Muse - The 2nd Law
Nothing on the trio’s sixth record will catch you wholly by surprise… but that doesn’t mean that it can’t possess some infuriatingly brilliant moments. ‘Supremacy’ is a lurid Bond theme grandeur and Dynasty Warriors cockrockery combo, ‘Panic Station’ provides Faith No More funk by way of ‘A Night at the Opera’, and even the intermittent brostep smears are occasionally worthy additions. After the excessively po-faced The Resistance it sounds like Muse are having fun with their song-writing again: a welcome shift. Download: Madness, Animals.