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

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

2 Absolution

Matt's piano work on this album alone is reason enough to love this album. See the piano solos for Butterflies and Hurricanes and Ruled by Secrecy for example, or the outro to Apocalypse Please. The bass is amazing too, take a listen to Hysteria or Time is Running Out. This is my favorite Muse album.

One of the best albums ever... of all albums

Honestly the best album closely before Simulation theory and Drones and then by The 2nd Law, even though this may be an unpopular opinion. - TheYoMama

All songs of this album are Amaaazing!

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.

4 The Resistance

It's the only album with all amazing songs. I don't like the French part of I Belong To You. I admire Unnatural Selection!

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.

5 Drones

Favourite Songs:
Aftermath, Reapers, The Globalist, The Handler, Defector

Least Favourite Songs:
Drones, Mercy, Revolt

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.

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.

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!

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.

7 The 2nd Law

Of all the albums I have heard in my life, I have heard nothing with this much variety. I am so happy this album exists, my musical tastes are all over the place, but the 2nd law cover nearly all the genres I like. I can see why a lot of fans hated it, but the Muse fan base has a HUGE problem. When Muse changes their style, they automatically hate it. They are still waiting to this day for them to do Absolution again. But this shows that Muse doesn't seem to care what the longtime fans think, they do what they want to do. Easily my favorite by Muse. - Slipperyjack40

This is the best album by far

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.

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

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

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

Favourite Songs:
The Void, Pressure, Blockades, Algorithm, The Dark Side, Get Up and Fight

Least Favourite Songs:
Break it to Me

One of my favourites from the Group and a lot of memorable things coming from this one

The Void, The Dark side, Pessure, Something human, Thought contagion, Get up and Fight'

Least favourite:
Propaganda, algorithm

(Not in order by the way)

Deserves more credit

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

18 Muscle Museum Ep
19 This is a Muse Demo
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