Clark Collis
September 09, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Resistance

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it a B

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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