The Resistance

WMG Records
Release date
15 Sep 2009
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Uprising 4:08 826,304
2 Resistance 5:45 555,880
3 Undisclosed Desires 3:55 650,312
4 United States of Eurasia / Collateral Damage 5:47 42,370
4 United States of Eurasia 5:46 41,645
5 Guiding Light 4:12 383,052
6 Unnatural Selection 6:54 383,940
7 MK Ultra 4:06 386,762
8 I Belong To You / Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix 5:39 45,845
9 Exogenesis: Symphony, Part 1: Overture 4:18 7,558
10 Exogenesis: Symphony, Part 2: Cross-Pollination 3:55 6,839
11 Exogenesis: Symphony, Part 3: Redemption 4:29 7,484

About this album

The Resistance is the fifth studio album by English alternative rock band Muse, released in Europe on 14 September 2009, and in North America on 15 September 2009. Many consider this album to be the final installment in a ‘trilogy’ of apocalypse themed albums by Muse (Absolution, Black Holes and Revelations and now The Resistance). The main themes of the album are political corruption, alien invasion, New World Order conspiracies and more conventional love songs. The album is heavily influenced by George Orwell’s ‘1984’, as is made clear by the title of the song ‘United States Of Eurasia’ and the love story theme and the mention of ‘Thought Police’ in the lyrics of the track ‘Resistance’ . On 13 February 2011 the album was awarded a Grammy for ‘Best Rock Album’.

The album covers a large range of genres, as with most Muse albums, including electro-pop, pop-rock, prog-rock and operatic-rock. The main genre of the album is rock, however there are some electronic influences and strong classical influences. The song ‘I Belong To You’ also contains an adapted excerpt of a french opera.

On its release, it topped the album charts in 19 countries. It also debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 128,000 copies.[13] It also beat its predecessor, Black Holes and Revelations, in relative album sales in its debut week in the UK selling approximately 148,000 copies and Worldwide with 479,000 copies sold.

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  • J-e-r-p-p-A

    This is their best album and anyone who disagrees is just a mad hater. :)

    14 Jan 8:18pm Reply
  • Cirnodesuu

    A few decent songs but overall they really lost their way on here. [5]

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • lostboy-

    This has actually aged fairly well, in my opinion.

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • kiwivogel

    Last passable record. Allready going down hill :<

    14 Oct 2014 Reply
  • masodikgalamb

    "Uprising" is probably the worst Muse song, worse than anything on 2nd Law

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • masodikgalamb

    first bad Muse album. it has two good songs: MK Ultra and Undisclosed Desires. Then there is some attempt to make classical, and some filler shit

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Yuri_Jones


    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • lesouz4

    Melhor álbum. As letras, todos os arranjos musicais... sem palavras.

    6 Jul 2014 Reply
  • nataliagaliand

    the best album

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Slayerrrr_88

    A few decent songs but overall they really lost their way on here. [4]

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • feelyourbreath


    12 May 2014 Reply
  • Deadstar7

    what is good on this album, except - Unnatural Selection, MK Ultra, Exogenesis 3x??? :O Decoction

    8 May 2014 Reply
  • keaner_uchiha

    One of the best albums of the last decade, the compositions of the sublime songs, his best album by far

    14 Feb 2014 Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    De loin leur pire album, un des pires albums que j'ai écouté de toute ma vie. [2] à chier...terrible album, perfect music for Beliebers and Disney fans

    19 Jan 2014 Reply
  • LFP33


    10 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Godfazou

    De loin leur pire album, un des pires albums que j'ai écouté de toute ma vie.

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MegaDave89


    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • reembasheer

    My favorite album by them <3 It's just perfect

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • yeffi_the_band

    super album !

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Samu-tan

    I love The 2nd Law , OOS , Absolution , BHAR , Showbiz ... but The Resistance is the best album ever created ! I can't describe how awesome is this album ... [3]

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
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