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 enters or leaves an isolated system, the entropy of that system increases.
Energy continuously flows from being concentrated, to becoming dispersed, spread out, wasted and useless.
New energy cannot be created and high grade energy is being destroyed. An economy based on endless growth is

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  • 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 7:22pm 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 8:55am Reply
  • IlyaLeewor


    5 Jul 11:20am 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 6:17am Reply
  • Leifdistad

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

    1 May 7:36pm 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 5:51pm Reply
  • NJeroen

    I like it tho

    19 Mar 7:19pm Reply
  • ayeromanojoy

    Awesome! [2]

    26 Feb 7:39pm Reply
  • Brombit

    Damn, she says true things :P

    29 Jan 9:34pm Reply
  • EltonSSouza

    Skrillex? XD

    17 Jan 3:53am Reply
  • xrvolume


    2 Jan 7:00pm 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
  • Tangarinna


    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • tru_dude

    Korn did this before.

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • diah_

    It was fucking awesome live. I knew it. [5]

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • redandblu

    It was fucking awesome live. I knew it. [4]

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ars23

    It was fucking awesome live. I knew it. [3].

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
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