The 2nd Law Review In Gif Form

Originally crafted on my personal Tumblr, I thought, “Hey! The world may want to know my thoughts on Muse’s latest album” Couldn’t get the whole world to notice, so I settled for Buzzfeed.

1. Supermacy

I’ve been fist pumping to this song all day. That may be because it’s SICK, I’m from New Jersey, or both. Probably both.

2. Madness

This song has been stuck in my head for the past two weeks so yes, yes I like it. NOW PLEASE GET OUT OF MY HEAD.

3. Panic Station

Slap dat bass!

I don’t know if Panic Station is supposed to be a good place, I would like to go there if it has the same vibe as this song.

4. Prelude

Is my copy just weird or is Prelude randomly the fourth song? OH WAIT, Mr. Internet tells me that it’s a Prelude to Survival. THAT MAKES SENSE. Carry on.

5. Survival

^^^ In the best way possible.

6. Follow Me

Good and interesting fusion of rock and dubstep but then it gets a little too U2-y by the end.

7. Animals

Sick drums courtesy of Dominic Howard. Tribute to THE Animal maybe? With lyrics like “Kill yourself/ Come on and do us all a favor” I hope not.

8. Explorers

Sounds like a B-side of Origin of Symmetry or a sci-fi version of Unintended.

9. Big Freeze

It sounds like a Muse song that I will like in the future after I accidentally hear it like 5,000 times. But I don’t really like it now.

10. Save Me

Chris sounds beautiful. I like the song because even though it’s different—and definitely more stripped down than the rest of the songs on the album—it still sounds like Muse. This simple® song is just what the album needed.

11. Liquid State

Another kick-ass song from Chris. Why are these the first two instances of Chris singing prominently? This should happen more often. I would be in HEAVEN if Matt’s operatic performance fused with Chris’ rock sound in a duet. Where’s THAT song on the album? I would like it to be here.

12. The 2nd Law - Unsustainable

Violins? Timpani? Horns? Operatic Chorus? Dubstep? Matt Bellamy? Robots?

13. The 2nd Law - Isolated System

Whereas the Exogenesis: Symphony told the story of a dystopian future world, The 2nd Law is grounded in the dystopian aspects of the present. It’s weird, dark, and awesome.


Included in the iTunes’ Deluxe Version are two videos The Making of 2nd Law and Bonus Feature, which both showcase the behind-the-scenes of creating The 2nd Law. These features made me fall in love with the songs even more because you get to see the effort and passion put into making the album. Watch on YouTube if you don’t get this version ‘cause they’re pretty great.

Overall, super fun, epic, and powerful album albeit a bit over-produced. It’s GRAND and DRAMATIC but MORE is MORE, right?

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