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|1.0 awful||Sam Feldman's Rating | August 13th 12|
I TOOK A GIANT SHIT YESTERDAY AND MY ASSHOLE HURTS BUT THAT'S ALRIGHT AT LEAST I'M NOT LISTENING TO MUSE LOLOLOLOL
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|2.0 poor||Lambda | August 21st 12|
Album cover looks like broccoli _______________________
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|3.0 good||Andrew Gold | September 24th 12|
Simply put, this album is a mess. Muse graduated from ripping off Queen to ripping off Jamiroquai, U2, Skrillex, and even ripping off themselves. There are some great songs on the album, such as the ones where the bassist does the lead vocals, "Animals," and "Supremacy," but ultimately they're not good enough to overshadow the godawful singles and they still don't touch the worst songs off Absolution. Regardless, it's undoubtedly a fun album to listen to and if you're a Muse fan or are just in the mood for mindless pop-dubstep-classical influenced alternative rock, it's worth checking out.
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|0.0 ||SowingSeason STAFF | September 27th 12|
It's actually pretty decent IMO; the whole album is bombastic and way over the top. It reminds me a lot of how Coldplay said fuck everything and finally decided to embrace all of their eccentricities. I know it's all over the place stylistically, but it's tied together pretty nicely by the sheer fact that it's all completely ridiculous. The riffs, for as few and far between as they are, are worlds better than anything on Resistance bar maybe "Unnatural Selection", but even that was derived from an earlier riff in their discography. The songs are catchier and more well put together, and I think it's because they finally embraced the fact that MUSE IS NOT A ROCK BAND ANYMORE and got down to making what they want to be making. I do think that this direction has limited upside, there aren't many places they can go from here. But at least they aren't trapped in that awkward-as-fuck purgatory between wanting to sound like Black Holes and wanting to do straight up glam-pop that was more akin to Fall Out Boy than it was to themselves. Fucking Twilight soundtracks ruined everything ;)
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|2.0 poor||MisterTornado CONTRIBUTOR | September 25th 12|
trying to enjoy this album is like sitting on the stool of a dirty gas station bathroom and yelling OCCUPIED to a deaf man banging on the door before he walks in relieving himself to be massively overweight and also blind, so he shuts the door and strips down until he's fully nude and begins to blow air into an inflatable barney costume he dragged in with him, which begins to block your exit as it grows larger and larger until your stuck watching a naked overweight blind deaf man blow up a barney costume until he can slip into it and dance around outside the gas station for spare change
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|1.5 very poor||Scott Krasman | September 7th 12|
got my 1 gun cocked n loaded for this bad boy
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|4.0 excellent||thejared | September 24th 12|
I wish this band sang about pasta, because most of these songs come off sounding strained.
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|0.0 ||ramy almerie | August 14th 12|
the relief of taking the shit should outweigh the pain of the shit unless you were extremley constipated then its pretty bad both when its inside and when its been released to the free world
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|2.0 poor||hesperus | September 26th 12|
The musical equivalent of that last period in the life of a joke where it hasn't been funny in years, but it just won't die because people like Carlos Mencia and your grandparents are still using it.
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|3.5 great||Soaringmuse | September 4th 12|
Can we ban the fuckers that rate before it even comes out? Also if you want any semblance of a true rating for an album on here people that post 0-2 need to give a well thought out reason. I'm considering putting a 5 just to balance out these dumbfucks.
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|1.0 awful||Ruezann | September 24th 12|
Objectively the worst album ever made. If you disagree you're wrong.
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|0.0 ||Andrew Caswell | September 24th 12|
I think we can all agree that kate hudson is a flat chested groupie slut who ruins good bands once she sleeps with the lead singer
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|4.0 excellent||ADAMWD | September 28th 12|
I was actually pleasantly surprised by this. There are a lot of solid songs, and a few great ones. No bad songs on this album, unlike The Resistance. In fact, more than a couple songs reminded me of their old material and would fit in nicely on those albums. Follow Me -> Showbiz | Animals -> OoS | Explorers -> BHaR/Absolution | Big Freeze -> BHaR/Absolution Supremacy and Panic Station are both fun, well written songs, and the two ending pieces mesh pretty well and provide some decent closure to the album. The only glaring negative for me is the lack of flow in the album, which is something Muse has always struggled with.
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|0.0 ||hikki | September 24th 12|
I'm gonna go listen to Absolution now and pretend that they broke up in 2004.
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|2.5 average||Dylan Longstreet | September 24th 12|
I don't even want to try listening to this album.
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|3.5 great||iGuter | September 4th 12|
Why don't you take it upon yourselves to actually listen to the album. 'Madness' is actually a very good, soft-rock ballad.
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|3.0 good||toxin | August 21st 12|
Fuck you, Muse. I was supposed to hate this album. Everything you released before the album rwas shit, and then you churn up cool songs like 'Animals'? Anyways, this album is quite a rstep up from The Resistance. It's easy to find flaws with how derivative (from Queen rparticularly), how cheesy, how bombastic, and how messy the album is. If you go into the ralbum with an overcritical eye expecting shit, you will hear shit. Personally, I had no rexpectations for this album but wanted to like it. And guess what? I liked it. A song like rthe divisive 'Panic Station' is clear proof to the fact. The song is by no means fantastic. rThere are several flaws with how cheesy the "funk" or whatever is. However, it's catchy, and rI truly think if you want to enjoy the song, you can do it. In this way, it's similar to rsomething like One Direction, which perhaps is evidence for how far Muse has fallen. rNevertheless, for me at least, Muse manages success in places where I expected none.
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|4.0 excellent||NorwichScene | October 11th 12|
Good album, they experiment with a bit of U2, Foo Fighters and Skrillex as well as the classic Muse.
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|3.0 good||Alex Beebe CONTRIBUTOR | October 8th 12|
Sort of like an electronic opera, The 2nd Law is an over-dramatic, and at times over-
produced exercise in Muse's regular neo-prog symphonies that soar to the rafters, with an
additional handful of tracks heavily based in primarily dubstep-inspired electronics.
Naturally, this makes the The 2nd Law a very unbalanced and incohesive album, as Muse
makes efforts to tread waters unfamiliar to them while sticking to the territory they know
best, but fail to find a central ground to connect their experiments and their definitive
qualities. And with genres as drastically different from each other as dubstep and symphonic
rock, the result is an uneven collection of contrasting elements and sounds that don't
compliment each other or even work too well together for that matter. Though the execution
and presentation of Muse's ideas on The 2nd Law is clumsy, the tracks are still
somewhat interesting and enjoyable for what they are. The guitar tracks provide the grand
arena rock sound Muse has established for themselves, and while the synth-laden dance music-
infused songs are train wrecks for the most part, there is still something of a peculiar
entertainment to be found in that they display Muse's most severe change to their sound yet.
Overall, the most respectable trait about this album is how it mainly shows that Muse are
always trying to push their sound in new directions, even if they're largely unsuccessful in
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|4.5 superb||Schlangengift | September 26th 12|
Not gonna lie, some of the tracks had me smirking. And while definitely not their best album I find their usage of electronics to be second to none. A solid approach though. But that's just me...
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|0.0 ||Eli Kleman STAFF | September 25th 12|
Eh, a lot of it isn't outwardly bad, just a bunch of melodramatic bombast laughably missing the mark
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|3.0 good||gryndstone | September 25th 12|
It seems there's actually too much variety for anyone to really enjoy this. Consistency isn't a word The 2nd Law has in its vocabulary, despite the deceptively named "Prelude", leading one to believe they are at the meat of the album, when really it's the worst part. I liked Panic Station and The 2nd Law songs, though. And I kind of liked Madness don't judge me
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|3.0 good||Matt Harrison | September 24th 12|
I thought this would be absolutely terrible based on "Madness", "Survival", and "Unsustainable", and those are for sure, but the songs that the bassist sings in (also wrote?) are actually pretty good and not Muse-like at all, which is a good thing. Some of the other songs suck like "Supremacy" and "Panic Stations", but the album overall is better (and seemingly less indulgent) than The Resistance. It's a step up imo, but nothing that touches Muse pre-2006 (though the bassist songs should hardly be compared to anything Muse)
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|4.0 excellent||oneirology | September 24th 12|
People have been bashing the album before having a listen, seemingly too quick to dismiss
the new album based on opinions of others, but I'll say its definitely 100% worth your time
for a listen. Being only my first listen, I feel as if I like it more than I did hearing The
Resistance the first time. And I know it'll only grow on me as I hear it more. Good music,
great step forward from their last album.
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|3.5 great||Drekorend | March 10th 13|
A well-varietized album taking queues from many genres, including electronica, funk, and symphonic rock, to Queen-like songs like Survival, and some unfortunate dubstep. The band really let loose on this album, in ways good and bad.
|1.5 very poor||Daniel White | February 4th 13|
Muse experiments with their sound on almost every song. Though most of the time it doesn't reach to the heights they want, The 2nd Law is still better (marginally) than their previous album. There is definitely a couple classic Muse songs off this album to make a very short EP.
|1.5 very poor||Polyethylene | January 1st 13|
Muse's trashy mix of cheesy guitar riffs, space-themed lyrics and Freddie Mercury-style histrionics can at times be great fun to listen to. On The 2nd Law however the cheese and the drama is cranked to 11, totally at the cost of any enjoyment. This album is almost entirely forgettable, save for the couple of tracks (Survival, Unsustainable) where the band verges into unlistenable territory. The addition of wobble bass on tracks such as Madness, Follow Me and Unsustainable (funnily enough the three singles thus far) was a soulless and ineffective attempt to jump on the dubstep bandwagon, yielding results more tragic than anything else. Stay way clear of this, folks.
|3.5 great||CulturGen | December 14th 12|
not there best album but love the new revolutionary look lol reminds of the punk era back in the 80's but with the balls of muse
|3.0 good||Aaron Jablonski | December 14th 12|
Let's be honest: electronica and dubstep is just not suiting for a band that plays alt and slightly progressive band. Not today, not ever. On the bright side, this album didn't completely die.
|3.5 great||brandiblitz142 | December 9th 12|
After listening to this album a couple of times, i actually enjoyed it upon not liking it. If you compare this to Origin of symmetry, you will hate it. If you look at it as a stand alone album, you will like it. Its a grower definitely, but worth more than a 2.5.rBest songs: rSupremacyrPanic StationrAnimalsrExplorers
|2.0 poor||twelvetunes | November 17th 12|
They're venture into Dubstep makes me cringe. Most of the songs sound like remixes, lmao.
|1.0 awful||lachis | October 16th 12|
This album is complete garbage from a once great band. There is not one track on this album that has any redeeming quality. What were they thinking?
|4.0 excellent||TheSupernatural | October 15th 12|
Bash this all you want, this is a fun album. It's not stellar musically or lyrically, but it's crazy and a mess and just a hint of m-m-m-m-ma-mad-ness.
|3.5 great||Radioheadfanboy | October 11th 12|
After further listening to the album, I've come to like most of the songs. Yeah some are a hit and miss, but they were able to make most of them a hit.
|1.0 awful||MegaJake1024 | October 4th 12|
Watching a tortoise walk for forty minutes is better than this. This is wretched. Muse, are you serious? You used to have some decent songs.
|2.5 average||Mr. Coffee | October 4th 12|
I was expecting a giant turd, but this isn't as bad as its haters claim to be. It actually has some pretty good tracks ("Madness" is a great song and "Supremacy" has some damn good moments). The problem is that for some reason Mr. Bellamy here likes to fuck things up with some stupid over-the-top arrangements and multi-layered vocals that drag the whole album down. And there are some just plain awful songs like "Survival" and the title tracks. Otherwise, The 2nd Law it's an average effort, way better than the suckfest that was The Resistance. But still, far from good.
|4.0 excellent||TheNotrap | October 4th 12|
Exploring diverse musical textures such as funk, dubstep or 80's pop-rock (Queen or The Power Station come to mind) Matt Bellamy & Co managed to release yet another interesting and unpredictable release. "The 2nd Law" may not have the irreverence and energy of Origin of Symmetry or Absolution but it certainly deserves our open-minded attention.
|3.5 great||SaveYourBreath | October 4th 12|
Actually prefer some of this to most of The Resistance.
|3.5 great||Gassman3268 | October 3rd 12|
So much better then The Resistance, but still nowhere near their first 4 albums!
|3.5 great||SphinxesPaw | October 1st 12|
It's really not that bad, guys. Even the brostep has its entertainment value. Not the best, certainly, but this was largely experimental, and it worked pretty well for the most part.
|2.5 average||safeandsl0w | October 1st 12|
Some shines of the olden days, stained by trying to be more than they are
|1.0 awful||Smevin Bravis | September 28th 12|
Not trying to jump on a hate bandwagon, but... this is just fucking garbage.
|2.5 average||Facu Peralta | September 27th 12|
"Dissapointment" is the word. Some good moments scattered through a messy over-produced thing. God, I miss Origin of Symmetry and Absolution...
|3.5 great||steadyriot | September 25th 12|
Nothing compared to Absolution era, but still a handful of good songs that will, if nothing, translate very well to a live environment. It seems Muse found their old synths and arpeggiators- the songs that feature them are generally the better ones on the record.
|5.0 classic||userlastname | September 25th 12|
This album is genius. It morphs everything they've done over their musical careers into one unique and amazing piece of music after another - creating their own genre that really is addictive.
|1.0 awful||zxlkho | September 24th 12|
I got to the song with the brostep then couldn't stop laughing.
|2.0 poor||ti0n | September 24th 12|
muse continues the tightrope of imperfection by creating an even worse album than "the resistance". only "decent"(while not excellent) song is animals. retire muse !
|2.5 average||Mark Campbell | September 24th 12|
Somehow manages to be better and worse then The Resistance. Matt learned how to play guitar again but forgot how to write good songs, it seems. And did they replace their drummer with a robot? Supremacy, Animals, Survival and Isolated System are pretty good, the rest is pretty forgettable (in the case of Unsustainable, just unforgivably bad) or just better-done on their other albums. Bellamy's riffs are pretty much the only thing keeping this from being a giant pile of shit. Muse, might be time to hang it up.
|2.5 average||larrytheslug | August 16th 12|
Like most 'joke' albums on this site, it seems people are rating The 2nd Law either a 1 or a 5 as a 'joke' rating. Get it, cause this albums a complete 'joke'... Thank you! Goodnight!
|2.0 poor||kayu | May 10th 13|
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|3.0 good||JJKeys | March 13th 13|
|1.5 very poor||nbaronz | March 12th 13|
|2.0 poor||Tobi | March 4th 13|
|2.5 average||vrooom | February 28th 13|
|4.0 excellent||AleBla | February 23rd 13|
|2.5 average||mursu | February 21st 13|
|2.5 average||Jk1996 | February 19th 13|
|3.5 great||arthen | February 17th 13|
|2.5 average||MTTS | February 6th 13|
|2.5 average||illogic | February 4th 13|
|2.0 poor||Lobber | February 3rd 13|
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|1.5 very poor||Aruji | February 3rd 13|
|1.5 very poor||paulxc | February 1st 13|
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|1.5 very poor||Austin | January 29th 13|
|2.5 average||ddmac | January 22nd 13|
|3.0 good||Zamora | January 22nd 13|
|5.0 classic||PetarV | January 19th 13|
|2.5 average||Reprise | January 18th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Voltia | January 17th 13|
|2.5 average||gijsr | January 16th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Hughw7 | January 13th 13|
|1.5 very poor||BeInis | January 13th 13|
|3.0 good||Sami K | January 9th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Escain | January 6th 13|
|2.5 average||sam1991 | January 5th 13|
|2.0 poor||slarti | January 1st 13|
|2.5 average||Milo | January 1st 13|
|2.5 average||Dunnus | December 31st 12|
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|1.5 very poor||Hoppip | December 24th 12|
|1.0 awful||chipcop | December 18th 12|
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|1.0 awful||mrbloke | December 17th 12|
|3.5 great||CutMan | December 14th 12|
|3.0 good||lz41 | December 6th 12|
|2.0 poor||Scyner | December 5th 12|
|2.5 average||Suran | November 30th 12|
|1.5 very poor||br1nk | November 26th 12|
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|2.0 poor||Bedex | November 16th 12|
|2.5 average||LibrePL | November 16th 12|
|3.0 good||Keez | November 13th 12|
|3.5 great||Coast | November 12th 12|
|4.5 superb||LPFTW | November 4th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Pwoper | October 30th 12|
|2.0 poor||Circle | October 30th 12|
|4.0 excellent||jp6yyz | October 25th 12|
|2.0 poor||Thef | October 25th 12|
|3.0 good||doug | October 23rd 12|
|2.5 average||TBliss2 | October 22nd 12|
|3.0 good||chayka | October 22nd 12|
|2.0 poor||Nrap | October 21st 12|
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|2.0 poor||mifzal | October 21st 12|
|1.5 very poor||Dave | October 21st 12|
|1.5 very poor||balazs | October 18th 12|
|4.5 superb||barc16 | October 17th 12|
|3.0 good||alsid | October 16th 12|
|1.5 very poor||extant | October 15th 12|
|4.0 excellent||monogum | October 14th 12|
|1.5 very poor||apert | October 14th 12|
|2.5 average||lu0490 | October 14th 12|
|1.0 awful||true | October 13th 12|
|2.5 average||plato66 | October 13th 12|
|2.0 poor||Luke B | October 13th 12|
|3.5 great||CJandM | October 12th 12|
|1.0 awful||jatts7 | October 12th 12|
|4.0 excellent||HippieT | October 11th 12|
|1.5 very poor||xevman | October 10th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Yurq | October 9th 12|
|1.0 awful||DinaL | October 6th 12|
|2.5 average||Lebren | October 6th 12|
|2.0 poor||WTSMG | October 6th 12|
|3.5 great||daenu | October 6th 12|
|4.0 excellent||silmar | October 5th 12|
|3.5 great||ADM20 | October 4th 12|
|4.5 superb||mpaes | October 4th 12|
|5.0 classic||Selh | October 3rd 12|
|1.0 awful||Tyler | October 2nd 12|
|2.0 poor||Okard | October 2nd 12|
|2.5 average||ryan10 | October 2nd 12|
|1.5 very poor||junyi15 | October 1st 12|
|3.0 good||Decapod | September 30th 12|
|1.5 very poor||DJYogurt | September 30th 12|
|1.5 very poor||fordsoad | September 29th 12|
|3.5 great||Molok | September 29th 12|
|4.0 excellent||sarogave | September 29th 12|
|2.5 average||Milo | September 29th 12|
|1.0 awful||Amazone | September 29th 12|
|1.5 very poor||bloc | September 28th 12|
|2.5 average||G13Guy | September 28th 12|
|3.5 great||j1myz | September 28th 12|
|2.5 average||blabony | September 27th 12|
|3.0 good||NateT | September 27th 12|
|3.0 good||Fadem | September 27th 12|
|4.5 superb||Wyrm | September 27th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Cerbyrus | September 26th 12|
|2.5 average||BlissX | September 26th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Pauloadm | September 26th 12|
|2.0 poor||Lakes | September 25th 12|
|2.5 average||axc1080 | September 25th 12|
|2.0 poor||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | September 25th 12|
|2.0 poor||MrTea | September 25th 12|
|1.0 awful||fckyou | September 25th 12|
|2.0 poor||Mojito | September 25th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Worth | September 25th 12|
|2.5 average||Adam | September 24th 12|
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|3.0 good||Rowdy | September 24th 12|
|1.5 very poor||menawati | September 24th 12|
|1.0 awful||fish CONTRIBUTOR | September 24th 12|
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|3.0 good||Zeiu | September 24th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Incoming | September 24th 12|
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|1.0 awful||BigBlob | September 24th 12|
|2.0 poor||VanPelt | September 24th 12|
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|4.0 excellent||HipFish | August 20th 12|
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|1.5 very poor||Winrar | August 15th 12|
|5.0 classic||CIRES | August 12th 12|
|1.5 very poor||nico | August 12th 12|
|5.0 classic||oOmur | August 11th 12|
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