The 2nd Law (studio album) by Muse

The 2nd Law by Muse
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-10-01
Overall rank: 1,025th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
64/100 (from 675 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2012 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (147th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,025th)
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Muse bestography

The 2nd Law is ranked 6th best out of 18 albums by Muse on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Muse is Absolution which is ranked number 187 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,386.

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The 2nd Law track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 83 (159 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 83 (183 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 74 (123 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 68 (119 votes)Comments: 3
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The 2nd Law ratings

Average Rating: 
64/100 (from 675 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 63.9/100, a mean average of 63.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 63.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.8.

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65/100
From 12/08/2020 15:15
If you don't take the over the top stuff too seriously, if you don't mind dubstep and if you skip some songs, it is quite decent.
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From 05/22/2020 19:49
Ok
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60/100
From 01/05/2020 22:07
Maybe the poppiest of all their albums. But that's okay, it's fun. Rather this than when they try to be deep.
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70/100
From 07/18/2019 20:19
I love Muse and all, but man I hated this.
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95/100
From 06/20/2019 04:29
This is a great album by Muse with great variety and strong songs. the album starts and finishes brilliantly.
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50/100
From 02/22/2019 18:59
Few good tracks, but very average, again, very formulaic.
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30/100
From 06/24/2018 16:49
This album was Muse's first misstep when going down this dystopian path. Resistance was able to provide some commentary (although a bit simplistic) and was able to cover some of it's deficiencies by being a kind of homage to 1984. 2nd law shows that Muse actually doesn't know what they are talking about and they are really just peddling vague thoughts and negative feelings towards things. I don't even really understand what they stand for besides general fear if those in power and throwing around buzz words hoping people will interpret them as deep thoughts.

That being said, the music is also weaker than the rest of their discography. Madness feels lazy, and most of the rest of the tracks feel very ordinary and don't stand out much. The only song that feels memorable to me is panic station. It isn't their best song, but it actually stands on its own musically.
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85/100
From 05/04/2018 13:58
This album is really underrated, but I am not surprised as everything by Muse seems to be hated in this site. I think it deserves at least a 70/100 BEA score, but whatever. 7/10.
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90/100
From 01/10/2018 21:40
Kind of Queen and U2. Love it! Madness is the best song from Muse
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90/100
From 12/31/2017 23:07
A little poppier than The Resistance, but still a great album to listen to.
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