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The 2nd Law
- Artist(s): MUSE
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So when Muse approached the making of their sixth studio album, they wouldn't stint on the choirs, strings and horn sections. And be reassured: guitar-shredding, piano-thumping, orchestra-arranging, book-chewing, big-thinking Matt Bellamy, as the band's chief songwriter, didn't lower his sights from The Big Picture nor ignore The Precious Details. And nor were the trio afraid of giving space to a brilliant new element to their sound - songs written and sung by bass player Chris Wolstenholme. But what the Devon-born band of schoolfriends did do different was this: they made things easy for themselves. For the first time since the dawn of their career in smalltown England 18 years ago, all three members were living in the same place during the making of an album. And this time, Muse had the experience born of self-producing The Resistance to apply their studio knowledge to creating the album they really wanted to make. It was about saving aggro, and conserving energy. And, appropriately, it was about The 2nd Law: an album titled after and thematically influenced by the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which concerns the inevitable wasting of energy within a closed system. It was about letting themselves go and enjoying themselves. Muse, after all, had earned it.
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3. Panic Station
4. Survival (Prelude)
6. Follow Me
9. Big Freeze
10. Save Me
11. Liquid State
12. The 2nd Law:Unsustainable
13. The 2nd Law:Isolated System
I enjoy this cd - it is in my opinion a lot different from their previous work, they are more heavily into rock, but for the car its a good cd to buy.
This album is worth a couple of listens to make up your own mind - the sound is similar, yet very different. You'll have to decide whether you like the experiment or not to call it progress - I happen to like it!
The Muse have raised the bar! From the first track to the last....it's simply awesome!!
Excellent service ... thanks Kalahari ;-)
Music is slow to get going but when it does, it blows you away. This is Muse, if you like it, you like it, if you don't, listen harder!
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