The 2nd Law: Unsustainable (3:48)

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Dominic Howard shares “We went to see Skrillex in Camden around October. We went, ‘Fuck, it’s so heavy,’ loved it. I was like a full metal gig, they had circles of death, people were moshing, I hadn’t seen a reaction like that to electronic music before. We took inspiration and came up with ‘The 2nd Law: Unsustainable’.”

“Some of that hard dubstep and brostep coming from America, is capturing the imagination,” singer Matt Bellamy adds. “The moshpit has moved from guitars and gone towards the laptop, so with that song we’re trying to see if we can challenge the laptop. We created something that was dubsteppy but we wanted to see if we could do it with real instruments. We wanted to ask, ‘Can rock bands compete with what these guys are doing?’”


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All natural and technological processes,
Proceed in such a way that the availability
Of the remaining energy decreases.
In all energy exchanges, if no energy

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  • Maxfanavril

    guitarstep )

    21 Feb 4:40pm Reply
  • izzy_zee

    At first hear I thought it was garbage but then you see them live and realize they are doing that with their FUCKING GUITARS! I love them so much. Such a strange experimental song, it had to really grow on me before I tolerated it.

    23 Jan 6:52am Reply
  • Vedda17

    retract statement retract statement!!!! I heard his whingey voice.

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Vedda17

    it's the best Muse track I've ever heard, lol.

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    I don't hate dubstep, I actually enjoy it sometimes, but this song - while done very well - is nothing more than Muse trying to get with the times. Two years later and the commercialized dubstep sound turned out to be nothing but a fad even Skrillex has abandoned since.

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Teasure_Island

    Loving it. I wish more songs were such critical of society. The "trash" music how it is called here is just this way to underline which kind of f**k we do to our earth and society. "An economy based on endless groth is unsustainabe!" So true. Thank you Muse for trying to show this to the world that doesn't understand the meaning of your song.

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • AwesomeMatthew

    This song ear raped me. I wish I did not hear this one. I agree with what Leifdistad said. These guys have quite a few hits in their repertoire, but this isn't one of them. But these guys are good otherwise.

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
  • IlyaLeewor


    5 Jul 2014 Reply
  • gothicloli98

    I think the coolest thing about this song, is that the dubstep is done by actual instruments vs a computer. Also what it's about is pretty fucking awesome. This is definitely in my top ten fav Muse songs

    13 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Leifdistad

    WTF. Pure trash. Embarrassing considering how talented they are.

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • agnessilvap

    Damn, she says true things :P [2] I like this song, even though is totally different from the others in the album (Which only makes it better)

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • NJeroen

    I like it tho

    19 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ayeromanojoy

    Awesome! [2]

    26 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Brombit

    Damn, she says true things :P

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • EltonSSouza

    Skrillex? XD

    17 Jan 2014 Reply
  • xrvolume


    2 Jan 2014 Reply
  • xbrc

    pretty bad

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • OzPowerslave

    Fucking amazing live.

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ricardoa7

    Innovative, classical, rock, electrconic, amazing, awesome, fuckin' great...

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Kitschy garbage that already sounds dated, as is everything that's influenced by dubstep. It's disturbingly similar to how disco infiltrated great rock bands in the 80's.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
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