What went wrong?
In my opinion. The Second Law was an attempt to capitalize on a prevalent trend, American dubstep. While I doubt that tasteful execution was ever a possibility once they set out on that path, I wasn't expecting something that bad. It was truly something awful. I'm not typically one to bash shit either. But my God. It was some of the worst music I heard that year. For sure. Oh, and I'm not huge on their first two album. But they're both pretty good. One thing I've got to give to them. They generally put on a great show. Their live performances are just so fun. I have a friend. Saw them play Glastonbury a number of years back. He isn't even a fan. But he said that he had the time of his life. Good shit. Anyway. Yeah. That's what I think.
LIVE FOOTAGE OF BRAND NEW SONG "DRONES".
It sounds good, but you also can't understand the lyrics so who knows
Reapers sounds fucking good and the lyrics from what I hear are better than Psycho. Also this is the third mention of drones
Muse is making a coherent concept album in 2015 it seems. Odd. I'm skeptical but excited.
Matt said he wrote Citizen Erased Pt 2 on this album but doesn't know if it's going to be released on the album, might be a b-side
Also they're definitely capable of doing OoS/Absolution-era songs. MK Ultra and Animals were both pretty recent. Don't give up hope yet.
Just came here to make this exact thread. Idk how great artists get so fucking bad either. And it pisses me off when people do that whole "IT'S JUST THE ARTIST CHANGING" bullshit. Yeah they're changing, they're getting unoriginal, and mindless. Fuck, the new "Psycho" song pissed me off so much.
Dude, it's alright live and the new Reapers song is GOAT
Survival was great, Animals was great, Panic Station is fun live, MK Ultra is great, Unnatural Selection is a watered down New Born but still good.
I don't get how people reduce The Second Law to dubstep. It's literally one song that has dubstep in it, and even then it's instrumental, every sound is made with their instruments (and a shitton of effects). Not trying to say that the album wasn't mediocre at best, but I don't get the whole hurdur, muse only makes dubstep now thing
if you like the rock part: Black Holes And Revelations. If you like the orchestral/synth stuff: The Resistance. If you like the rock/prog stuff: Origin of symmetry. And, in any case, start with Absolution, has everything in it.
I wish I could go back to 2007, and just enjoy the fuck out of OoS and Hullabaloo again. It's like they've become less self-aware as they've gotten more successful.
Still the best live show I've ever been to tho.
Listen to Yes Please, Futurism, Micro Cuts, Darkshines, Fury, Easily, Crying Shame, Glorious and this
Also Survival and United States of Eurasia are good too. Watch the entire Muse @ Glastonbury 2004 performance too
>City of Delusion
Black Holes and Revelations had a lot of killer non-singles. The album is smooth beginning to end. It was also their last album that I could stomach listening to beginning to end.
Micro Cuts, Citizen Erased, cover of Feelin' Good, Coma, In Your World, Stockholm Syndrome, Plug In Baby, Muscle Museum, Twin
they became rock stars, started living like rock stars, realized the only way to make enough money to sustain that lifestyle is cave in to all of the record label's demands
AKA what happens to most rock bands who make it big
Was a huge fan growing up. Don't think I even listened to The 2nd Law properly as it was so laughably shit.
Was ready to write off this album as well after hearing Psycho...
...But I'm really fucking digging this Reapers tune. I really hope the rest of the album is similar.