Resistance Is Futile is the thirteenth album by Manic Street Preachers. The main themes of Resistance Is Futile are memory and loss – forgotten history – confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. Musically the album is obsessively melodic and in many ways references the naive energy of Generation Terrorists and the orchestral sweep of Everything Must Go. The first Manics album to be recorded at their new Door to the River studio (situated at the head of a valley just outside Newport) with long-term Manics collaborators (producer Dave Eringa and mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge), Resistance is Futilefinds the Manic Street Preachers completely reinvigorated, clearly revelling in the change of scenery. The songs play to wide-vistas and open roads, nodding to the band’s past (with echoes of Generation Terrorists chaotic ambition of and the unrelenting melodies that run right through This Is My Truth…) while drawing a route map for the future.