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The 2nd Law (album) by Muse

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The 2nd Law
The 2nd Law by Muse (2012)
Release date: 2012-10-01
Overall rank: 1,037th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
64/100 (from 618 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2012 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (114th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,037th)

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Muse bestography

The 2nd Law is ranked 6th best out of 14 albums by Muse on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Muse is Absolution which is ranked number 122 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 20,980.

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Members who like this album also like: The Resistance by Muse, In Rainbows by Radiohead and The Suburbs by Arcade Fire.

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Average Rating: 
64/100 (from 618 votes)
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50/100
Few good tracks, but very average, again, very formulaic.
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From ars2458
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
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
Kind of Queen and U2. Love it! Madness is the best song from Muse
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90/100
A little poppier than The Resistance, but still a great album to listen to.
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30/100
Definitely their weakest album
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From Vatsal
Its not as bad as everyone says it is. Its far from their peak but I still keep coming back to it every once in a while.
Also, it has some spectacular tracks; Supremacy, Madness, Isolated System, Unsustainable. And the rest of it is very much fun to listen to nonetheless.
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From Kstoclet
I hear Queen, parts from Michael Jackson's Thriller and the Orchestra piece of 'Come With Me'.
Not even talking about the dubstep parts.
Weak album
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From nitomano
Weakest Muse Album
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85/100
I have this album on vinyl. I had high hopes, but ended up only listening to sides A and D (1-3 and 11-13). The stuff in the middle just never was that interesting save Animals. Save me was terrible, but Liquid State was great from the greatest bass player of the 21st century.
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