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+ ￥350 配送料
+ ￥350 配送料
The 2nd Law CD, インポート, 限定版
The sixth studio album from Muse, and the latest release since 2009's Resistance. The 2nd Law features the official Olympic theme tune "Survival".
個人的にはThe 2nd Law:UnsustainableとThe 2nd Law:Isolated System
第55回グラミー賞のBest Rock Albumに今作が選ばれたりと活躍が目立たしいＭＵＳＥですが
In fact "The 2nd law" features Muse's most funkiest song that they have ever recorded in the excellent "Panic Station" which is a funk filled slab of funk rock at its finest and sounds like 80's style Red Hot Chili peppers when they hung out with George Clinton as well as a Chuck Mosley fronted Faith No more and a hint of Prince from his 80's best. The second single to be released from the album "Madness" which features some big electronic beats and a flourish of a guitar solo towards the end is reminiscent of the style of "Undisclosed Desires" from previous album "The Resistance".
Anybody who thought that Muse had abandoned their guitar roots completely will be happy with opening track "Supremacy" which opens with a chugging grinding guitar, if there ever was a song suitable for a James Bond movie this one ticks all the boxes. Interestingly bassist Chris Wolstenholme not only writes two tracks for the album but he also takes on lead vocals on both "Save Me" and "Liquid Sate". They both deal with his battle with alcoholism. It's a bold move but one that works as Wolestenholme is spot on with his vocal delivery. There's no doubting that the final two tracks are the ones that will split Muse fans as they are the dubstep tracks that were promised "The 2nd Law: Unsustainable" and "The 2nd Law: Isolated System" are two over the top tracks that are dubstep but done in Muse's way, yes there's all the shrieking and bleeping sounds that are familiar with dubstep but with the epicenes of Muse. ""The 2nd Law: Isolated System" starts of sounding quite similar to Clint Mansells "Welcome to Lunar Industries" from his score of the movie "Moon".
With the special edition of the album you get a making of "The 2nd Law" which is interesting as you get to see the songs take shape and all the work that goes in to making them, Drummer Dominic Howard gets impatient as he does his drum parts for "Animals" as he sits there he just wants to get on with it. It's great to see all the work that went in to "Survival" and then to hear the finished song on the album itself.
So "The 2nd Law" isn't the dubstep album that maybe some thought it would be, only the final two tracks are dubstep and if that's not your thing there is plenty on here that's got all the Muse hallmarks to keep long-time fans happy as well as a few new elements. After all it is Muse and whenever have they not experimented in different styles? They should be applauded for once again trying new things.
Wow. Like all Muse albums there are tracks that you wonder why they bothered, but these are soon forgotten as you at last get the full richness of the Muse sound. Plagiarists? Well if you think you detect early King Crimson, Radiohead and, of course, Queen with a handful of Jean Michel Jarre (and no doubt more) I'd go with that. But it is well wrapped in Muse sound. A nice by product of this "influences" thing in any case is that this album got me spinning stuff I'd not listened to for a while. The 2nd Law tracks got me playing King Crimson's "Lark's Tongues in Aspic" for example.
The quality of the recording is excellent, the production of the sleeve a little disappointing. Minimalism is all very well, but this is a vinyl double album and could have taken a bit more. But if you liked "Black Holes" and were then a little disappointed in the last album then be assured, Muse are back with chorals and strings to boot.
I found myself thinking of Queen more than once as I listened to this album: massive arrangements with a soaring voice to the fore. Very effective. Then there are other tracks where Matt Bellamy uses his voice as another instrument - distorted, impossibly high notes on top of a huge vocal range - a direct throwback to earlier albums.
Muse fans will not be disappointed in this. Their material is evolving, as it must, but their musicianship remains of the highest order. Very good. Four stars.
The tracks I really like are: Unsustainable, Liquid State, Madness, Animals and Supremacy. The others I don't like. Some may grow on me, others never will. I Absolutely HATE Panic Station!!
I'm still with you Muse... but only just! I gave the album 4/5, as the tracks I like I REALLY like...
Muse follower from their early albums and the band have developed their own style, no need to sound like Queen quite so much, but saying that this is one of Muse's best albums and the production is amazing, great songs, superb quality and a great addition to the band's catalogue!
If you've got a decent sound system, check the neighbours are out and get the floorboards bouncing with the bass ...... dramatic, powerful stuff.
If you're going to listen to this through "tinny" speakers driven off your smart phone ... erm ..... well, you wouldn't, would you??
This album is very varied, and it seems like they have veered off into other genres with some of the songs.
Panic Station has 80s pop influences, it sounds like something INXS would peform, Follow me has an electro beat, and there is one song that reminded me of sKrillex, which is fine with me because i like his music.
However if you do not like dubstep or electro music; If you're a pure rock lover, or only like Muse's neo clasical/ Queen like songs this may not be your favourite Muse album.
I myself quite like it, so far i've only listened to it once, but i know that pretty much all the songs will grow on me, notwithstanding, i'm not keen on song 10 and 11, i instantly recognised that Chris was singing instead of Matt, and I have to say I didn't like it much.
Apart from that it's a pretty good album.
congrats Muse to another good album!
But I'm glad their tying new things because that's how bands progress, keep doing the same thing every album would get a bit boring after a while. so I'm glad
the band is evolving. I have grown to like this album very much, an play it a lot, its a great sound, and has a lot of good tracks, yeah Supremacy is a great track but this album has many great tracks if you can just except that the band is changing and just enjoy the new album and the new sound. I enjoy this album very much an look forward to what the band do next, its exciting. Very enjoyable!!
The song quality has dropped as well as any possible ˉb sides that have been overlooked. Some of the b-sides have always been top quality and some were better than some from the album. I might be wrong but I think they should have gone to the studio with 15+ songs and pick the best ones to keep. Pity because I love this band
There are some good songs on this album but also some real stinkers, fortunately for me the good outweigh the bad.......just.
I really wish they would decide who they want to reinvent themselves into, it seems like they tried at least eight different overcoats on with this album.
But then i watch a video of them playing live and all is forgiven, again!