Muse Defend Album From Dubstep Critics

Matt Bellamy says there's plenty of groove on new album "The 2nd Law", promising the other songs are "very diverse".

Muse Defend Album From Dubstep Critics
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Muse have defended their new album "The 2nd Law" after the reaction to its dubstep-influenced trailer, promising it will be "very diverse." It follows the streaming release of their official Olympic anthem for London 2012, "Survival", which you can hear below. Matt Bellamy talked about the album trailer to BBC Radio 1 (via NME), saying the rest of the album had a bigger emphasis on groove: "We threw that trailer out on YouTube, which has got an excerpt from one of the tracks that's on the album. We wanted to show that the album's got lots of different faces. "We've tried a bunch of new things, which the trailer gives a glimpse of. There's only one song that's [dubstep]. We've basically tried to do what Rage Against The Machine did with hip-hop in the 1990s and take a bit of the electronic world and dubstep and play it with real instruments. "There's a really jazzy brass number, I even tried to get a sax solo." Matt says the release will be announced once the band check the final mixes and decide the track listing. Hear their dubstep track towards the end of this album trailer for "The 2nd Law":
Hear Muse's official anthem for the London 2012 Olympics here:

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    Krieger91
    Could be interesting. I guess that Muse are the best band for the sort of thing, knowing how Matt can compeltely manipulate the guitar the way he does. Could just be interesting to see what he does.
    on3andth3sam3
    This actually sounds like decent dubstep, and if they're using actual instruments I'm really excited to see this performed live. ...and is it just me, or do the background vocals in the beginning of Survival sound like they're saying f***?
    Stormfish
    I hope it's better than the mess that got picked as the Olympic song. I used to like these guys, then they went all Twilight and now this :|
    Elderer
    It might turn the other way. Jumping between genres within album could cause inconsistency. But I have faith it'll be ok.
    Ibanez734
    on3andth3sam3 wrote: ...and is it just me, or do the background vocals in the beginning of Survival sound like they're saying f***?
    I thought it sounded like the choir in verse 1 was singing "So I, troll you"
    DeathMetalHub
    Ok, I listened to it with an open mind, but Im sorry Muse, but what the **** have you done!?
    punxnotdead77
    There's no doubt Matt Bellamy is technically talented, but he is way off with the dubstep and Olympic theme.
    SGofawesome
    jordo246 wrote: I'm sorry but Dubstep doesn't sound good no matter who does it.
    This is why music is faltering. Because of ignorant people like you. I say if it sounds good, then it sounds good. If it doesn't, then forget about it and move on.
    yoman297
    merlinoscar wrote: interesting one of muse's new songs clearly seeks to tackle issues surrounding sustainability. While the other is for the olympics which is sponsored by BP, Lloyds TSB, Dow chemicals, Coca-Cola and Mcdonalds. Also they want to be the first band to play in space. (space travel is so uber sustainable, not) Have they actually gone insane?
    They just can't go through with an idea.
    Roberttitus
    Elderer wrote: It might turn the other way. Jumping between genres within album could cause inconsistency. But I have faith it'll be ok.
    Somebody has never listed to Faith No More.
    drmrfzl
    on3andth3sam3 wrote: ...and is it just me, or do the background vocals in the beginning of Survival sound like they're saying f***?
    Ha, I hear it too.
    PoloSG68
    So basically this is looking to be The Resistance all over again, but perhaps at least a little more interesting genre wise...
    "I even tried to get a sax solo."
    Before Chris and Dom beat him down and screamed 'No' at him repeatedly...
    Pol-Pot-Smoker
    Forget it, dudes. 90% of your fans will read the word "dubstep" and dismiss it like all dubstep sounded like Skrillex.
    Jyrgen
    merlinoscar wrote: interesting one of muse's new songs clearly seeks to tackle issues surrounding sustainability. While the other is for the olympics which is sponsored by BP, Lloyds TSB, Dow chemicals, Coca-Cola and Mcdonalds. Also they want to be the first band to play in space. (space travel is so uber sustainable, not) Have they actually gone insane?
    You got a point with McD which is an evil thing like Disney, but Coke is freaking awesome.
    merlinoscar
    interesting one of muse's new songs clearly seeks to tackle issues surrounding sustainability. While the other is for the olympics which is sponsored by BP, Lloyds TSB, Dow chemicals, Coca-Cola and Mcdonalds. Also they want to be the first band to play in space. (space travel is so uber sustainable, not) Have they actually gone insane?
    Guitarlicker
    I'm personally excited for that Jazz piece. I knew they were gonna do it eventually! Can't wait.
    whywefight
    people don't like muse's olympic anthem now or something? I thought it was fantastic. It's got huevos.
    colton503
    Really people are mad at this Muse had a dubstep/techno style sound before the dubstep term was even coined so really dubstep took a lot of influence from there music anyway there just going to explore this more than they would normally.
    whywefight
    whywefight wrote: people don't like muse's olympic anthem now or something? I thought it was fantastic. It's got huevos.
    it reminds me of devin townsend mixed with queen
    Sparky-MMA
    playing dubstep with real instruments, youtube sunshine, theres plenty of it, its not new or radical. you watched youtube. congrats.
    Kueller917
    I don't really see this is "defending from dubstep critics". He was basically describing the different parts of the album it doesn't sound like he was trying to "defend" it. And anyone who couldn't tell those were guitars doing the dubstep-influenced (it's hardly actual dubstep) part really need help knowing what a guitar sounds like.
    Skodward714
    I wish people would quit complaining about the dubstep on the album. Dubstep can actually sound cool when done right (Listen to Rock & Roll Will Take You To the Mountain by Skrillex, the bass drops there are used to make some really awesome grooves)
    jrcsgtpeppers
    But wheres the dub? There needs to be a different interchangable term for this new wave of electronic music with heavy bass.
    CydoniaKnight95
    My issue with the dubstep wasn't that it was dubstep, but really bad unoriginal dubstep I was actually pretty happy with Survival though; although I still kinda wish they'd go back to the OoS sound, it had a really cool groove So far I'm interested in the new album, but I hope it won't turn out to be another Resistance
    Rock.Domination
    Sparky-MMA wrote: playing dubstep with real instruments, youtube sunshine, theres plenty of it, its not new or radical. you watched youtube. congrats.
    I think he's not trying to impress anyone, but rather he is addressing the critics who were assumed that they wouldn't be playing their songs with instruments.