The 2nd Law – Muse
Muse has been working their way to superstar status starting with their very first release. These guys just know what’s up and know how to put fantastic music into people lives. If you haven’t figured it out already, Muse has this sort of rock-pop-electronica feel to their music. It’s nothing too overboard though; it’s actually quite enjoyable. But let’s stop talking about these guys like amateurs instead of the seasoned veterans that they are.
The 2nd Law brings Muse to a whole new level in music. As with almost every new album put out by a certain band, there is a certain level of style carried over from the last. Matthew Bellamy’s vocals are unmistakable as usual. His vocals span a wide range of stylistic talent giving Muse an extremely distinctive sound.
For over a decade now he’s fronted the English super band, and has done a superb job thus far. It only gets better with The 2nd Law.
With the arrival of this already popular release, Muse has brought something different to fans’ ears. There’s not super drastic change of heart from Muse on The 2nd Law, but you can bet that it is a little different from what they’ve put out before.
Think Radiohead + Bowie + U2 + an iddy bitty spice of Peter Gabriel (especially on “Panic Station”) and that’s what makes up this booming release. Don’t forget Muse of course, they’re in it too (ha ha). But really, The 2nd Law is a cool combination of already awesome music we can all relate to.
I instantly thought James Bond when I first heard “Supremacy”. It’s got such a rich and gigantic sound to it that I had to associate a similar character to such a cool introductory song.
Muse injected not only some rich big bandish rock songs into this release, but also some heavier handed electronic and almost dubsteppish inspired tracks. Check out “Madness” and “Follow Me” and you’ll get what I’m thinking here.
“Big Freeze” reminds me of U2. It’s not U2, so no, Muse did not take from one of the biggest rock bands ever to have toured Earth. It just reminds me, and I’m talking the guitar riffs and calming down of Matthews Bellamy’s vocals for a U2 inspired hit. I really enjoy this one.
Ahh “Panic Station”. This one really had me wondering for a while. It felt like something out of the 80′s for sure. I finally narrowed down my association to stuff I’ve heard out of Peter Gabriel but it’s not so overwhelming that you hear him every time.
“Panic Station” is definitely one of my favorite tunes from The 2nd Law next to the glory of “Supremacy”. In fact, I kind of enjoyed the entire album; something that I don’t do all that often.
The amazing stretch of sounds in The 2nd Law just baffles me. It’s so mixed yet so refined and tied down with a big umbrella of what we know as Muse. Remarkable.
Rock on Muse.
The 2nd Law – Muse 5/5 Stars Essentials: Supremacy, Panic Station, Big Freeze