black Holes and Revelations' which has two or three absolutely killer tracks and I also own 'The Resistance' which was bought for me as a Christmas present (due to the fact that my family could find nothing by Frost* or IQ in any of the high street music retailers!) But still, I like this album. There is a lot of derivative stuff on here. Muse are clearly messing about with different sounds and influences and for the most part, many of their influences I used to enjoy back in the day. The similarities to many songs of old that you can't quite place are very evident. I'm assuming they had a nice chat with Brian May before including '...Eurasia' on the album! But, honestly, I'm not complaining. I actually think this album is more consistent in its quality than 'Black holes...' was, but with a lot more stylistic variation. I would say that it is a good album, but I am not sure if I would have bought it myself if it hadn't been bought for me. Would I have missed out? Possibly yes. I'll be keeping an eye out for their next release. A solid three and a bit stars!
Richens | 4/5 |


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