Top 10 Best Muse Albums

The Top Ten
1 Origin of Symmetry

I used to think the "Drones" album was a masterpiece because it was my first and only Muse album I listened to. Boy, was I wrong! Now, "Drones" is my least favorite album besides "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," "Citizen Erased," "Plug in Baby," "Feeling Good," "Hyper Music," "Space Dementia," "Bliss" - all classics! Everyone's first Muse album to listen to should be "Origin of Symmetry" all the way! And please listen to the other albums also! Muse takes you to a whole new world.

2 Absolution

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

3 Black Holes & Revelations

My Ranking:

7. Drones (2015) - Good but disappointing
6. Showbiz (1999) - Spectacular. It has my favorite Muse song on it, Muscle Museum, but I like the others more.
5. The Resistance (2009) - I love songs like Resistance and Undisclosed Desires, but it's too short of an album.
4. Absolution (2003) - Wonderful third.
3. The 2nd Law (2012) - Piano madness. Get it? Madness too soon.
2. Origin of Symmetry (2001) - Classic.
1. Black Holes and Revelations (2006) - No need to explain. Just listen to songs like Map of the Problematique, Assassin, and Knights of Cydonia. You will be blown away.

- Charlie from #beattheblues

4 The Resistance

Why this is considered one of the worst albums by Muse will always be beyond me. Sure, this album brought some changes in Muse's 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 has 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 on this album is unique, creative, and amazing.

5 The 2nd Law

I got to know Muse in reverse order. I fell in love with two songs from "The Resistance," and after I started playing the keyboard myself, my appreciation for music increased. As such, I started to appreciate everything on "The 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, and it never disappointed.

I happen to love all the "experiments" they toy around with, since I'm so lucky to like all the styles they visit. Be it dubstep, classical, rock, pop, and of course, a bit of electronics in there as well. Add some strings to the mix, and I was completely sold. I still am. I love the diversity. For me, it all adds up and makes for a very interesting listening experience.

6 Showbiz

This should be at least 4th on this list, to be honest. With songs like Sunburn and Muscle Museum, Muse showed their full potential of being one of the greatest modern rock bands ever by debuting with this album.

I think this album is really underrated and deserves to be higher on the list. New Muse fans, before saying The 2nd Law is their best album, please listen to their other albums before giving your honest opinion.

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.

7 Drones

Muse may have overdone 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 perfect for the song that it has become my new favorite Muse song. The layering of vocals in the chorus is 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 is that the 10-minute runtime doesn't matter because every second of the song is worth it. In fact, the entire album is phenomenal, but if I could only keep two songs, it would be these.

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

To everyone who loves Muse and has not listened to this, 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 remember when my mother listened to this CD and loved it. H.A.A.R.P. is the best live CD Muse has done, and I think it deserves to be in place 7.

9 Hullaballo Soundtrack

I'm going to be honest, this has many 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 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!

Extremely underrated. Another chapter of prime Muse that doesn't disappoint.

10 Simulation Theory

I will admit that I am a little late to Muse. I discovered them about a year ago, but when I found out about this LP, I was intrigued, and before I knew it, I was hooked! I love how diverse Muse's style is. On this LP, Muse does this '80s retro-futuristic synth-pop kind of thing. I honestly love this album from front to back. Every song is just so catchy. Just listen to Propaganda. I was singing it all day and even in my dreams! It is really easy to love, and everyone should give it a chance.

I know this one will get the same hate that Drones and The 2nd Law got because it's different. But how could I be a fan of Absolution and not love this LP?

The Contenders
11 Live at Rome Olympic Stadium
12 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. In addition to those, I also love the single itself, Muscle Museum.

13 Uprising
14 Muse EP

Coma is one of my favorite Muse songs. They should have included it in Showbiz, like all the other songs from Muse EP.

15 Will of The People

Muse's best album of all time? No, but it will beat the forced "Drones," their promising debut, and for sure the lazy "Simulation Theory." I think this is the first album since "The 2nd Law" that I will genuinely enjoy again for a long time.

My personal ranking as of now:

1. Absolution
2. The 2nd Law
3. Origin of Symmetry
4. The Resistance
5. Black Holes and Revelations
6. Will of the People
7. Drones
8. Showbiz
9. Simulation Theory

"Will of the People" comes closer to the higher-ranked albums than the lower-ranked albums. Somewhere in the middle of the Muse pack is decent for this album, especially when you think of it as a "Greatest Hits" album encapsulating elements from all other works Muse has produced.

16 Plug In Baby
17 New Born Ep
18 Muscle Museum Ep
19 This is a Muse Demo
20 In Your World Ep
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