by Sean Kim
Wob, wob, wob, dub, dub, dub, but is that enough? “The 2nd Law,” the new release from Muse, seemed to be a highly experimental album for the band. “The 2nd Law” is the sixth album that Muse has released followed by many singles between the albums. On Jun. 6, 2012, the band released an album trailer getting fans ready for the release of “The 2nd Law.” The trailer was filled with surprises, as Muse used dub step in the song.
Though the album was fun and exciting, fans of dub-step may be disappointed. The reason: not enough wob, wob, wob and the dub, dub, dub. Only three out of 13 songs had dub step, but so what? ”The 2nd Law” is very different from previous albums, which makes it fantastic and unique.
A previous album named “The Resistance,” released back in 2009, had an alternative-rock feel, which was filled with rocking beats and guitar solos. “The Resistance” was a good album, but nothing special. ”The 2nd Law” is filled with energy and new kicks and rhythms for the band. Listeners can feel the influences of Franz Ferdinand, a rock and pop band in the 1990s, with the steady beats and poppy guitar riffs and the influences of the band Queen with the sounds of the classical poppy piano, and the background singers going “ooh ,ooh ,ooh, ooh” and “ah, ah, ah, ah.” The mixture of these two styles, mixed with a little dub step, makes it easy and extremely fun to listen to.
Muse has created a new masterpiece perhaps a new genre. Any fan of music will at least respect the technical quality of “The 2nd Law.” If not, they will love it. The album is extremely fun and entertaining, people should definitely try it out.