The 2nd Law is the sixth studio album by English rock band Muse. It was released on 1 October 2012 in the United Kingdom and elsewhere on 28 September 2 and 3 October under Warner Bros. Records and Helium-3. The title of the album refers to the second law of thermodynamics. The album was recorded in ten months at Capitol Studios and Eastwest Studios in Los Angeles, Shangri La Studios in Malibu, and AIR Studios in London. It was mainly self-produced by the bDrones is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Muse, released on 5 June 2015 in Europe and 8 June in the United Kingdom under Warner Bros. Records and Helium-3. It was recorded between October 2014 and April 2015 at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, and co-produced by the band and Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Muse aimed to return to the simpler guitar-bass-drums rock sound of their earlier albums. It is a concept album following the protagonist’s journey from abandonment to indoctrination as a “human drone” and eventual defection. Drones received generally positive reviews; critics often praised the music but criticised the lyrics.