I don't know why, but I didn't have huge expectations for The Resistance by Muse. Well, I just got it, and I'm completely and utterly floored. It's much better than Black Holes and Revelations. Much, much better. It sounds more like a follow-up to Absolution than it does a follow-up to Black Holes. I love the huge presence synths have on this album (I'm a huge synth fanboy). At the same time, though, it's also very guitar-oriented.
The album presents a very varied mix of songs, although Muse tend to do that. I'm on "Unnatural Selection" right now, and it's probably my favorite of what I've listened to.
I'll probably do a review in a day or two, after I've listened to it more.