Muse’s The Resistance : Reviewed by Me

The Resistance

I have put the articles from other media about the review of The Resistance… Now, I will write down my own review. I’m not a musician and therefore this review is simply based on the ears of an ordinary people that happen to be Muse’s number one fans.

Previous reviews by pro> By a French Magazine and by MusicRadar

1. Uprising

This is MUSE!! This song is Muse song and no other. The smell of Muse is all round this song. I love the beat and I feel that it will be an amazing Live. There are a lot of claps. You can moved your body to the song’s beat without even trying to synchronize it.

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not enslave us
We will be victorious

2. Resistance

This song is beautiful…my favorite of all. It started with the sound of wind (or maybe something else) and then an intro by using the sound of a keyboard that reminded me of old petshopboys’ song….you know, so 80’s. The sound of the drum is very fun and liberating. Started with a slow tune to an upbeat tune. Very interesting and captured my heart instantly. I almost cried listening to this song for the 1st time and my heart beat as fast as Dom’s drum.

My favorite Phrase is in this part

Love is our resistance
They’ll keep us apart and they wont to stop breaking us down
Hold me
our lips must always be sealed

3. Undisclosured Desire

The way I see it, this song is the most easy listening kind of song. A beautiful that will be easily accepted. The weakest of this album but still enjoyable.

4. Guiding Light

Started with the sound of drum and then Matt started singing with his high voice. Is it just me or someone else feels the same, this song sounds like a national anthem. It takes 2 or 3 times for me to fall for it.

5. Unnatural Selection

I have fallen in love with this song since the 1st time I hear it in their LIVE at Teignmouth, a one hell of an awesome song!! The guitar riff is crazy, the bass is a wow and the drum is amazing. the ups and downs of the song is captivating.It kinda reminds me of Citizen Erased. I can easily imagine my self jumping up and down watching it Live.

There’s a part that I like the most, but unfortunately I can’t write the lyric down because I can’t find the lyric yet and Matt’s voice is hard to hear. (I’ll update it again next time)

6. MK Ultra

This song can easily described as Amazing guitar riff!! A powerful song that take me out of this world. I simply Love it!!

7. I Belong to You (Mon Coeur S’ouvre à Ta Voix)

It started with the sound of piano and hands clapping. The tune is very cheerful but it changes drastically in the middle of the song, the part where Matt started singing in French. It seemed like they are trying to touch your heart with this part. In the end, they went back to the first tune. It reminds me of an old song.

8. United State of Eurasia (+Collateral damage)

I have written about this amazing song when it first came out >Here

……As for the music, everyone can easily recognized how it is deeply influenced by The great QUEEN…I don’t know music note so forgive me if I make a wrong interpretation.

In my ear as a non musician, although it sounds like Queen but some parts remind me of Khasmir by Led Zeppelin. It has a thick essence of 70s and 80s kind of rock.

Muse closed the song with a solo piano that sounds like Chopin style. It sounds beautiful.Arabic sounds mixed with Church Choir and closed with Chopin, what an amazing combination!!!…

9. Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 (Overture)

I can’t say much about this song…it’s a truly captivating song.

10. Exogenesis: Symphony Part 2 (Cross-Pollination)

This one sounds more classic than part 1, maybe because of the way Matt played the piano. The part has a lyric, the kind of melody that has the same pace as Ruled by Secrecy. I really the piano part.

11. Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption)

This last part is sort of like a closure…so sad and so deep.

Overall, I can say that Muse is able to make another record that sounds different from their previous albums (as all Muse’s albums are different to each other). We can easily hear the influence of Queen and 80’s music in this album.

I can’t wait to hear their next album and be blown away by it….But for now, pray to God they will come to Jakarta again and give another unforgetable Live.

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