Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times
Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy gave a glammed-up take on its "The Resistance," complete with 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, because 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 least, it's a song that wouldn't feel out of place on Broadway.
-- Todd Martens