Best Muse Albums


The Top Ten

1 Origin of Symmetry Origin of Symmetry

The only tracks on this album I like are
Micro cuts
Citizen erased
New born
Space dementia
Plug in baby
Feeling good
Hyper music
And darkshines

Only them though... :L

Muse's rockiest and darkest And by far the best
I love every song! Absolution
Should follow. OOS XD

Come on, this is their best album by far. It has like 5 of their best songs and it is basically the album that introduced us to Muse.

Citizen erased, enough said.

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2 Absolution Absolution

Not only the tracks themselves are mind-blowing, but certainly as a whole album this is Muse's best work so far. This concept album feels like one great cohesive story from the beginning until the end, and it shows perfection and the most ambition in many musical terms (for example the symphonic layers, the even further improved vocals, and so forth! ). Origin of Symmetry is also a great album with especially massive tracks throughout the first half, but it feels like it still needs some polishing. And while listening to Origin of Symmetry may depend on your mood, Absolution will remain the album of sonic assaults you can listen to whenever!

I love every Muse album, but this one... is just the best, it got many of their best songs: Time is running out, hysteria, stockholm syndrome, butterflies and hurricanes, sing for absolution, and the small print.

If I had to pick the top 3 muse albums I'd rank them:
1. Absolution
2. Origin of Symmetry
3. Black Holes & Revelations
Although they are all excellent!

Simply. The. Best

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3 Black Holes & Revelations Black Holes & Revelations

Its got all of their best songs in my opinion - hockeyguy2100

Simply the best muse album! This was a hard decision but this album came out #1! Most of their best songs are on here: starlight, supermassive black hole, map of the problematique, soldiers poem, invincible, assassin, exo politics, knights of cydonia, and glorious! Go buy it

Love them all but too many great songs on this to ignore. "Knights" was the track that got me into Muse in the first place. It like Queen and Zepplin had a kid and He is on a crusade to take over the world by force. Want the definition of "Epic, " listen to this song as loud as you can

Why is this not universally recognized as their best work? Seriously, I need to know.

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4 The Resistance The Resistance

Just a simply amazing album. I watched them live playing this album and it was amazing. I love the songs Undisclosed Desires and Uprising. If Neutron Star Collision was on this album, it would be the total package. - lovaboii72

Why this is considered one of the worst albums by Muse will always be beyond me. Sure, this album brought some changes in Muses' style; but I personally feel that the changes were just big enough to improve their sound, while not big enough to get rid of the Musey feel. Every one of these songs had a different style. You go from hearing what sounds like an intro to a movie, to some rock, to a rock ballad. This might be too much variety for some, but I feel that every one of these songs of this album are unique, creative, and amazing.

This is a great album I don't know why people say its bad or not good enough because I like it a lot. Songs like uprising, resistance and undisclosed desires bring this album higher to make it one of their best

My favourite Album from muse,Unnatural Selection is one of my favourites by Muse also other songs are great

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5 Showbiz Showbiz

Simply the best album of Muse! Listen to the songs like Muscle Museum, Uno, Sunburn and Unintended and you'll be sure about it! Unfortunately, their last album shows that the band totally sold out because it sounds just like a high quality pop-rock. Enough said.

P.S. Sorry for my English. With love from Ukraine!

The first, the original and the best! Muse combines rhythm with amazing vocals and beautiful melody. Sunburn shows what amazing result combining music of the classical genre with rock gives.

What's this doing in 6th place? Anyway, I'm in love with this album. Instead of a normal debut full of songs that even the band doesn't care about, this album is full of fantastic songs. I could listen to Uno or Escape anytime while still loving the big hits like Sunburn and Muscle Museum. For me, this is probably the best.

Sunburn is my favourite muse song

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6 The 2nd Law The 2nd Law

Their most daring and in your face album for sure. But it's very pleasing. From the brilliantly done 'Madness" to the head banging Supremacy to the U2 esque Big Freeze, this album is very good indeed.

I think the best moment on the entire record is definitely when Matt hits those amazing notes near the end of Madness, which is also the best song on the album I think.

I wouldn't recommend this album to an Origin Of Symmetry fan, but I think It's worth a listen to ANYONE who likes Muse or wants to start listening to their music. Should you start here? Maybe, maybe not. But this album is as solid as a stone. Very good indeed.

Matthew Bellamy wanted to make "something new" in this album. And he did it. He put EVERYTHING in it: hard rock (Liquid State), funk (Panic Station), Queen-like arena rock (Survival), James Bond movements (Supremacy), pop (Madness, Follow Me), even experimented with dubstep (Unsustainable). Other Muse albums are also quite good but the 2nd Law is just MAGICAL. Hope their next albums will be like this one (maybe even better) and wish Matt great success in writing. LOVE YA MATT

Follow Me and Supremacy are the greatest songs on here. Every song is awesome, but those are really impressive if I had to pick out some highlights. Definitely Muse's greatest album, just surpassing Origin Of Symmetry. Best Rock Album of 2012

I love Muse but this album sucks

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7 Drones

Muse may have overkilled their dystopia theme, but this album is more than good enough to overlook it. This album contains the two most epic Muse songs I have ever heard: Reapers and The Globalist. The solo in Reapers is so precise and absolutely perfect for the song that it has become my new favorite Muse song. The layering of vocals in the chorus is so fitting, and the entire song is worth listening to, although they shouldn't have dragged out the final smashing note. The Globalist is so pleasing to listen to at first, and the song wisely takes its time to build into a wonderful masterpiece of progressive rock. Of all the extensive songs I have listened to, this is by far the easiest to listen to. What I mean by this is that the 10 minute run time doesn't matter because every second of the song is worth it to listen to. In fact, the entire album is phenomenal, but if I could only keep two songs, it would be these.

Ok so four of the tracks off this albums have been released and they're all pretty good, especially reapers. That song is incredible. It sounds kinda like rage against the machine. So anyway, since the songs get heavier as the album goes on, so far, I feel like that's probably gonna happen for the whole album, until we reach The Globalist, a ten minute long prog-rock song that's just gonna blow everybody's faces off. I think Origin of Symmetry is their best album, then Absolution, but I'm gonna have to say, as of right now, Drones looks like it's gonna be fighting for third place against Black Holes and Reveations. Can't wait!

In y opinion, the seven muse albums can be grouped into four categories:
Origin of Symmetry and Absolution are their best and people tend to disagree on which one is first and which one is second
Black Holes and Revelations and Drones come after the first two. I don't think drones is their best, but it's definitely around black holes level, which is awesome in itself.
Resistance and 2nd Law are usually on the end of people's lists, with complaints coming towards the experimenting of the band, which I don't really have a problem with, but I will agree that these are their worst two.
Showbiz seems to be the one that no one really knows where to put it. First of all, it's overlooked by everyone, and second of all, people say it sounds a bit too much like radiohead. But it's no a bad album. Muscle Museum, Sunburn, Showbiz, and Uno all come off this album, and those are all awesome songs. But yeah I don't know where I'd out this one. Someplace between 5th and 7th place. But ...more

My favourite album of all time.

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8 H.A.A.R.P.: Live from Wembley H.A.A.R.P.: Live from Wembley

I Love Muse Live They are the Best Live Band in the world ever

I wish I could have seen this live

I remember when my mother listened on this CD and loved it. H.A.A.R.P is the best live CD.s Muse have done and I think it deserves to be on place 7

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9 Hullaballo Soundtrack Hullaballo Soundtrack

The B-sides on here deserve to be released as an actual album. Very reminiscent of Showbiz, and somehow the production seems better too. Well worth getting for the b-sides, but also for the live performance, where they absolutely rock!

I'm going to be honest, this has much more good songs on it than both The Resistance and The 2nd Law. There are no bad tracks on this album and if they released it as a full length album separately, it would be considered among the top three albums.

The single hardest muse album is also the most underrated and best in my opinion

Extremely underrated

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10 Live at Rome Olympic Stadium Live at Rome Olympic Stadium V 3 Comments

The Contenders

11 Muse EP

Coma is one of my favorite Muse songs. The should have taken it for showbiz, like all the other songs from Muse EP

12 Uprising Uprising
13 Muscle Museum Muscle Museum

The single of this song has wonderful b sides: Do We Need This? , Pink Ego Box, Con-science and Minimum all reside on this particular single. As well as those, I also love to bits the single itself, Muscle Museum.

14 Plug In Baby Plug In Baby V 1 Comment
15 New Born Ep
16 Muscle Museum Ep Muscle Museum Ep
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