Wednesday, March 10, 2010

On the Dial: Muse - The Resistance

By Mr. Design Girl

The British rock trio Muse is at it again with their third album, The Resistance.  While a large portion of bands tend to fail after their sophmore slump, Muse just gets better and more ambitious with every track they record.

Matthew Bellamy, lead singer and guitarist, is a huge fan of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and it shows throughout this album with his falsetto crooning and the deep, artsy imagery his lyrics evoke.  I can't get over the bass and drums throughout the album. ”Hysteria” and “Knights of Cydonia”, tracks from their past albums had beautiful, technical bass lines and drum arrangements, but this album has Muse at the top of their “low-end” game. Listen to the bass lines on any song at any point on the album and see what I mean.

The same could be said for the guitar work and singing. Bellamy is a seasoned song-writer whose epic and crunchy guitar work compliments the melodic bass and aggressive drumming.

My favorite song on the album is the title track “Resistance”. It's untouchable on the bass guitar, has unbelievable drums, and the vocals and lyrics are superb yet again. If you're not into Muse, listen to "Resistance" and and your mind will be changed in no time.  Better yet, try “Exogenesis: Symphony”, a three track symphony done by a rock band. ‘Nuff said!

Other Bands That Rock Like Muse:
  The Who
  The Killers
  Led Zepplin


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