For days now I have been spending as much time as possible in my room.  No, I wasn’t sent there for sassing off to Tac (I wish), it is just where the best speakers are connected to the computer.  Muse was so kind and has been streaming their new album “The Resistance” from their site before it was released today.

“The Resistance” is brilliant and gorgeous and hard and symphonic and I am so happy to love Muse as much as I do right now.  The first day that I realized I could stream the entire album, I “finished my chores” and went straight to my room.  This was a wonderful day.  I had an art project to work on, and I sat up there and was totally carried away in the music.

Matthew Bellamy‘s voice is so driven and beautiful, he hits amazing notes and he amazes me.   The music, the instruments, piano, is always phenomenal coming from Muse.  The last 3 songs on this album are breathtaking symphonies.  This is not to say that the rest of the album isn’t spectacular also, because it is.

If I have to claim a favorite, it would most likely be “I Belong To You (+Mon Coeur S’ouvre A Ta Voix).”

I was reading the book “Catching Fire” last week, and as I was listening to this album with the book still fresh in my mind I realized that the songs “Resistance” and “United States of Eurasia” are perfect “soundtrack” songs.   The person most likely that I know to have read the book and heard the songs is Amber K, so Amber let me know what you think about that.

I’m a reeeaallly happy kid right now :)

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I’m essentially wonder-struck with Mew‘s newest album “No More Stories...”  Neither Tac or I have listened to much else since it arrived at our house.  Our five year old has been singing the words “sometimes life isn’t easy” because that is his favorite song from the album.

I have spent a lot of time talking about Mew lately, so we will leave them now with the final comment that this album rocks and moves exquisitely.

I also bought Imogen Heap‘s new album “Ellipse.”  I really enjoy her music, she makes me feel a little more dancy than usual.  This album is full of real emotions that I feel when I listen to it.  I love that her music comes straight from her and you can tell that she makes it how she wants, and that her musical integrity is very strong.  This album is just the right amount of her older style with something new too.  Watch a music video for “First Train Home” or listen to her myspace

And finally (since I have to hurry up and go because we have soccer) I wanted to mention what my son said to me while we were walking home from taking Zave to school: “Mom, can we listen to Silversun Pickups when we get home?”  I can’t tell you how much I love this child :)

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