Resistance is an album. It is not meant to be cut up and listened to in different order. It flows from cover to cover. People will bash this album saying it sucks because it isn't littered with singles like Black Holes (which in my mind, was a shitty album). Resistance is much more on the same line as Absolution in that matter.
I'm sick of people hating on albums because they don't have song after song of singles.
On many occasions, my least favorite songs on an album are the singles. With this album, though, the songs that don't fit the single mold are transparently pompous faux-artsy garbage. To me, this album does work when you "cut it up" and pick and choose what you listen to. Forcing myself to listen to this in its entirety multiple times was an arduous task.