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The 2nd Law

Released on 01 October 2012

Artist: Muse

3.0 out of 5 (7 customer reviews) | Write a review

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  1. Supremacy
  2. Madness
  3. Panic Station
  4. Prelude
  5. Survival
  6. Follow Me
  7. Animals
  8. Explorers
  9. Big Freeze
  10. Save Me
  11. Liquid State
  12. The 2nd Law: Unsustainable
  13. The 2nd Law: Isolated System

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 Average rating (7 reviews)

 Lacks Passion breaking The Law

| | See all Barry2Bazza's reviews (27)

Better than the hints suggested but still weak and tinny. Highlights Chris's contributions Save me and Liquid State, lows are the disjointed efforts and journeys into off the road styles. The Band seemed more alive on Jools Holland the other evening, but this seems flat. Yes Matt is a talented guy but string and brass sections scored y him and the number of people involved in the mixing delivers a case of too many cooks !!!!!!! Enjoyed Supremacy and Panic Station, but the rest is mushy and messy.

Perhaps the greatest talented power trio since Cream. But let them loose with all modern studio gimmicks and the messages are lost in show off confusion. There are hints of the old Muse that the earlier fans may recognise. The Album suffers from a lack of balance in songs and their production. The contributions by Chris are welcomed by me but seem to suffer from poor arrangement and engineering. This is the type of album that many band s put out every so often. All the odds and ends to make a record deadline. It follows on badly from the last offering which I felt was once again self indulgent. Muse have hit the AC/DC syndrome. That is to release albums with one or maybe two good tracks and the rest is sub standard filler. They know the fans will still buy into it. The Band then goes on the next tour, often named after the album and plays the two good numbers and then plays 80 pct of the set with the old stable numbers that drew the fans in in the first place. Matt's lyrical messages are getting boring. I would like to see the band regain its rocker roots and also try and write another "unintended" The guys are very talented but lets hear a band together not a project that sounds like session musicians on a fixed payment.

If Muse release another album I will wait to hear it first before I give them any more of my hard earned cash. BazzaBassman

 Best band in the world today.

| | See all gIbBo1314's reviews (4)

Every album they do is different and this one is no different, always underneath it's three very talented guys. Survival, madness, panic station and Liquid state are the stand out tracks.

 Changing isnt always good

| | See all Schaeffer's reviews (2)

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.

 Feels like a B-sides album

| | See all WillBox's reviews (2)

Very disjointed and doesn't flow very well. Almost too self-conscious and attention seeking. Here's the wannabe Bond song, here's the dubstep song, here's the obligatory Queen song, here's the Olympics song, here's Chris singing. It seems like they're trying so hard to be so cool and different, that they've lost the original point of why they were good. Showbiz is a better album - its more honest and listenable - after a few listens, 2nd Law falls flat on its face.

 What is all the fuss about? This is their best yet.

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I have heard SO many Muse fans say this album is ranging from "utter garbage" to "ok in places". I've also heard so many of the same fans say they know the band wants to reinvent itself with almost every new album and then complain when they do it! What do you guys want - the same thing all the time but slightly different so as not to upset the apple cart too much? Yes, it's a touch "Queenesque", maybe even a bit "U2ish" and definitely 80's sounding in places but what's bad about this? A passing tribute to two of the greatest bands ever and to a sound that no matter how cheesy, millions of people still love, because apart from the clothes and hairdos what's NOT to love about the 80's? I know, I was there.

What's all the fuss about? I have 5 of Muse's albums, so maybe not a complete hardcore fan, but as far as I'm concerned this is their best album so far.

"..weak and tinny..." is one quote I've seen. Bang the album into a decent sound system and crank up the volume. Madness and Follow Me are FAR from weak and tinny, as is the rest of the album! In fact so good is this album, I have finally managed to get my Mrs to admit that actually she quite likes it, which for a die hard 60's, 70's and 80's music afficianado is not a bad feat at all.

You know what? GIve it a go and see for yourself. Personally, I think you'll be happy with the purchase.

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