Muse - The Resistance

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On May 22nd, 2009, the band announced through their website that the title of their new album would be The Resistance.

The Resistance is the upcoming fifth studio album by English rock band Muse, currently said to be due for release in September 2009. The album will be produced by the band and mixed by Mark Stent.

Bee OK, Sunday, 24 May 2009 03:50 (eleven years ago) link

Albums 1 through 4: Mediocre, Very Good, Very Good, Bad

hence I am hesitantly excited about this news, they'd better have gone all weird on our asses again mind, BH&R was an apology of an album, opening/closing tracks aside.

Local Gouda (country matters), Sunday, 24 May 2009 03:55 (eleven years ago) link

Album 4 was definitely not bad, but rather their best yet. They have become better and better for every album and hopefully will sound even more like Queen now than last time around.

Geir Hongro, Sunday, 24 May 2009 07:41 (eleven years ago) link

I'm morbidly curious about this band. Still have not succumbed to buying an album.

Nate Carson, Sunday, 24 May 2009 09:36 (eleven years ago) link

albums one through four for me: great, great, patchy at best, really good.

horses, Sunday, 24 May 2009 13:37 (eleven years ago) link

Absolution was their best album (but also the only album that I listened to all the tracks back to back). So maybe I'm biased when I think the first two albums are patchy. The last one was too spacey in a boring way. So yeah, Absolution wins.

"Fillip" is a great song though.

goodbye horses, I'm crying over you (Mulvaney), Sunday, 24 May 2009 14:10 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

UK release date is going to be September 14th.

they have leaked 2:33 seconds of "United States Of Eurasia:"

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 July 2009 03:19 (eleven years ago) link

from Wiki, the reason only part of this song is out:

Starting on 15 July 2009 and as of 17 July 2009, four sections of the song "United States of Eurasia" out of six were unlocked in the viral game 'Ununited States of Eurasia' on Muse's official website. The four sections have been pasted together and, thus, presumably more than half of the song can be heard

Bee OK, Saturday, 18 July 2009 03:26 (eleven years ago) link

Muse are doing Queen:

Bee OK, Sunday, 26 July 2009 07:01 (eleven years ago) link

surprised that there isn't more reaction to that particular song...

Bee OK, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 06:39 (eleven years ago) link

United States Of Eurasia

heh wonder if they pondered about United States of Eurabia, now that would be a controversy :)

Ludo, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 09:38 (eleven years ago) link

grrr that's basically a wankified remake of Take A Bow and does nothing for me

o Muse

One idiot even called me "redcoat" because I'm (country matters), Tuesday, 28 July 2009 13:12 (eleven years ago) link

not to derail the other Muse thread that was bumped but the new single "Uprising" is out there and this artwork was just released a few hours ago:

Bee OK, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 01:42 (eleven years ago) link

I like the way that Muse have embraced an almost Wu-Tang-esque obsession with theories about the New World Order - political awareness coloured by all manner of loopy theories about UFOs, conspiracies and so on. As long as they don't start quoting from Behold a Pale Horse.

Dorian (Dorianlynskey), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 09:53 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...


Bee OK, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 06:27 (eleven years ago) link

can't wait!!

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 10:50 (eleven years ago) link

four tracks in and this is on some major depeche mode jack-age.

strongohulkingtonsghost, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 23:49 (eleven years ago) link

though on track four i was really waiting for it bust into "we are the champions" at the pre-chorus buildup.

strongohulkingtonsghost, Wednesday, 9 September 2009 23:51 (eleven years ago) link

how the hell are these people opening for U2

sleeve, Thursday, 10 September 2009 02:01 (eleven years ago) link

I'm only about four tracks in, but there's a lot of drum machines (or drums mixed to sound like 'em) and blatant Queen-isms on this so far. I think it's my least favorite of their albums to date. Maybe it'll pick up as it goes on, though; I've got high hopes for the three-part suite that closes things out.

neither good nor bad, just a kid like you (unperson), Thursday, 10 September 2009 02:12 (eleven years ago) link

I found it amusing that the single jacked not just Gary Glitter and the "Dr. Who" theme, but also the KLF jacking Gary Glitter and "Dr. Who" theme.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 September 2009 03:07 (eleven years ago) link

don't forget the stabs that sound like "call me."

strongohulkingtonsghost, Thursday, 10 September 2009 13:14 (eleven years ago) link

The single would be pretty good if it weren't for Matt Bellamy...

Tuncay Stryder (Matt DC), Thursday, 10 September 2009 13:36 (eleven years ago) link

Well, I'm listening to this Exegenesis Symphony nonsense and I'm kinda disappointed. Only 9 minutes in and it sounds a bit like an unloved Hydria Spacefolk b-side. Just a bit... well, *boring*.

However, I like it more than other Muse due to lack of screaching rat-faced boy.

Evren Kader (Masonic Boom), Friday, 11 September 2009 14:21 (eleven years ago) link

kinda want to hear this album, but it seems muse are regressing rather than progressing, which is sad

alien vs the smiths (country matters), Friday, 11 September 2009 15:10 (eleven years ago) link

this album is great, i have renewed faith in Muse. it's so bombastic and over the top but seems (on two listens) to work.

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 September 2009 04:38 (eleven years ago) link

I don't get the rat-faced boy hate - I mean, look at the Glastonbury 2004 show (most of it is on the Absolution Tour DVD) - how can that not turn anyone into an instant Muse and especially Bellamy fan?

StanM, Saturday, 12 September 2009 12:02 (eleven years ago) link

A key figure in the Resistance:

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 12 September 2009 12:22 (eleven years ago) link

how could anyone who hasn't watched the Channel 4 documentary a mate taped off the telly at 2 in the morning not INSTANTLY think that Hawkwind are a far superior band to some spotty whinging rat-faced little league level conspiracy nuts?

girls just wanna have mixtapes (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 12 September 2009 13:26 (eleven years ago) link

He should totally be the special guest on the tour! (the "we shall sing this only vance" tour, obv.) (xpost)

StanM, Saturday, 12 September 2009 13:42 (eleven years ago) link


Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:03 (eleven years ago) link


history mayne, Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:04 (eleven years ago) link

I have absolutely no interest in Muse at all!

I thought them "like the Stereophonics" around that time they did "Feeling Good"

Since then, it's like a bombastic Radiohead.

I'm out.

Mark G, Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:08 (eleven years ago) link

No, from what I saw on the Jools Holland show last night, it's more:

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:13 (eleven years ago) link

Anyone seen this alleged email from Matt Bellamy to Lily Allen (in response to this)?

Here 'tis:

My current opinion is that file sharing is now the norm. This cannot be changed without an attack on perceived civil liberties which will never go down well. The problem is that the ISPs making the extreme profits (due to millions of broadband subscriptions) are not being taxed by the copyright owners correctly and this is a legislation issue. Radio stations and TV stations etc have to pay the copyright owners (both recording and publishing) a fee for using material they do not own. ISPs should have to pay in the same way with a collection agency like PRS doing the monitoring and calculations based on encoded (but freely downloaded) data. Broadband makes the internet essentially the new broadcaster. This is the point which is being missed.

Also, usage should have a value. Someone who just checks email uses minimal bandwidth, but someone who downloads 1 gig per day uses way more, but at the moment they pay the same. It is clear which user is hitting the creative industries and it is clear which user is not, so for this reason, usage should also be priced accordingly. The end result will be a taxed, monitored ISP based on usage which will ensure both the freedom of the consumer and the rights of the artists - the loser will be the ISP who will probably have to increase subscription costs to compensate, but the user will have the freedom to choose between checking a few emails (which will cost far less than a current monthly subscription) and downloading tons of music and film (which will cost probably a bit more than current subscription, but not that much more).

We should set up a meeting with Lord Mandelson as he is on this issue at the moment, I'm sure he would meet us for breakfast!


Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:35 (eleven years ago) link

Another excellent album by them, although it may be their first album that isn't their best ever upon release.

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:47 (eleven years ago) link

^ OTM.

StanM, Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:58 (eleven years ago) link

eight months pass...

apparently the new single is somehow even worse than this album, which is impossible and I refuse to believe it

(this is the worst album of the 00's fwiw)

coalition to me (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 19:39 (ten years ago) link

lol @ this garbage

some dude, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 20:07 (ten years ago) link

some dude, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 20:07 (ten years ago) link

ok I'm goin' in

coalition to me (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 20:11 (ten years ago) link

o Muse

coalition to me (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 20:16 (ten years ago) link

their first few songs to get on the radio in the U.S. seemed okay to me and "Knights Of Cydonia" was kind of awesome but yeah this and the singles off the last album were just horrible

some dude, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 20:23 (ten years ago) link

Knights Of Cydonia was awesome sure but it should have heralded a change of direction - they could go no further that way. But they did. Urrrgh.

coalition to me (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 20:29 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

This album is kind of a guilty pleasure for me. I mean, yes, they rip off just about everything under the sun, but somehow they assemble all these stolen bits into a kind of supercharged, bombastic, lyrically-daft fun ride that doesn't leave you time to get bored.

o. nate, Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:15 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

I've been coming back to this album recently, thinking I underrated it the first time around. Somehow, despite one of the songs being titled "United States of Eurasia", it only just clicked that much of this seems to be based on or reference 1984, which gives more context to the title track especially but the doomed-lovers songs more generally.

Sharp! Distance! (Sund4r), Monday, 11 January 2021 04:22 (two weeks ago) link

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