Release date: October 2012
The 2nd Law is the sixth studio album by the English alternative rock band Muse, released throughout most of the world on October 1, 2012, and in the US on October 2, 2012.
The name "The 2nd Law" references the second law of thermodynamics, which is quoted in the album trailer as follow: "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 incre,cre,cre,cre,c,c,creases. 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... unsustainable."