I used to hate this album when it came out and saw it like something you might call the fall of Muse. But after listening to it again, giving it another chance last year, I found out how wrong I was. It's a brilliant record1
This has actually aged fairly well, in my opinion  seems to have took me 6 years to figure this album out. I grinned when I Belong To You started playing in my earphones...I distinctly hating this to bits when TR came out. Why the sellout question, some might ask? Because this album won Muse their first Grammy in 2010, and their mainstream power started growing after this. Absolution obvs won them the beginnings of a mainstream audience, but TR made even more people curious about Muse. Props to them for having a album with French opera excerpts, not one but THREE symphonies and an Arabic sounding orchestra cum Queen mashup on their Grammy album.. Probably only Muse could carry this off. If it were any normal band they would have been written off as a loony one.
Always was my least favourite Muse album (didn't hated it but the others were IMO better) but few days ago I realized that The Resistance is awesome. Symphony, electronics, pure guitar riffs and even french opera - very eclectic but at the same time consistent album.  thats exactly why i love TR