Muse The 2nd Law

The 2nd Law

Muse

Released on September 24, 2012 by Warner Bros.

Main artist: Muse

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Alternative & Indie

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Album : 1 disk - 13 tracks Total length : 00:53:20

  1. 1 Supremacy

    Suzie Katayama, Cello - Nick Lane, Additional Trombone - Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesiser - Steve Richards, Cello - CHRIS LORD-ALGE, Mixer - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Tamara Hatwan, Violin - Chris Wolstenholme, Vocals, Bass, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - Andrew Duckles, Viola - Mario DeLeon, Violin - Sara Parkins, Violin - Wayne Bergeron, Solo Trumpet - Alan Kaplan, Trombone - Alma Fernandez, Viola - Alyssa Park, Lead Violin - Kevin Connolly, Violin - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production - Gerardo Hilera, Violin - Ruth Bruegger, Violin - Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Cello - Songa Lee, Violin - Michele Richards, Violin - George Kim Scholes, Cello - David Walther, Viola - Matthew Funes, Viola - Dave Stone, Bass - Dan Fornero, Additional Trumpet - Chris Gray, Additional Trumpet - Charles Morillas, Additional Trombone - Josefin Vergara, Violin - Sara Thornblade, Violin - Serena McKinny, Violin - Craig Gosnell, Additional Trombone - Oscar Hildago, Bass - Pete De Siena, Additional Trumpet Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  2. 2 Madness

    Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesiser - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Chris Wolstenholme, Vocals, Bass, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  3. 3 Panic Station

    Matthew Bellamy, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesiser - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Rich Costey, Mixer - Chris Wolstenholme, Vocals, Bass, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production - Donald Markese, Baritone Saxophone - Tom Saviano, Tenor Saxophone - Steven Madaio, Trumpet - Charles Findlay, Trumpet Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  4. 4 Prelude

    Matthew Bellamy, Lead Vocals, Writer - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Dominic Howard, Drums - Tommaso Colliva, Mixer, Engineer, Additional Production - Rodrigo D'Erasmo, Violin - Christopher Wolstenholme, Bass - Daniela Savoldi, Cello Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  5. 5 Survival

    Bobbi Page, Choir - Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesiser - CHRIS LORD-ALGE, Mixer - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Chris Wolstenholme, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - Clydene Jackson, Choir - Oren Waters, Choir - Beth Anderson, Choir - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production - Christian Ebner, Choir - John Kimberling, Choir - Karen Harper, Choir - Karen Whipple Schnurr, Choir - Scottie Haskell, Choir - Guy Maeda, Choir - Michael Geiger, Choir - Gabriel Mann, Choir - Gerald White, Choir - Walter Harrah, Choir - Antonio Sol, Choir - Susie Stevens Logan, Choir - Christopher Wolstenholme, Vocals, Bass - Raven Kane, Choir - Teri Koide, Choir - Reid Bruton, Choir - Gregory Whipple, Choir - Aaron Page, Choir - Baraka Williams, Choir - Chyla Anderson, Choir - Francesca Proponis, Choir - Joannna Bushnell, Choir - Kathryn Reid, Choir - Kimberley Lingo Hinze, Choir Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  6. 6 Follow Me

    Suzie Katayama, Cello - Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Keyboards, Additional Mixer, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesiser - Steve Richards, Cello - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Tamara Hatwan, Violin - Chris Wolstenholme, Vocals, Bass, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - Mario DeLeon, Violin - Sara Parkins, Violin - Alma Fernandez, Viola - Alyssa Park, Lead Violin - Kevin Connolly, Violin - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Mixer, Additional Production - Gerardo Hilera, Violin - Ruth Bruegger, Violin - Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Cello - Songa Lee, Violin - Michele Richards, Violin - George Kim Scholes, Cello - David Walther, Viola - Matthew Funes, Viola - Nero, Mixer, Additional Producer - Dave Stone, Bass - Josefin Vergara, Violin - Sara Thornblade, Violin - Serena McKinny, Violin Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  7. 7 Animals

    Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesiser - CHRIS LORD-ALGE, Mixer - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Chris Wolstenholme, Vocals, Bass, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  8. 8 Explorers

    Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesiser - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Chris Wolstenholme, Vocals, Bass, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production - Daniela Savoldi, Additional Cello Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  9. 9 Big Freeze

    Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesiser - CHRIS LORD-ALGE, Mixer - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Chris Wolstenholme, Vocals, Bass, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - PAUL REEVE, Additional Producer - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  10. 10 Save Me

    Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesiser - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Chris Wolstenholme, Lead Vocals, Writer, Bass, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  11. 11 Liquid State

    Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesiser - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Rich Costey, Mixer - Chris Wolstenholme, Lead Vocals, Writer, Bass, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - PAUL REEVE, Additional Producer - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  12. 12 The 2nd Law: Unsustainable

    Bobbi Page, Choir - Suzie Katayama, Cello - Nick Lane, Trombone - Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesiser - Steve Richards, Cello - CHRIS LORD-ALGE, Mixer - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Tamara Hatwan, Violin - Chris Wolstenholme, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - Andrew Duckles, Viola - Mario DeLeon, Violin - Sara Parkins, Violin - Clydene Jackson, Choir - Oren Waters, Choir - Joseph Meyer, French Horn - Beth Anderson, Choir - Alan Kaplan, Trombone - Alma Fernandez, Viola - Kevin Connolly, Violin - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production - Gerardo Hilera, Violin - Ruth Bruegger, Violin - Nathan Campbell, French Horn - Christian Ebner, Choir - John Kimberling, Choir - Karen Harper, Choir - Karen Whipple Schnurr, Choir - Scottie Haskell, Choir - Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Cello - Songa Lee, Violin - Michele Richards, Violin - George Kim Scholes, Cello - David Walther, Viola - Guy Maeda, Choir - Michael Geiger, Choir - Matthew Funes, Viola - Gabriel Mann, Choir - Gerald White, Choir - Dave Stone, Bass - Walter Harrah, Choir - Antonio Sol, Choir - Susie Stevens Logan, Choir - Christopher Wolstenholme, Vocals, Bass - Charles Morillas, Trombone - Josefin Vergara, Violin - Sara Thornblade, Violin - Serena McKinny, Violin - Craig Gosnell, Trombone - Raven Kane, Choir - Teri Koide, Choir - Reid Bruton, Choir - Gregory Whipple, Choir - Oscar Hildago, Bass - Aaron Page, Choir - Baraka Williams, Choir - Chyla Anderson, Choir - Francesca Proponis, Choir - Joannna Bushnell, Choir - Kathryn Reid, Choir - Kimberley Lingo Hinze, Choir Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

  13. 13 The 2nd Law: Isolated System

    Bobbi Page, Choir - Suzie Katayama, Cello - Matthew Bellamy, Guitar, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesiser - Steve Richards, Cello - CHRIS LORD-ALGE, Mixer - Muse, Produced by, MainArtist - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, Additional Production - Tamara Hatwan, Violin - Chris Wolstenholme, Synthesiser - Dominic Howard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesiser - Andrew Duckles, Viola - Mario DeLeon, Violin - Sara Parkins, Violin - Clydene Jackson, Choir - Oren Waters, Choir - Beth Anderson, Choir - Alma Fernandez, Viola - Alyssa Park, Violin - Kevin Connolly, Violin - Tommaso Colliva, Engineer, Additional Production - Gerardo Hilera, Violin - Ruth Bruegger, Violin - Christian Ebner, Choir - John Kimberling, Choir - Karen Harper, Choir - Karen Whipple Schnurr, Choir - Scottie Haskell, Choir - Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Cello - Songa Lee, Violin - Michele Richards, Violin - George Kim Scholes, Cello - David Walther, Viola - Guy Maeda, Choir - Michael Geiger, Choir - Matthew Funes, Viola - Gabriel Mann, Choir - Gerald White, Choir - Dave Stone, Bass - Walter Harrah, Choir - Antonio Sol, Choir - Susie Stevens Logan, Choir - Christopher Wolstenholme, Vocals, Bass - Josefin Vergara, Violin - Sara Thornblade, Violin - Serena McKinny, Violin - Raven Kane, Choir - Teri Koide, Choir - Reid Bruton, Choir - Gregory Whipple, Choir - Oscar Hildago, Bass - Aaron Page, Choir - Baraka Williams, Choir - Chyla Anderson, Choir - Francesca Proponis, Choir - Joannna Bushnell, Choir - Kathryn Reid, Choir - Kimberley Lingo Hinze, Choir Copyright : 2012 Warner Music UK Limited 2012 Warner Music UK Limited

About

Throughout their career, it's always been clear that Muse aren't satisfied to just do the same thing over and over again, as they have evolved from their early days when they were (perhaps unfairly) pigeonholed as a Radiohead imitator into purveyors of some of the most epic symphonic rock since Queen graced the stage. On their sixth album, The 2nd Law, they continue to shake things up, diving deeper into the electronic rabbit hole as they experiment with a sound that's less reliant on Matthew Bellamy's guitar heroics, resulting in an album that's a bit of a mixed bag. Incorporating some of the slickest production the band has ever had with a more synth-heavy sound, the album certainly succeeds in feeling different from Muse's previous work. While this certainly keeps with their tradition of always pushing their sound in new directions, their excursions into dubstep and dance music on tracks like "Madness" and "Follow Me" feel more like remixes than original songs. Songs like these definitely have the spine of Muse tracks, but the production that's built up around them feels almost alien. This feeling really comes through on "Panic Station," which feels like a cousin to "Supermassive Black Hole," but where the latter was built on a solid foundation of heavy guitars, the former is over-produced into what feels like the band's version of Genesis' "That's All." Though there are plenty of moments like these, there are also lots of places where they get things right, with album opener "Supremacy" and Olympic anthem "Survival" leading the pack with their symphonic arrangements providing the album with the kind of sweeping grandeur that people have come to expect. The most surprising experiment, however, comes by way of "Save Me" and "Liquid State," which find bassist Chris Wolstenholme stepping into the spotlight as a singer and a songwriter for the first time. The two songs work well together, with the first feeling like a kind of drifting introduction to the other's bass-heavy drive, providing the album with a pair of songs that feel like a throwback to the Origin of Symmetry and Absolution days, while feeling different enough that they're not an obvious step backward. With so many different experiments going on, The 2nd Law can sometimes feel a bit disjointed. Fortunately, the sense of drama Muse have cultivated over the years provides just enough glue to tie the album together so that fans won't have too much problem navigating its choppy waters, and though not all of the band's experiments necessarily pay off, the album feels like a worthy proving ground for the ideas that will take the band boldly into the future. ~ Gregory Heaney

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