Editors’ Notes Muse faced a creative challenge when following up its immensely successful last studio release, 2009's The Resistance. The trio from southwestern England responded with a concept album, The 2nd Law, that keeps building on its big sound and diverse styles. Referring to the second law of thermodynamics, the ambitious recording tells the story of a resource-strapped planet that can no longer support its inhabitants. “The Second Law: Unsustainable” starts with a dramatic orchestral and choral opening arranged and conducted by David Campbell (Metallica, Sheryl Crow) before transforming into a dramatic techno-rock showcase. Performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, “Survival” presents a more inspiring (and pop-friendly) narrative.

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Supremacy
1
4:55
 
Madness
2
4:39
 
Panic Station
3
3:04
 
Prelude
4
0:57
 
Survival
5
4:17
 
Follow Me
6
3:50
 
Animals
7
4:22
 
Explorers
8
5:46
 
Big Freeze
9
4:39
 
Save Me
10
5:08
 
Liquid State
11
3:02
 
The 2nd Law: Unsustainable
12
3:48
 
The 2nd Law: Isolated System
13
4:59
 

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