The Resistance
The Resistance

Muse

The Resistance

September 14, 2009

Alternative Pop/Rock

Taking another step away from Radiohead with sights set on Queen, the sci-fi/conspiracy-obsessed trio issued an ideal pairing to 2006's Black Holes & Revelations with this follow-up. Packed with a bombastic blend of rock, electronic, and classical, The Resistance is all over the place and yet remains totally within the Muse wheelhouse. Ten years later, it still holds up, especially considering the albums that followed. Come for the singles, stay for the three-part symphony.

- Neil Z. Yeung

The Opening of the Cerebral Gate
The Opening of the Cerebral Gate

Transllusion

The Opening of the Cerebral Gate

November 13, 2001

Detroit Techno

A great album from one-half of Drexciya, this sits comfortably between the Detroit and Dusseldorf sections of anyone's record crate. Few of the tracks ever resemble Drexciya's harsh, foreboding mixture of hypnotic pulses spewed from blown circuits. It's built instead on throbbing and quick bass beats of electro with smooth techno rhythms, hinging real-life body experience with futuristic man-machine interaction.

- Ken Taylor