The 2nd Law: Review

This year I've found with many albums it takes multiple listens, in order to fully appreciate the music featured. However with Muse's sixth album The 2nd Law this has not been the case. I became a fan of Muse in 2009. Musically and personally, this was a turning point (I never reverted to my old ways) as I began to listen to different genres of music; Muse were one of the first bands I listened to in my journey of musical exploration, and I have harboured a love for them ever since.
 
The 2nd Law opens with 'Supremacy' a fantastic track, slightly reminiscent of the trio's 'Feeling Good' cover from the Origin of Symmetry era. However it must be noted that OoS vibes are scattered throughout the album. That's not a bad thing though. The album delivers a sci-fi feel with an alternative core, familiar tracks 'Madness' and 'Survival' follow the newbies, as well as tender tunes 'Isolated System' and 'Save Me'. My stand out favourites are 'Panic Station' 'Supremacy' 'Follow Me' and 'Animals'.
 
So the rumours turned out to be true - Muse went dubstep (partially) but now the question has been raised, was this the inevitable step in Muse's career? Making an album like The 2nd Law was daring, it was different, but was it unexpected? Personally, I don't think so but regardless of the results - Muse pulled it off in style. I would give this album 9/10 as it is brilliant.

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  1. Great review! I've never been a massive fan of Muse personally but I did enjoy the album. I contributed to a review of The 2nd Law here in case you're interested ... http://issuu.com/tellintunes/docs/tt2
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    1. Thank you very much! I read your review and really enjoyed it, I understand for non-Muse fans this album might not appeal greatly to them - fans will adore it though x

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