Muse: 'We're Disappointed There Aren't More Acoustic Tracks On 'The 2nd Law''

Matt Bellamy jokingly claimed that he and his bandmates still hadn't mastered the art of including more softer and subtle moments on their records.

Muse: 'We're Disappointed There Aren't More Acoustic Tracks On 'The 2nd Law''
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Muse's Matt Bellamy has claimed he is disappointed that there aren't more acoustic tracks on the band's new album "The 2nd Law". Speaking to the Daily Star, the frontman jokingly claimed that he and his bandmates still hadn't mastered the art of including more softer and subtle moments on their records. "I'm disappointed that we don't have many acoustic tracks, more quiet moments," he said, before adding: "When I left the studio after having the laid the foundations for the single 'Madness' it was quite sparse. When I returned two days later, Chris and Dom Howard had put absolutely everything on it." Bellamy also said he and the rest of the band were eager to try and emulate their UK success in the US, too. "Coldplay are the only English group to have had real success there in the last 15 years," he said, while bassist Christ Wolstenholme added: "You don't think about it when you start, you're just content to be recognized on home soil. But then you want something more." Muse are set to embark on a world tour later this month, with the band kicking off their global trek later in France on October 16. They will play London's O2 arena later on in the month on October 26 and 27. Muse knocked Mumford and Sons from the top of the UK Official Album Chart on Sunday (October 7) with their new album, "The 2nd Law". The Devon trio's sixth album shifted 108,000 copies in its first week of release, making it the fourth fastest-selling album of the year so far. Thanks to NME for the report.

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    Kassidy
    As good of a bass player as I think he is, UG, I really don't think that Chris is quite godly enough to call him Christ Wolstenholme.
    jonathan.keeler
    why would anyone release an album that isnt exactly as they want it
    burgernips
    retrospect/ˈretrəˌspekt/ Noun:A survey or review of a past course of events or period of time.
    GhostPlayground
    Often times the producer of an album does things to the songs without the artists' permission, or consent. A good example would be when Brian Eno erased one of the tapes of a song from U2's 'the Joshua Tree' because he wasn't satisfied with it, and made the band re-do it. Another example would be George Martin adding an orchestra to a Beatles song (I think it was yesterday, but i'm not sure) without the band's permission. Or (in a more personal example) when I recorded a song with my previous band, the producer told me that he wouldn't let me play my guitar parts in the recording. He said that I had to teach him my parts so he could play them live with my band on the recording, and then change the guitar solo because it wasn't 'poppy' enough. Matt's saying that the producers who worked on the album took the band's songs, and messed them up in the studio. It kinda makes sense, and it would probably explain the dub-step songs on the album.
    TomWhaley
    I totally understand what you're saying, but Matt produced the album, so...
    Hamham272
    Matt trolls casual Muse fan for billionth time. Muse fans bring their hands to their faces in unison.
    Lightning_Ray
    Speaking to the Daily Star, the frontman jokingly claimed that he and his bandmates still hadn't mastered the art of including more softer and subtle moments on their records.
    Reading most comments I tend to think people missed this.
    Kueller917
    He wasn't really being serious anyways, at least that's what I see after reading the whole article.
    Sammy Mantis
    So...He's disappointed with the lack of acoustic tracks on his own album? There's a number of things about this that don't make any sense.
    Johnny_Ibanez
    Don't worry, Matt - we know how you feel. We were all disappointed with how the album turned out.
    Bluebell9
    If by that you mean a bunch of hipsters pretended to dislike it to jump on the "wahhh dubstep" bandwagon then sure.
    robo37
    For me it's nothing to do with dubstep. It's the sheer lack of originality. Showbiz is their best than then every album has been duller than the last.
    sideslick
    I'm fine with some dubstep every once in a while, but the execution of it on this album just seemed off to me.
    steviegfunk
    All I read in this article is how bad they want to sell out. I wish they would stop conforming to terrible pop to fling records faster.
    Rimfrost
    Isnt there also a tiny bit og dubstepping ind Madness and follow me? It doesnt go full wubwubwubwubwoaaarhooo, but there is a bit wubbing going on in a couple of songs.
    Jasonbts
    So record a new a new album one the road (very VERY possible) then release it. Maybe a special all acoustic album or something. Seriously. I doubt anyone would complain.