For the first three of Muse's records they were a rock band. They entertained a growing fan base with complex riffs and truly brilliant lyrical content of conspiracy and corruption. Then they made Black Holes and Revelations and things started to change. By introducing sound boards to the guitars and the early motions of electric drum beats, Muse started along the path of doing what Korn have done, so desperately, to remain "relevant" and defer from what they were good
at. Muse shouldn't pander to critics who complain that one bands music is too similar to previous works as that is surely what gives that band their charm. Muse also shouldn't dabble in dub step as at this time it is a parasite to the music industry and most peoples ears.
The 2nd Law is a fantastic example of a band trying to be something that they are not, a DJ set list. Their record label should never have allowed this to see the light of day and I feel like I have wasted my money by further encouraging them to continue down this path of only making 3 good songs and then babbling and over doing the remaining ten songs.