The Resistance The Resistance , the fifth album from the as-heard-on-the- Twilight -soundtrack alt-prog trio, is one highfalutin collection. Chopin's Nocturne in E Flat Major features on… The Resistance The Resistance , the fifth album from the as-heard-on-the- Twilight -soundtrack alt-prog trio, is one highfalutin collection. Chopin's Nocturne in E Flat Major features on… 2009-09-14 Muse Rock
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The Resistance (2009)

Kid Cudi | HOOLIGAN NOISES Muse
HOOLIGAN NOISES Muse
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 14, 2009; Lead Performance: Muse; Genre: Rock

The Resistance, the fifth album from the as-heard-on-the-Twilight-soundtrack alt-prog trio, is one highfalutin collection. Chopin's Nocturne in E Flat Major features on the Queen-evoking ''United States of Eurasia (+Collateral Damage),'' while the CD concludes with a three-part ''symphony'' — complete with overture! — called ''Exogenesis.'' Frontman Matt Bellamy mostly gets away with these high jinks thanks to his skilled way with a Radiohead-ish hook. The album's best track, ''Uprising,'' is a simple slice of glam rock, however, assisted not by classical composers but by what the liner notes describe as ''hooligan noises.'' B

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Originally posted Sep 08, 2009 Published in issue #1065-1066 Sep 18, 2009 Order article reprints