Muse - The Resistance

Double Album 2LP Vinyl Record Reissue

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The Resistance is the fifth studio album by English progressive / art rock band Muse, released in September 2009 by Helium-3 and Warner Bros. Records.

Upon its release, The Resistance topped the album charts in 19 countries. It also debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. The album yielded three charting singles, Uprising, Undisclosed Desires, and Resistance plus a US limited edition EP Exogenesis: Symphony. The album also yielded the band their first Grammy Award in 2011 for Best Rock Album.

Critics were mostly complimentary about the album, with much of the praise directed towards its ambition and classical music influences.

The Resistance received generally positive reviews from critics upon its release. Much of the album's praise has been directed towards the three-part Exogenesis, which used over 40 musicians in the recording process.

With its titanic guitar solos, symphonic suites, and multi-layered melodies, The Resistance is the very definition of a super-sized album, an album that takes its cues from Queen, its lyrics from science fiction novels, and its delivery from rock opera.

The Resistance is certainly extravagant - there are snatches of classical piano entwined throughout, not to mention bilingual lyrics, concert hall percussion, coronet solos - but it's also quite beautiful, capable of moving between prog rock choruses and excerpts from Chopin's "Nocturne in E Flat Major" within the same song.

Frontman Matthew Bellamy seemingly aspires to be both Brian May and Freddie Mercury. He plays guitar, pounds the piano, and composes the album's orchestral parts, but his strongest asset is his voice, a sky-scraping tenor dripping with so much emotion that it's almost lewd. He croons, whispers, annunciates, and belts with confidence, a combination that makes him one of England's most dazzling singers in recent memory. And since a virtual mountain of voices is better than a single voice (remember: bigger is better), Bellamy also multi-tracks himself, creating towering stacks of harmonies during songs like Resistance, Undisclosed Desires, and the colossal United States Of Eurasia (+Collateral Damage).

The Resistance is a fantastic record, culminating in a three-song suite (Exogenesis) that finds the group jumping from classical movements to guitar fretwork to sweeping, swaggering, operatic rock, and indicate that Muse has finally grown comfortable with its own aspirations.

Check out these tracks as a taster: Uprising; Undisclosed Desires; Resistance; United States Of Eurasia; and Exogenesis: Symphonies.

This double LP reissue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves is pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Uprising

5:03

A2

Resistance

5:46

A3

Undisclosed Desires

3:56

B1

United States Of Eurasia (+ Collateral Damage)

5:47

B2

Guiding Light

4:13

C1

Unnatural Selection

6:54

C2

MK Ultra

4:06

C3

I Belong To You (+Mon Cœur S'ouvre a ta Voix)  

5:38

D1

Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 (Overture)

4:18

D2

Exogenesis: Symphony Part 2 (Cross-Pollination)

3:56

D3

Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption)

4:37

SKU 0825646865475
Record Label Helium-3 Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 0825646865475
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 09 July 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 14 September 2009
Barcode # 0825646865475
Shipping Weight 0.5650kg
Shipping Width 0.009m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000887m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Inner Sleeves
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Rock
Genre Alternative Rock
Format VINYL LP

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