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    Default Muse - The 2nd Law

    I just gave this a first listen, comes out tomorrow here in the US. I'll save a more thorough review for when I've had a few listens, but here's my initial impression:

    It's completely over the top and ridiculous, and is probably the most absurd album Muse has put out yet...and I love it!
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    LOL I like Muse. One of the new songs is being played on the radio now and I think it souds good.

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    I"m several listens in now, and am still liking it. Madness is probably the most absurdly 'pop' song Muse has ever done, right up there with Starlight, yet I actually really like it for some stupid reason whereas I've hated Starlight since the first time I heard it.

    I've not yet read any reviews on it, but my guess is that overall they'll be mixed. Those who are ok with some experimentation will likely enjoy the album more than those looking for Muse to return to their older sound with this album. I would say that:

    - If you're a fan of Muse and like all their albums then I think you'll like this one as well.
    - If you like all the Muse albums up until or including Absolution but do NOT like their last albums then I'd say the chances of you liking this new album are slim
    - If you like the last few couple albums but don't dig their earlier stuff then my guess is you'll also enjoy this new album, though to what extent depends on what drew you to the last couple albums
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
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    - If you're a fan of Muse and like all their albums then I think you'll like this one as well.
    - If you like all the Muse albums up until or including Absolution but do NOT like their last albums then I'd say the chances of you liking this new album are slim
    - If you like the last few couple albums but don't dig their earlier stuff then my guess is you'll also enjoy this new album, though to what extent depends on what drew you to the last couple albums
    Good categorization. I'm in the first category. I'm listening now, and really like The 2nd Law so far. It's definitely more like the later stuff than the earlier stuff, but I like that.
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    I have loved it. Been spinning it for a week. Not a weak moment on this CD. And I LOVE MADNESS!!


    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    I"m several listens in now, and am still liking it. Madness is probably the most absurdly 'pop' song Muse has ever done, right up there with Starlight, yet I actually really like it for some stupid reason whereas I've hated Starlight since the first time I heard it.

    I've not yet read any reviews on it, but my guess is that overall they'll be mixed. Those who are ok with some experimentation will likely enjoy the album more than those looking for Muse to return to their older sound with this album. I would say that:

    - If you're a fan of Muse and like all their albums then I think you'll like this one as well.
    - If you like all the Muse albums up until or including Absolution but do NOT like their last albums then I'd say the chances of you liking this new album are slim
    - If you like the last few couple albums but don't dig their earlier stuff then my guess is you'll also enjoy this new album, though to what extent depends on what drew you to the last couple albums
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    If you get a chance, check out the Muse concert on iTunes Festival, alot of the new material there.
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    I've liked all of Muse's albums up to this one. Not saying this one is bad, but lackluster compared to anything else they've put out...IMO of course.
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    I snagged the hirez version from HDTracks and it's very good. It still doesn't have the dynamic range of my reference recordings, but the hirez version of this album is by far the best sounding of anything Muse has put out yet.
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