CD review: 2nd Law - Muse

JAMES BELFIELD
Last updated 05:00 04/11/2012
2nd Law - Muse
2nd Law - Muse

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THE 2ND LAW
Muse
(Warner)

Things tend to disrepair. You can't un-invent something. That's entropy. It's science.

Now imagine you're science teacher is a hip young rock star with a penchant for bombast and peculiarity. That's Muse.

This is their sixth swaggering, galactic offering of pomp and piss-takery and - although they tongue-in-cheekily promised a change in direction - is along the same choir-filled, power-chord, stadium-rock lines as their previous five.

If Queen had ever put out an album about the end of the world as we know it along the lines of Newtonian physics, then this would have been it.

Bizarrly, one of the tracks was the official song of the London Olympics - but I don't remember any alien abductions in the equestrian arena, so maybe that was more of that special "English sense of humour".

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