Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 27, 2013

MUSE...The 2nd Law  (2012)
The 2nd Law was released last year and it reached number 2 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  This is the 6th album from Muse but is the first one of theirs I've ever listened to.  I have always heard that they were Radiohead clones but I don't hear it on this album.  In fact, they're better than Radiohead.  This was a cool listen and I'll give it a 3 out of 5 stars.  It's different than the albums I usually listen to.  Each track is different sounding than the rest as they incorporate hard rock, funk, soul and lush orchestral sounds into the mix therefore making for an interesting listen.  Highlights are "Follow Me", "Explorers" and "Save Me".  All 3 of those are slow numbers, but were the best.  Recommended
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

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