I was introduced to Muse by Absolution, and while collecting everything else they've ever done, I found this song. It's the most absolutely brilliant, heavy and beautiful song ever recorded! Not many songs can seamlessly transition between the awesome beginning riff and finish with the sublime piano ending. The lyrics and vocals only add to this song's greatness, it should easily be number one on the list. Muser for life!
This song is amazing, the structure is absolutely awesome, such a powerful rock track, one of the greatest life songs of all time, every true fan knows this is their best!
HOW CAN THIS SONG NOT BE IN THE FIRST PLACE?! This is a Masterpiece: Amazing guitar intro, amazing vocals (obviously, it's Matt Bellamy), amazing slow bridge, amazing guitar riff again, amazing guitar solo and amazing piano outro. WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ASK FOR IN A SONG?
My Top 30 by Muse: 1. Citizen Erased, 2. Map of the Problematique, 3. Fury, 4. Muscle Museum, 5. Eternally Missed, 6. Time Is Running Out, 7. Stockholm Syndrome, 8. Showbiz, 9. Hysteria, 10. Thoughts of a Dying Atheist, 11. Sunburn, 12.New Born, 13. Butterflies and Hurricanes, 14. City of Delusion, 15. Animals, 16. Bliss, 17. Supremacy, 18. Ruled By Secrecy, 19. The Handler, 20. Unnatural Selection, 21. Micro Cuts, 22. Sing For Absolution, 23. Apocalypse Please, 24. Panic Station, 25.The Small Print, 26. Supermassive Black Hole, 27. Starlight, 28. Falling Away With You, 29. Darkshines, 30. Endlessly.
The only reason why this isn't number one is that nobody knows about it. If you are a 2nd Law and Resistance fan who has never heard of Origin of Symmetry, listen to this song. It is the best Muse song I have ever heard, and trust me. I have heard them all
I don't know how Muse manage to do it, but this is an amazing concoction. Lots of people haven't heard enough of the first two albums. Uprising is only 1 because it's really popular and OoS has been buried. STOP RIGHT NOW AND LISTEN TO IT! Even if you've already heard it, the album may seem hard and weird at first, but will grow, like it did for me, to be one of your favourite albums by them. Citizen is amazing and is currently my favourite song with complex mood changes, and it's complex on the guitar, trust me on that one. Vote Citizen Erased for #1! P.S.Citizen is also really fun to say.
IT'S JUST BRILLIANT... the abrupt start that decrescendos into Matt singing soft notes, which leads into an awesome guitar solo and the loudest part of the song after an epic guitar solo, then decrescendos again into something that could make any human cry. It's just wonderful.
I'm not surprised that this doesn't even make it to top 10. A hidden gem in Muse's catalog. This showcases their musical diversity and THE song that defines them (on what they do best); dark, heavy, majestic, chilling and emotional.
Wow at # 7? All REAL Muse fans know that this song is their Magnum Opus. It's so hilarious to see this song below Hysteria, TiRO and Uprising. This is Muse's core sound packaged in one monstrous and at the same time beautiful piece of music.
If you love then muse this song has to be number 1. It's about how it feels to be questioned. And how it reminds the questioned of how he/she used to be so innocent. This song is by far the greatest muse song. - Jenkinsm8
This is one of the best tracks I've ever heard, from any band. I listen to a lot of music, from Johnny Cash to Eminem, and have heard a lot of really great pieces of art. But this song, start to finish, is simply beautiful.
Knights of Cydonia is a work of genius, I don't deny that. But this, like others say, goes up with Paranoid Android and Bohemian Rhapsody. If the rest of the songs are genius, then this song is... godly. Purely mystical.
7 and half minutes of pure beauty. Very dark and yet light
Every time I hear this song I get so excited. Matt's falsetto part is just amazing. It's such an epic song.
This is one of their greatest, but not the perfection that muse can reach. Still top ten stuff
I ' love Muse and it's very hard for me to decide on the "best" one, but if I had to pick one to take with me into a desert island I'd have to chose this one! It's a shame it doesn't even make the top 10 in here...
This is Muse's take on a rock opera (loosely). I would vote this song up with Bohemian Rhapsody and Paranoid Android and Stairway to Heaven. Easily Muse's best song.
Is this list for real? Are you serious? Why is their best song in 15th? What the heck!?
I started with mainstream Muse, but now, I wouldn't be caught dead with a TOP TENS Muse list without Citizen Erased in the top three.
Muse's Bohemian Rhapsody... Simply a beast song. Could die to this song. And I can relate to the lyrics and the heavy riffs and then the soft piano outro and the slow guitar parts inbetween, simply amazing...
This song deserves to be the top Muse song. It has a dark feel to it at the end and it just makes me think. I wish that Muse would create more songs like this.
The last song I listened from this album, and to me, it's one of their best, not even Plug-in Baby or New Born have the same weight as this one. It's a must-listen for all Muse fans.
An amazing song that got buried in the Megalomania of The Resistance and The 2nd Law (I have nothing against these, but they were more mainstream.). This song was the best song on OoS, which is saying a lot. Extreme character and flashes between hard rock and a slow ballad. Will get stuck in head, and life is great when it is.
This is Muse's greatest song. I'm not a snob who thinks older material is automatically better, this is simply their best song. Then Hysteria.
Citizen Erased is one of the reason Origin is by far the best album of Muse. That heavy feeling through the song is brilliant, with its intense and calm parts of the song. Pure awesomeness, pure Muse. List should be: Citizen Erased, Megalomania, Knights of Cydonia, Plug in baby, Darkshines, Hyper Music and so on..