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was going to add to Muse - The Resistance but decided to start all over.

new album The 2nd Law was released just today. hard to believe that they are such a huge rock band these days.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 03:24 (five years ago) Permalink

i like this new single, have heard it on the radio quite a few times already. better than most stuff modern rock stations play these days.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 03:25 (five years ago) Permalink

The name "The 2nd Law" references the Second law of thermodynamics, which is quoted in the track "Unsustainable" as follows:

All natural and technological processes proceed in such a way that the availability of the remaining energy decreases. In all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves an isolated system, the entropy of that system increases. Energy continuously flows from being concentrated, to becoming dispersed, spread out, wasted and useless. New energy cannot be created and high grade energy is being destroyed.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 03:48 (five years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

"madness" has been on the radio for months at this point and somehow i'm not tired of it. it's probably the only muse song i legit like (other than maybe "supermassive black hole") and actually i have to say it is kind of great.

teddy dominatrix (dyl), Sunday, 14 April 2013 03:56 (five years ago) Permalink

i can't believe how big "Madness" is. Muse might be the biggest band in America from England at the moment.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 01:19 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah that song refuses to die. the follow-up single on US radio "Panic Station" is pretty great, as piles of '80s homages go.

some dude, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 01:31 (five years ago) Permalink

I may be completely wrong on this, but it didn't feel like their most recent album (The 2nd Law) was being pushed anywhere near as hard here as The Resistance was... it seemed that they were on every single fuckin' TV show either performing or being used as background music around that time, but the campaign around The 2nd Law felt a hell of a lot quieter.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 17:19 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I tried to give you up, but I'm addicted.

Bee OK, Friday, 8 August 2014 05:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Madness reminds me of I Want To Break Free, oddly.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Friday, 8 August 2014 14:58 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah, me too

StanM, Friday, 8 August 2014 16:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Origin of Symmetry is a lot weirder than a mainstream rock record has any right to be, and I still like it (it was my fav album when I was 14, leave me alone). The 1st half is full of jams. After that though I really wish they had faded into obscurity and gone into management or what the fuck ever.

a proclamation of tortoise intent (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 8 August 2014 17:19 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

i turned on KROQ today and they said, here is the new Muse:

*for Sandy

Bee OK, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 05:05 (three years ago) Permalink

This sounds like a shit a-ha tribute band.

Hugh G. Wreckjoke (snoball), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 18:51 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

So I'm listening to the new record, Drones, right now. Now, I know that Muse being ludicrous and over-the-top is hardly news, but I'm over halfway through and I haven't stopped laughing my tits off yet.

You’re being too simplistic and you’re insulting my poor heart (Turrican), Tuesday, 9 June 2015 00:13 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Quietus review pretty hilarious -

Benjamin-, Tuesday, 23 June 2015 23:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Ah, it's Mr. Agreeable.

It doesn't seem like five minutes since Muse were playing Wembley circa Black Holes and Revelations, but that was actually 8 years ago... fucking hell! The new record does have moments of hilarity, but I'm quite sure the band didn't plan it that way.

You’re being too simplistic and you’re insulting my poor heart (Turrican), Friday, 26 June 2015 01:26 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

They played Bluesfest here last night and I decided to try to catch it from the fence; got a good view of a video screen and decent sound. I really thought they were great! Lots of old stuff, hit all the right bombastic stadium rock buttons.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Sunday, 16 July 2017 13:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I was just thinking of this lot the other day when thinking about stuff from the '00s...

...when this band first appeared, I had 'em pegged as yet another band that sprang up in the wake of the success of "old school" Radiohead, particularly when I heard 'Unintended' ... I certainly wouldn't have banked on 'em becoming the huge stadium act they were briefly about 10 years ago.

I still like Absolution and Black Holes and Revelations ... the last three albums have really failed to set the world on fire though, eh?

Having said that, I really haven't spent much time with The 2nd Law.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Sunday, 16 July 2017 16:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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