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THE RESISTANCE

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JTP88
1 stars God, this is awful, this is doing EVERYTHING WRONG, Muse died for me with "The Resistance".

"The Resistance" is a 80's inspired, cheesy alternative rock album, with terrible lyrics, recycling of own songs and obvious bad ideas already badly put into practice by other bands.

The album kicks in with "Uprising", or "Supermassive Black Hole pt.2", really the sound is very similar, only worse, though I think "Uprising" is my favorite song, since until the chorus the music is catchy as hell, and very acceptable. This where it starts to go downhill, "The Resistance" is an awful 80's hymn, the pre-chorus is absolutely terrible and annoying and the chorus well, I have no words, the 80's died! why don't keep it that way? Next we have "Undisclosed Desires", and this is rock bottom, it seems as Chris Cornell and Timbaland are featured in this song, but really, this is one of the worst things I have ever saw a rock band do (besides Cornell's "Scream" of course), the cheesy strings, the dramatic tone, the bad melodies, the electronic drums.... everything went wrong here.

Well, from here, the album starts to get "less awful", "United States Of Eurasia" brings Queen to the scene in such a obvious way that I find it hard to like it, and then the Arabic solo and the Chopin melody at the end, really, what is all that about? For "Guiding Light" they called U2 to sing this stadium rock anthem, this song isn't totally bad, but is so uninspired, so unoriginal, that I find it impossible to like. "Unnatural Selection", well this is where most part of old Muse fans will be happy, you know why? Because it's actually an almost plagiarism of their own work, it starts with an incredible similar melody to another Muse song, then it kicks a "Time Is Running Out" riff, passing through every good old rock song Muse have done, but this fails again, uninteresting and hard to enjoy for all the similarity to Muse's past work.

So finally we get the "cheesy" back, "MK Ultra" and its awful synths and very bad melodies and lyrics, well it's just another bad song! But what comes next really tears everything apart, what had Matt Bellamy in mind when he decided he wanted to sing in operatic style IN FRENCH? Really, the worst thing he could've had thought of, this sounds cheesy, annoying and just really, really bad.

So it ends with Exogenesis, the flashy symphony, which even contains the word "symphony" in the title, well this is full of classical music + rock music clichés, it's dead, little happens that can move me here, I just find it plain boring, and it's mellow, dead, whining and boring.

So here it goes, possibly the worst album I have ever heard in its entirety, since I really didn't listen to Cornell's "Scream".

JTP88 | 1/5 |

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