Sunday, February 27, 2011

Collectibles #33: MUSE - The Resistance Deluxe Box Set (2009)

MUSE won a Grammy Award this year for Best Rock Album for their 2009 release The Resistance, beating out veterans Neil Young, Jeff Beck, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Pearl Jam. They were also nominated for Best Rock song and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, both for the song Resistance.

While their previous album Black Holes And Revelations might be slightly superior, it is still a well-deserved award as The Resistance is their fifth studio album, having emerged on the music scene in 1999 with their debut album Showbiz. It took them 11 years to break into the American market and be recognised, but their time has finally come.

The Resistance is the band's biggest selling album, but at the same time, they've also scaled new heights in terms of touring. They kicked off The Resistance Tour at Finland on 22 October 2009, and they've so far played 129 dates, covering Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, including Singapore. This year, they will be supporting the U2360° Tour in South America in April. They've also played bigger venues this time, taking on stadiums for many of the shows.

MUSE have also won Best Live Act/Band at various award ceremonies (BRIT Awards, 2005 & 2007; Kerrang! Awards, 2002 & 2006; NME Awards, 2005, 2008 & 2009; Q Awards, 2004, 2006 & 2007), establishing themselves as one of the premier rock bands in the world today.

This Deluxe Box Set of The Resistance album comes in a nice hardcover box comprising the CD+DVD album, 180g double heavyweight vinyl, a limited edition 12" art print and a 2GB USB memory stick preloaded with the album in WAV, Apple Lossless and 320kbps mp3.

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