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Grammy Awards: Muse's guitar riffs point toward Broadway

February 13, 2011 |  5:51 pm


Muse, a group up for best rock album, gave a glammed-up take on its "The Resistance," complete with its gratuitous guitar solos. The stage was stripped down, with what looked to be dancers dressed for a revolution jumping up and down as if they were grooving on fire. Nevertheless, the band did not make its case, as its arrangements are more flowery than aggressive, and its jumble of high-concept moves felt more like a Michael Bay film than anything approaching a statement. At the very least, it's a song that wouldn't feel out of place on Broadway. 

--Todd Martens


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