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

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

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.

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)

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2 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!

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

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

Really, this album does not have my favorite songs in it, but it is the only muse album that I can listen to any time regardless of my mood. It has a lot of good songs such as Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole, Map of the Problematique, Assassin, and Knights of Cydonia. It is also such a complete album so that I don't ever feel the need to skip around.

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

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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

7. Drones (2015) - Good but nothing really Memorable 3.9/5
6. Showbiz (1999) - Amazing but not good as the others 4.5/5
5. Origin of Symmetry (2001) - Spectacular but I love the others 4/5
4. Absolution (2003) - Defiantly the best out of the 1st 3 albums 4.5/5
3. Black holes and Revelations (2006) - Best album of 2006 5/5
2. The 2nd Law (2012) - Only a Metre away from 1 5/5
1. The Resistance (2009) - Best Album ever 5.5/5

I don't no why People hate it the Symphonic sound and rock just blend so well best song on each album

Drones (2015) - Mercy
Showbiz (1999) - Muscle Museum
Origin of Symmetry (2001) - Plug in Baby
Absolution (2003) - Hysteria
Black holes and Revelations (2006) - Map of Problumatique
The 2nd Law - Supremacy
The Resistance - MK Ultra

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5 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

I love every song on this album why is it not 1st!

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6 The 2nd Law

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

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.

I got to know Muse in reversed order. I fell in love with two songs from Resistance (do I have to tell which two? ) and after I started playing Keyboard myself, my appreciation for music went up. As such I started to appreciate all that's on Resistance and wanted to find out more about what these guys had done in the past. Going back to their previous album seemed the obvious choice to make. And it had never disappointed. I happen to love all the "experiments" they toy around with, since I'm so lucky to like all styles they visit. Be it dubstep, classic, rock, pop and of course a bit of electronics in there as well. Add some strings to the mix and was completely sold. Still am. Love the diversity. For me it all adds up and makes for a very interesting listening experience.

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.

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7 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, Muscle Museum, Showbiz, Unintended.

'enough said.

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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

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

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

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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

Great epic album! I love it!

Love it so far - Revrad

Better than 2ndLaw

I really like Muse, but this album doesn’t like them all. I only like Algorithm, Pressure and The Dark Side. - Userguy44

12 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

13 Uprising
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

That Execution Commentary though - chevygolderado

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

Good song! 1!

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

16 New Born Ep
17 Muscle Museum Ep
18 This is a Muse Demo
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