What`s going on? I just don`t get it. Is everyone listening to the same album as me? I have been a MASSIVE Muse fan since their magnificent debut album SHOWBIZ but I have to admit, the new album THE RESISTANCE is the most overblown, egotistical, pretentious, self indulgent and BORING piece of TWADDLE I have ever heard. What on earth was Matt Bellamy thinking when he wrote this dirge? In fact, I would go so far as to say that the EXOGENESIS SYMPHONY is the biggest waste of 12 minutes I have yet encountered. Part 1 is mind numbing, part 2 draws HEAVILY from Gershwins Symphony In Blue and part 3 is nothing more than a reworking of Ave Maria. If I wanted to listen to classical music I would play Sibelius or Chopin and, I am sorry to say, as talented as Matt is, he is no Chopin. What has happened to the foot stomping, fist punching anthems of late (Plug in Baby, Bliss, Sunburn, New Born etc.....)and why has it been replaced with this self-satisfying soulless DROSS? Sorry guys, as much as it pains me to say it, this album is TURGID. Anyone out there who is considering buying this album on the strength of earlier ones BEWARE. You WILL be disappointed.