When hotshot British alt-rock trio Muse first broke out in 2002 with Origin Of Symmetry, they were called a Radiohead imitator; songs like lead single "Hyper Music" and the deliciously surreal "Bliss" were actually perhaps a bit more like getting body-slammed by Thom Yorke (if he weren't too spindly to do such a thing) but the comparison was both reasonable and favorable.

A few years later, they're drawing comparisons to U2, for whom they even opened in Charlottesville a year back. As their latest album The Resistance is a bloated mess, this, too, seems sensible.