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Muse ~ The 2nd Law: Unsustainable

Music analysis by Miss Ramdini.

If you haven’t heard of MUSE, you best be stepping up yo game! They’re one of the biggest bands in history, selling over 15 million albums worldwide (half the population of Canada if you think about that), and have put on one of the best live concerts I’ve ever seen. This might all sound very fangirl of me but honestly, I’m not exaggerating their greatness. The Resistance was one of their best albums coming out in 2009 and now they’re back with a vengeance with their 6th album titled The 2nd Law. I’ve heard a few songs from the new album, including” Survival,” the official song of the London 2012 Olympics, but something about “The 2nd Law: Unsustainable” really gets to me, which is why I’m reviewing that song. Although, I could review all the other songs out so far but let’s not be too hasty…and I’m lazy 🙂

The 2nd Law: Unsustainable” pushes the boundaries of MUSE by creating something new instead of recycling what everyone comes to expect from them. The beginning reminds me of a sci-fi or epic-fantasy main theme, WHICH I LOVE! It’s reminiscent to “Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 (Overture)” in that you only hear instrumentals with a dark classical twist. Soon, a chopped up woman’s voice is overheard speaking about the unsustainable energy of the earth and is then cut off by dub step infused robot. I honestly was not expecting this but was interested in hearing more of what MUSE had created. MUSE has always been experimental in their songs and this was just a taste of their creativity as artists to go beyond their comfort zone. It has a certain mood and a message which fans should appreciate and whatever genre it’s trying to be is at the top of its class.

The 2nd Law album will be released hopefully October 1, 2012 so be on the lookout for more greatness that is MUSE.

Muse - The 2nd Law: Unsustainable

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