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Category: Music

From my late teens through my twenties music was such a big part of my life. Not as a musician but as a listener and CD spinner on various shows on community radio. Sadly I don’t get the chance to listen as much these days.

Hurt by Johnny Cash

Yes this song is not new, and yes it is a cover, but at the moment Hurt by Johnny Cash is buried deep in my head. I heard it a few years ago, but only recently saw the video. It’s rare that a video can further elevate a song, but this is one that does. Vulnerable but so powerful.

Even more poignant with the knowledge his wife passed away only a couple of months later, and he followed just 4 months after that.

The Resistance by Muse

The Resistance by Muse album coverRight now i am listening to the new album ‘The Resistance’ by Muse. I willingly admit to be a big fan of Muse, and can clearly remember the first times I heard Showbiz and Absolution. Not to say their other albums are not great, but these two both blew me away. So how does The Resistance compare?

This is a grandiose, ambitious and over to the top album, but not in a bad way. In the Muse way, very theatrical and uplifting. I couldn’t imagine anyone listening not to have a strong opinion, and mine is very positive. Maybe not as initially mind blowing as Showbiz, but I would recommend everyone give it a listen. I know I will listen many times in the weeks and months to come. Some thoughts while listening: a quiet piano recital, Doctor Who, Queen and ‘I want the truth’.

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