… is pretty OK, despite the fact that in some places (I’m looking at you “Guiding Light”) they’re going in a U2 direction of which I very much do not approve. But I love Matthew Bellamy’s voice. It’s so rich and vibrato-y. And the clarinet on “I Belong To You” is delicious and nutritious. So overall, “The Resistance” should be good for a few rounds on repeat. You can download the whole album free here.
You will notice that I don’t say “for free.” This is because “free” is not something one gives in exchange for the album. The word “free” indicates that no consideration is required to receive this excellent piece of musical artistry. Therefore, the addition of the word “for” is not merely unnecessary (as is asserted by those who allow it to slip by with this indulgent nod) it is rather utterly and completely incorrect (never mind that a prominent online grammarian dismissed me with “oh pooh, we have bigger errors to eradicate than that one” when I proposed it as my biggest linguistic pet peeve). In conclusion, the use of “for free” will always drive me up the wall. For reals.
Time for more coffee, I think.