Best Muse Albums


The Top Ten

1 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

Hard hitting riffs and basslines, most original, best album this amazing band has ever made (even though all of their other albums are amazing as well)

Best album given its original sound and amazing tracks

I used to think drones album was a masterpiece because it was my first and only muse album I listened to. " And boy was I wrong! " Now drones is my least favorite album beside showbiz. That being said, I still like every muse album, even drones and showbiz. Origin of symmetry is my favorite modern day rock album! Thanks to every song being perfect on this album! New born, citizens erased, plug in baby, feeling good, hyper music, space dementia, bliss, (all classics! ). Everyone's first muse album to listen to should be OOS all the way! And listen to the other albums please also! Muse takes you to a whole new world.

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2 Absolution

Have you heard apocalypse please, time is running out, Stockholm syndrome, falling away, hysteria, butterflies and hurricanes, the small print, endlessly and the rest of the songs? if you did, this is the album you'd totally vote for.

For some reason I try to listen to this album but I can never seem to enjoy it. Weird - TheYoMama

This album has some of the best muse songs... hysteria, stockholm syndrome, time is running out, and a lot more.

Hysteria is my favorite muse song so obviously I vote for this album. But I love some of the other songs on here too like time is running out and Stockholm Syndrome

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3 Black Holes & Revelations

It's the best balance between old and new Muse. It also has Starlight, and that's the best Muse song. Objectively.

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

All muse albums are great, but this one is epic!

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

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4 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

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5 Drones

Great album, most of the songs are fantastic, the rest are great/good. I enjoy the consistent theme. Even though I love Muse's the earlier albums this is the one I always find myself putting on, so I guess it became a favourite for me without me even noticing.

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

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6 Showbiz

It's just the best, the skill used to play some of these songs and the notes matt hits. It's incredible. This is the real muse, not the disco pop material they're releasing nowerdays. This is simply the best and they don't play the songs from these albums nearly enough at there shows.

Truly the best album.

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.

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7 The 2nd Law

This has to be Muse's best album, followed closely by (so closely that I frequently oscillate between the two) The Resistance. I love all their earlier work and play those albums frequently, but for me, these two albums take Muse's epic-ness to another level. The 2nd Law is the pinnacle of their work. I am still in denial about Drones, and although I play it rarely (hoping that I may hear it differently as the year past), nothing ever changes for me; it's their worst. The first two singles from their soon to be released 2018 album are promising. Hopefully they have reinvented themselves.

So creative and awesome

This album got me into muse, such a masterpiece

Listen to Survival. If you like Queen, you'll love this.
Listen to Madness. If you like Dig Down, you'll like this.
Listen to every other song on this album. If you liked the two previously mentioned, you like them.

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

To everyone that loves Muse and has not listened to that, there is a hole in your life that needs to be filled now. It has a mix of perfect live performances from their old and new albums. It is easily the best thing Muse has ever put out, absolutely PERFECT!

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

I wish I could have seen this live

Fourth best

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9 Hullaballo Soundtrack

Hyper chondriac music was a fantastic song I absolutely adore the progression through the album.

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

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10 Live at Rome Olympic Stadium

Hey Guys This is the Best!

3rd best concert ever

They got 4K Camera!

The Contenders

11 Simulation Theory

This album is certainly different to previous ones Muse have made but that is practically the essence of Muse, to try new styles and experiment with music. Not all the songs on this album are to my liking, such as Dig Down and, whilst I don't hate it, Get Up and Fight feels like a song I'll need to get more used to. But I could easily see Simulation Theory being one of Muse's top albums.

It's definitely a different one, but I only really liked The Dark Side, Get Up And Fight, Algorithm, and Thought Contagion. Or at least those are the only ones I've heard so far...
If I were to rank those songs, they would go:
1) Thought Contagion
2)The Dark Side
3)Get Up And Fight

Great album! I always listen it from start to finish. It holds a special place in my heart and is one of my favourite Muse albums. Also I think this is their craziest and most experimental album.

Love it so far - Revrad

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12 Uprising
13 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

14 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.

15 Plug In Baby

Seen them live many times, mind blowing this track simply is wonderouse

That Execution Commentary though - chevygolderado

Good song! 1!

Execution Commentary is the best Muse track out there ;)))))

16 New Born Ep
17 Super Mario Odyssey

Bowser makes an epic feature, love to see him gelling so well with the band!

I love Matt's falsetto on this album 10/10

Best Muse song

Best muse song ever

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18 Muscle Museum Ep
19 This is a Muse Demo
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