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Black Holes and Revelations

Muse

2006

Black Holes and Revelations

Album Summary

Black Holes and Revelations is the fourth studio album by the English rock band Muse. It was released on 3 July 2006 through Muse's Helium-3 imprint and Warner Bros. Records. Muse recorded Black Holes and Revelations over four months in New York and southern France with producer Rich Costey. It saw a change in style for Muse, with influences including Depeche Mode, Millionaire, Lightning Bolt, Sly and the Family Stone, and music from southern Italy. Like their previous albums, it features political and dystopian undertones, with lyrics covering topics such as political corruption, alien invasion, revolution and New World Order conspiracies, as well as more conventional love songs. Black Holes and Revelations received positive reviews and appeared on many year-end lists. It received a Mercury Prize nomination and later appeared in the 2007 version of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album entered the charts at number one in five countries, including the United Kingdom, and in the top 10 in several other countries. It was later certified triple platinum in the UK and platinum in the US. Singles "Supermassive Black Hole" and "Knights of Cydonia" were both UK top-10 hits, while "Starlight", "Map of the Problematique", and "Invincible" all charted within the top 25. As of 2018, Black Holes and Revelations has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide, making it the band's second most successful album behind The Resistance.

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3.56

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4770

Genres

  • Rock
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Sat Mar 05 2022
1

Muse have always struck me as the kind of band who dye their pubes in place of a personality. I've just dyed my pubes red and it looks like I've murdered an octopus in the bath. The music sounds like one of the non-Chris Martin ones in Coldplay had a wild weekend listening to Radiohead and tried to pass it off as an original idea. The result is terminal ear cancer.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
3

I've never liked Muse. Too polished for me. It's okay, but it's rock for an IT consultant with a tribal tattoo under his shirt. Not remotely cool.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

Muse was my first ever rock show. Muse was the first band I discovered on my own, and I recommended it to all my friends. I remember when I first heard "Darkshines" and went bizarre playing it, on repeat, showing it to everyone around. I still wonder why the metalhead girl who all the guys were into, for some reason, did not like its fuzz-driven riff... Well, whatever. The point is – Muse is a super important band to me that has largely introduced me to heavier music, and it's sad that 10+ years after I heard this album for the first time, I don't like it as much as I used to. Is it because this album foreshadowed what Muse was to become in a decade? Probably, and that's key to my relationship with the band: Muse music (sorry for the awful wordplay) appeals to teenage angst and frustration and high hopes I experienced on par with all the other 14-year olds who did not get the lyrics, but in retrospect, the songs appear... Pretty stupid? Naive? Overly pompous? Well, probably everything together, and I don't want to listen to it anymore. Sorry, Muse. Don't get me wrong, I'm still super grateful to Muse. I enjoy (my memories of) the cyber-machinegun fuzz-n-whammy guitar riffs, distorted basslines, insanely produced vocals, guitar-keyboard lines... You name it. Unfortunately, for me, this is the last great Muse album, and that's what makes it more bitter than sweet.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
3

Deranged man records album at bottom of well

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Sat Mar 05 2022
2

fairly unbearable this. its just so synthetic and soulless and those singles have been played to fucking death. 16 year old me copied origin of symetry onto a minidisc and loved listening to it on the bus to school so much that he went to see muse at the apollo. he put blue hair gel in because he was wacky and totally different. that sums up what muse is for. wacky 16 year olds with blue hair gel.

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

This album has been removed from the latest editions of the book. Enjoyed it a lot still. I used to not care about Muse much, feels quite strange I’m about to rate it 5*! 4.5/5

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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

Muse’s BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIONS is an epic space rock album that plays like a soundtrack for encountering of the wonders of the deep space. The songs are unapologetically grandiose - like audio versions of Hubble Space Telescope images. It feels like It was created in some cosmic forge involving Radiohead, Yes, U2, Queen and Nine Inch Nails. The music is wildly and perfectly overblown. The vocals are off the hook soaring effortlessly through the maelstrom. A phenomenal album!

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Sun Apr 03 2022
5

Spectacular! A flawless album of otherworldly themes, it eschews all the heavy-handed snide emo bullshit that was prevalent at the time. It was a massive breath of fresh air then and it still is now. You can hear and feel the rock stardom yet to come for Bellamy. I love this wholeheartedly.

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Fri May 27 2022
5

The last truly amazing Muse album. Knights of Cydonia is a GOAT stadium anthem. Starlight hasn't aged very well for me but apart from that this still holds up extremely well. Map of the Problematique is a severely underrated Muse track.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

I think that Supermassive Black Hole being used so prominently in the first Twilight movie has tainted that song for me... and Knights of Cydonia was mega hard on Guitar Hero 3! Overall, I'd prefer to listen to one of Muse's other albums. 2.5

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Tue Feb 01 2022
1

No mamen no voy a oír esta mierda.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
1

Rubbish. Couldn’t give it 0

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

One of the biggest sounding albums ever

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

Big sounds on this one. I particularly enjoy sexy vamp baseball.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
5

Great

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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

I was a bit taken by surprise by this one. Singing "You will burn in hell" to a Philip-Glass-sounding synthesizer caused me to short circuit. The more I listened, the more I got it. It's pretty operatic. I love all the amazing sounds on this album. I also realized that I bought Muse's song "Uprising" some years ago and have always been a fan of it without really hearing that those lyrics are also pretty over-the-top.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

Give me Matt Belemey desperate vocals and I'm just gone. It is _possible_ the lyrics aren't quite as deep as 14 year old me thought they were, but sonically just so dramatic and in tune with the lyrical styling, and so much fun. Sure muse have a formula, but it's the formula for me.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
5

Fantastic album! Chalk full of hits, the B-sides are great.

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Sat Apr 02 2022
5

Definitely a top played album on my iPod back in the day. Still holds up, a fantastic album

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Sat Apr 02 2022
5

A very important album in my history. I think Supermassive Black Hole was a turning point in music for me. I realized that sexy pop songs are cool.

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Sat Apr 02 2022
5

Una maravilla

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Tue Apr 05 2022
5

Fantasticly done

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Wed Apr 13 2022
5

A great albums. I’ve never heard any of their music until now. Really enjoyed it

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Mon Apr 18 2022
5

Hef notað nokkur lög af þessari í líkamsræktarplaylista. Gæðarokk frá þeim tíma hljómsveitar þegar hún er búin að finna sinn hljóm og er enn fersk, frumleg og með fullt af hugmyndum sem þurfa ekki mikla pródúksjón til að virka.

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Fri Apr 29 2022
5

superb

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Fri May 06 2022
5

Great album which started my love for Muse. 5

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Tue May 10 2022
5

It's like fake grass. SILVER fake grass, just like the grass in planet K-69420. It feels artificial. But it's undeniably fun to play on once in a while.

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Fri May 20 2022
5

Bro fuck my girl for not showing me this whole album. I played guitar hero and was like what is this pretentious shit w cydonia but damn this some flame. Perfect w some aot

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Fri May 27 2022
5

Muse is a great band, and their conspiracy theory vibes are bit harder to stand in this day and age, but this album is absolutely fantastic. Knights of Cydonia is an all-time great tune. Starlight, Map of the Problematique, Assassin, and Supermassive Black Hole are all top tier songs.

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Fri May 27 2022
5

I don't like everything Muse has done, but I really like this album. There's such a cool mix of fun theatric songs mixed with more "serious" rock songs, often going back and forth in the same track. Just about every song has many nuanced layers; it's a real listener's album as Gina Gleason likes to say.

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Sat Jun 04 2022
5

Extraordinary album, from Take a bow to Glorious. I got to know Muse for The Resistance. Nowadays, I dont which one is my favourite. The artistic concepts generated by Bellamy's band are perfectly executed in this album.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
5

IJzersterk album dat al heel lang 1 van favorieten is. Qua lyrics heel goed, en zowel piano, gitaar, bas en drums komen afwisselend eens fantastisch tot hun recht

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

i love muse, and i knew the headliners of this album starlight, supermassive blackhole and knights of cydonia but the other songs are also great, special mention of map of the problematique. Only critique is that since hearing the live version of knights i cannot hear that one anymore without the once upon a time in the west intro

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Fri Jun 17 2022
5

Love this album. The synth/electronic/rock works really well in my opinion. Also really enjoy the heavy basslines throughout the album. "Starlight" and "Knights of Cydonia" were my favourite tracks.

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Sun Jun 19 2022
5

nice muse

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

I was obsessed with this album as a teenager. Still slaps. Still remember the lyrics haha

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

This album was fantastically epic. Perfect soundtrack to the world ending. Knights of Cydonia bangs.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

Hell yes! So many hits and hard hitting album cuts like Assassin. Probably my favorite album of a band I really love. Knights of Cydonia is an all-timer! One of my favorite running songs ever...

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Fri Jul 22 2022
5

Gorgeous futuristic and nice lyrics

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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

I forgot how good this album was, really wish Muse could get back to this level one day. I have some minor issues with the 2nd half of the album, but the highs more than make up for it. Love the layers of guitar and synth that build up such a big sound.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
5

Beetje duister, electro-deuntjes, maar toch rock. Ik heb altijd een verkeerde indruk van Muse gehad (verward met Mumford and Sons). Dit is toch wel heel gave muziek. Leuk album ook met een paar heel goede nummers. Mijn favorieten: Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole, Assassin en Knights of Cydonia. *****

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Tue Aug 16 2022
5

While Radiohead is still my male manipulator music of choice, this is a good entry into that genre. I still love supermassive black hole and knights of cydonia but the rest of the album also goes hard, especially the first two songs. Overall, right up my alley and it’s getting an objective 4 but subjective 5

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Sun Aug 21 2022
5

21/08/2022 Muse – Black Holes and Revelations 5/5 Muse is one of my favourite bands, at least their early period including The Resistance. It is one of those that you need to go to one of their concerts before you die just because how incredible the experience would be. Matt Bellamy’s voice is also, in my opinion, one of the best male voices of all the time, and I love his vocal range and use of falsetto in songs like Supermassive Black Hole or Micro Cuts (of Origin of Symmetry). Black Holes and Revelations is, maybe nor their best, but their most regular album, with great singles like Supermassive Black Hole or Knights of Cydonia; and incredible not so well-known songs like Take a Bow. I think I’m biased and probably my review won’t be objective, but I can’t leave aside how much I like them. Take a Bow – 5/5 I think this is the hidden gem of the album (and we are just at the beginning). Take a Bow is a great crescendo song that is perfect for introducing the listeners to the sounds and feelings of the album. Probably my second favourite song of the album, the initial synth arpeggio, the transition, and the rocking end are fantastic. All of that ornated with the fantastic Matt Bellamy voice. Starlight – 4/5 One of the weak legs of the album, not because the song is not great, but because it clashes a bit against the album and maybe even Muse’s previous sound. Apart from that, it is a fantastic pop song with a touch of rock. Supermassive Black Hole – 5/5 If I remember correctly, this is the song that introduced me to Muse (maybe from one of early 2000's FIFA’s games?). Again, maybe a little bit more pop-rock that usual, but the right amount to not become too different. Again, absolutely great falsetto vocals, and the core of the song. Map of the Problematique – 4.5/5 Another great song, but this one needs a little bit more to be perfect for me. Maybe it needs a bit of uniqueness compared to what we have listened previously in the album. Love the guitar riff and piano that the song is built around. Soldier’s Poem – 4/5 Another weak leg of the album. It is the type of ballad Muse normally composes and it should have needed to stand out from the rest to be better. Invincible – 4.5/5 Another slow song, but this one has the things to make itself unique. The marching band drums and the build up to the guitar solo and the end of the song are great. It is also a very good middle point to the album and transition to the “B-side”. Assassin – 5/5 Turning towards the more “heavy-rock” sound of the band, it is quite powerful and successful in what it tries to achieve. Exo-Politics – 4/5 A bit generic and flat-sounding, but not bad. Very recognizable Muse sound. City of Delusion – 4.5/5 Great at creating a very exotic atmosphere (“Wild-west” with the guitar riff and trumpet, more “oriental-inspired” with its strings). Good and different rock song. Hoodoo – 5/5 Following the lead of City of Delusion, this track starts as a ballad that continues the atmosphere of the last song, but evolves into a more dramatic and grandiloquent sound, very similar to Space Dementia of Origin of Symmetry. That makes it very interesting. Knights of Cydonia – 5/5 My favourite Muse song, and the strongest of the album. What a 6-minute masterpiece. It is great developing a story, not only in the little lyrics it has (and the context behind them), but also through the evolution of its sound as it progresses. It is also great at gathering energy thorough until it all explodes at the end. Glorious – 4.5/5 I am one of those who believes that Knights of Cydonia could have been the best closure song to this album, ending it with a great clash of energy. This song is not bad at all, nonetheless. Another space-rock inspired track that follows Muse most knowledgeable structure and sound.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

actual bueno

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

One of the best albums of them, every song on it is a banger

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Sat Sep 10 2022
5

Five stars for how much I used to slay Knights of Cydonia on Guitar Hero

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

This sounds like Radiohead decided they cared about what the music sounds like and made a space rock album that isn't actually about space. Weird in all the right ways. Best track: City of Delusion

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Sun Sep 25 2022
5

Almost perfect, very exciting, not 1 song sounds the same

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

What an album. The drama, the performances, the innovation, the ability... Early 2000s muse were a force

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

Jävla mästerverk

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

Muse es una banda de controversias y cada disco es un capítulo más de eso. Este disco, para los que siguen a la banda desde sus comienzos, es el brinco a lo comercial; para los que siguen a la banda desde su éxito en la radio, este es todavía un disco complicado y hasta pesado; y para muchos fue el "gateway album". En lo personal, aunque no es mi número 1 de Muse, igual contiene un montón de favoritas y hace que me guste mucho. Se ven distintas facetas (el lado cursi, el lado rockero, el lado progresivo) y aún conserva el balance para seguir siendo un disco que se puede oír de principio a fin sin un problema.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
5

I love Muse. Love this album. Amazing band! Wish to be on their concert soon.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
5

This is mainly for nostalgia because i love this album. Great songs

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

This is the final great Muse album. What a fun ride. Aside from a small lull in the middle with Soldier’s Poem, every song on this album is unique, hard hitting, and well written. Every instrument pulls its weight. Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole, and Knights of Cydonia are my favorites on this album.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

I understand why this album is on this list. Not one song was a sleeper. It seem like the album continue to pick up pace song by song. They reminded me of Queens of the Stone Age lead vocals, and of course queen harmonies. I heard a lot of 70s influence in this including Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. I want to sit down with this again read the words and read some liner notes.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

Awesome. Loved this since I was a teenager and it's been a while since I've listened to this. So a nostalgic ride. Plenty of great tracks on here and Knights of Cydonia is one badass album closer.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

Another fantastic surprise, but I have loved Muse before

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Thu Nov 24 2022
5

one of the greatest

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Fri Nov 25 2022
5

The last great muse album.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
5

Loved it. The artestry and pagentry and drama.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
5

The electronic distortion and singing voice is not for everyone and I myself am still not 100% convinced by it, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a great rock album with couple of bangers that rock hard! 🤘🏻

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Tue Nov 29 2022
5

Confession: I was a huge Muse fan in high school, and that obsession started with this album. Nostalgia definitely plays a role here, but listening back today I'm still floored by how well this album mixes the ostentatious, proggish rock the band was already known for with a heavy dose of electronics + a little Western pastiche to make a Space-Cowboy rock opera that somehow doesn't crumble to bits under the weight of all its ideas. Is it a little corny in parts? Yeah. Do all of Bellamy's conspiratorial, lizard government ideas make for great song material? LOL. Is 'Demonocracy' perhaps the most high-school edgelord lyric of all time? Most certainly. But despite the obligatory trappings of being a Muse album, Black Holes is so much more than the sum of its odd and contradictory parts. The instrumentals here still wow to this day and represent perhaps the most experienced and tasteful performances of the band's career – I've been trying to mimic the simple-but-speedy drum fill in 'Assassin' for years now and still need some practice. Every bass line, guitar solo, and drum fill steals the show without detracting from the holistic impact of each track, and though somewhat indulgent at times the album manages to pull off a cohesive feel without sacrificing each song's wildly individual feel. Muse hadn't jumped the shark yet, but they were definitely on the ramp at this point. Bellamy's introduction to synths on this album may have cratered the band's already divisive career from then on out, but damn if it didn't perfectly gel together into one LP that had a huge impact on high-school me. While I've grown out of my outright fandom for the band, I will never forget or forsake the album that contains all the tracks that made me pay attention to instrumentation for the first time. 'Knights of Cydonia' rocks so damn hard it made me start playing the guitar, a musical touchstone in its own right that put me on the path to being the indiehead I am today. Cheesy, stupid, and over-the-top it may be, but I'll be damned if I don't say that I love this LP.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
5

Great album! I spent a lot of time listening to and playing all the riffs on "Knights of Cydonia". It is such a great song and a perfect encapsulation of the whole album. Leading bass guitar, very upbeat drums, plenty of electronics, weird solos on guitar and a constant (and sometimes a bit annoying) vocal by Matt Bellamy. Every song on this album sticks to that concept, whether slower or faster, more melancholic or less, they have a recipe that works. It is not my favourite album by Muse, I find "Origin of Symmetry" a bit better and more diverse than Black Holes and Revelations, but still, it is a great album and I 100% recommend it to everyone.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

Muse sounds like the lovechild of Radiohead and Coldplay, and as insulting as that might sound, it actually works really well here. All of these songs are well written, well performed, well produced, and honestly make me think of Muse in a different light than I had previously. The biggest issue I have with the album is that there isn't a whole lot of personality throughout. Regardless, the songs are strong enough to largely ignore this fact and just groove/rock out. Favorite Tracks: "Starlight", "Supermassive Black Holes", "Invincible", "City of Delusion", "Knights of Cydonia", "Glorious"

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

Take a Bow - sounds like an intro track Starlight - sounds like a really good actual first track; the production makes the introductory bass riff and sprawling synth lines hit like a ton of bricks. Matt Bellamy's emotion-heavy performance drives the lyrics of frayed-relationship issues home. Supermassive Black Hole - i like how the dark synths juxtapose with the cocky whining guitars and vocal performances. there's a lot of different sounds and ideas being toyed with that come together really well. Map of the Problematique - sports a catchy repetitive motif that's built upon with unique synths, guitar tones, and layering vocal lines. it feels more vibey than the other tracks without the engaging rhythmic and melodic switch-ups. Soldier's Poem - a stripped-back acoustic piece that isn't long enough to leave much of an impact, but the Beach Boys-esque harmonies are interesting Invincible - the track only gets interesting during the bridge, with warbling sound effects, wailing guitar lines, and that really cool bass line at the beginning of it; the rest of the song is an unimpressive slow burn. Assassin - the repetition-heavy nature of the song structures throughout the album start to lose their luster, even though this song still works. the opening lines don't grab as well as earlier tracks like "Starlight" but there's still enough aggression and space-rock inspired sounds to give the song the drive it needs. Exo-Politics - the track is punchy from the opening drum pattern, topped with haunting theremins and fuzzy, distorted guitars. City of Delusion - constantly morphing into different sonic palettes, with Spanish guitars and trumpets sprinkled into an epic piece. Hoodoo - I haven't been clicking with the more ballad-ish tracks so far, but this one works better than the previous. The crescendo near the middle of the track paired with meaningful lyrics creates a decent deep cut for the record. Knights of Cydonia - Goddamn, this one's good. It's such an epic way to finish the track list with so many interesting qualities, like the piercing acapella section and its overall sense of scope. Overall, I enjoyed this record a lot more than I thought I would. Most of the deep cuts don't hit as hard as the singles, but the space-rock/prog-rock/alternative-dance sounds sound great with the powerfully unique vocals and staggering musicianship. BEST TRACKS: Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole, City of Delusion, Knights of Cydonia WORST TRACKS: Invincible

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Muse claramente tem influências de Bach, isso ninguém pode negar ! Hahah

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Tue Feb 15 2022
4

A good album but not their best.

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

I really like Muse. Seen them live twice, this is a really good album, love the singles, the rest of the songs are ok. I do prefer Absolution to this album, but as a muse fan I’d rate this 4 stars. Can see why it’s been removed from the newer editions of the book, as it’s not an album I’d be telling people who have never heard of muse to go listen to, but my own personal preference is I really like this.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

Thicc riffs

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

Pretty great album overall. Not one I really loved but one I have big respect for. Very heavy at times and some of the song transitions were hard to spot. Throughout it's got some brilliant songs, with Knights of Cydonia being my favourite. Also enjoyed the singles Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole and the album cut Assassin.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Epic and delightful. Haven't listened to this a while but I can see myself entering a Muse phase.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Pretty good, some great tunes here. Some of the slower songs stopped this from being higher rated.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

I thought I didn’t like Muse. I think I was wrong. Their sound on the album varied a lot instrumentally which was cool

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Ambitious. Epic. Spacey yet firmly grounded. A fine listen.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Surprisingly good. Highly enjoyable. He gets a little whiney sounding.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

I find it hard to separate this album from my previous experience of it - which is to say, it sounds like my adolescence. At least part or that has to do with the sheer bombast and somewhat overwrought quality of the lyrics. That's not necessarily a knock on the album, either. It's a lot of fun, musically a rock solid piece of work from a band that had just gone stratospheric, with a whole load of elements of a Western-tinged space opera. I was never a hardcore Muse fan, but this album is perhaps the one I've had most history with of the ones I've listened to so far, and it holds up perhaps better than I expected: it's loud, varied, and weird in all the right places. In Supermassive Black Holes, Map of the Problematique, Starlight and Knights of Cydonia, the album has a respectable clutch of hits (the latter of which is good enough to retain some charm even despite a million drunken Rock Band failures).There are lots of elements to commend lesser played tracks such as Assasin, too. As an album, however, it feels slightly disjointed. Some tracks seem like they'd have been a better fit on earlier albums, while others, like Knights of Cydonia, are fully committed to that particular Southwesten Alpha Centauri theme. It's almost as if they didn't quite have the confidence in their newfound star status to fully commit to their concept across the whole album. Every musical decision on the album seems specifically designed to up the drama, which, given the requisite amount of weirdness, is exactly how stadium rock ought to be done. However, the lyrics also naturally tend towards the overblown, and sometimes struggle to convey their sentiments without veering into theatrical insincerity. Connecting with some of the songs emotionally can feel like a performance in and of itself.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

Smells like teen spirit

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

I love the dystopian themes of this album, along with the cinematic touches to multiple tracks. Teleported me back to a decade ago for sure.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
4

Legal, acho que o album mais famoso do Muse Melhores músicas: Starlight, Invincible e Knights Of Cydonia

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Mon Apr 04 2022
4

I see why some say it sounds like radiohead

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Sat Apr 09 2022
4

swear we’ve already had this

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

Been meaning to listen to Muse for a while, did not disappoint.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

Peak Muse?

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

Very good before going into madness

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Tue May 03 2022
4

I've often not known how to feel about Muse. At their best (whatever that means on a personal level) they seem a perfect modern mix of Queen and Radiohead with a metal-ish bent but with strong melodic tendencies. Then other times they turn me off with overblown production, overly-emotive vocals and just...too much. This album has always had a bit of both but I think overall it's a really good intro to whether someone's going to like them or not - i'll start with the annoying because there's less of that for me on this album: the only track I really dislike is "Assassin" - it's the too much/too dense/too loud all crystalized. Overall the album (and band) do suffer from a sameness and density that's occasionally tough to get through in long stretches for me. But at the same time the album is an interesting and rather diverse platter of weird and haunting melodies - you have a very accessible "Starlight" which has a very late80s new wave melodic sound to it in the verses...."Supermassive Black Hole" sounds a bit like a different band - took me a while to like that one with affected falsetto vocals but the thickythic riffs are pretty compelling. Speaking of riffs, "Map of the Problematique" is a pretty great one. "Exo-Politics" is a rather basic (for Muse) composition but a good straightforward rock song. Nice to finally hear a bit of dynamics (i.e. acoustic guitar) on the beginning of "City of Delusion" even if it (of course) launches into a much bigger song - albeit with different middle-eastern tonalities on this one (which carry into the next one "Hoodoo" - speaking of which...Jeff Buckley vocal influence on the beginning there...?). I can see why some would dislike this band for the same reasons others would love them: a larger-than life loud arena guitar rock band that utilizes a ton of electronic effects and overwrought vocals... it's not a band for everyone, but I'll take this over something like Lou Reed's* shit any day. 7/10 4 stars. *(yes it's a personal vendetta to crap on Lou Reed and his acolytes when/wherever possible even when there's absolutely no reason. Because he was a musical mockery and that's enough of a reason any day.)

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Fri May 13 2022
4

Not bad, lyrics are ominous, couple of tracks I enjoyed. Singer eerily similar to some of Thom Yorke’s rockier songs

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Fri May 20 2022
4

Hard to judge as it was played to death when it came out and they recieved a fair bit of criticism for being over the top and I seem to remember they were becoming unfashionable at the time this album came out. I prefer Origin of Symmetry but this album is good too. Despite heavy influence from Radiohead and Jeff Buckley Muse are still very much their own thing (no one ever talks about their Rachmaninov influence though!). This album is a good representation of their epic, stadiumy music. I don't mind the over the topness and I really enjoyed listening to "Starlight" and "Map of the Problematique" again.

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Fri May 20 2022
4

Not even close to Origin Of Symmetry

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Mon May 23 2022
4

Goddamn I love Matthew Bellamey's voice. His falsetto is so clean, I hate it! Starlight is great. Supermassive Black Hole is entertaining. Soldier's Poem is very Queen-esque. Knights of Cydonia is just so good. Gosh this album was such ear candy I can't help giving it a high ranking even if it doesn't converge on some grand ideal.

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Fri May 27 2022
4

This is where I start to fall off with Muse. This album is really great, but the pop elements start to outgrow their proggy britches here and it really begins to spoil the whip-smart arena prog niche they’ve carved for themselves. Still, Knights of Cydonia is a JAM. 3.5

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Mon Jun 06 2022
4

Really good writing and musicianship.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
4

Quite a good listen for me personally. Supermassive Black Hole will always be baseball from Twilight, but Starlight was one of my favorite songs growing up. Everything else was new to me. Melodically, it gets a little bit predictive, but nonetheless pleasant. I also really like the rock instrumentals going on.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

I enjoyed this. I didn't follow the band until The Resistance. Their music is a great blend of many things I like. This record is no exception.

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Sat Jun 11 2022
4

An album that unites rock and baroque pop. Some songs are also reminiscent of Prince, U2 and Hendrix. Beautiful. (8/10) FT: Knights Of Cydonia, Supermassive Black Hole, Soldiers Poem

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Sun Jun 12 2022
4

This is a band that I've long meant to get to know better, so I'm glad this album showed up today. This band scares the sh*t out of me. I mean that in a great way. Not scared as in I'm frightened of any danger; it's more akin to intimidation. And it's why I'm drawn to them. Their music, at least the few songs I've heard over the past few years when I first stumbled across them, can be complicated, layered, and tense. I love that. This is the first full album of theirs to which I've ever listened in its entirety. They can be a bit more straightforward at times than I had experienced previously, and I like the range it shows and the accessibility it provides. Masterful musicians, writers, and arrangers. Performances are incredible. I shall spend more time with them, I know.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
4

This and Origin of Symmetry are my favorite Muse albums. Too bad they get worse and worse with every album they put out. It's music that was probably made in a lab and if I were to sniff the album I would get glitter in my nose, but it's still really damn good. The best song on the album, also the best song of the entire Muse discography is without a doubt "Knights of Cydonia". Other great songs: "Starlight", "City of Delusion", "Glorious" and "Supermassive Black Hole".

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

Best Song: Knights of Cydonia. Although there are many great tracks on this album, I have to give it to this one, largely because of how unique it is, and the intense feelings of nostalgia I have for it. Worst Song: Soldier's Poem. Amidst the epic, grandiose tracks that begin and end this album, this sleepy lullaby in the middle falls short. Overall: Muse somehow is able to create this epic and expansive sound that doesn't come off as cheesy or self-important. The vocals always carry this slightly ethereal wisp and the instrumentation feels both science fiction and fantasy. For reasons that I can't fully articulate, this music feels like hymns for the space age.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

Have not listened to Muse in years. This was better than I thought it would be. Will come back to it.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

yeah muse is kinda cool

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Fri Jul 01 2022
4

Fav songs: - Take a Bow - Starlight - Knights of Cydonia

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

Estilo propio de Muse. Dos megahits. El resto se me ha hecho un poco de bola. Un 4.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

Amazing album. Great space rock.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

good album, not as good as absolution, but still solid. slightly more experimental

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

Like a lost U2 album.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

A lot of people find Muse overrated and I get it. But this album holds a special place in my heart and takes me back to my 16 year old self. Man, I just want to go to space.

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Sat Jul 16 2022
4

Malgrat els seus primers discos solen estar millor valorats, aquí és on Muse va culminar artísticament el seu rock épic i grandiloqüent. Tot el que fa Muse de Muse és aquí, i aquí és on millor s'hi troba. 'Starlight', 'Invincible', Kinghts of Cydonia'... van contribuïr a fer d'ells una banda d'estadis a Europa, rol que s'acabaria de confirmar en el següent 'The Resistance'. I temes com 'Map of the Problematique' o 'Supermassive Black Hole' el confirmen com l'opera magna de la banda. Encara estava a anys vista la davallada increïble de qualitat que vindria a partir de 'The 2nd Law' (fins a 'Simulation Theory' com a mínim). Aquí encara eren imparables

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Sun Jul 17 2022
4

Already a fan of Muse but havn't listened to most of their albums fully. This album is pretty good.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Solid album. Starts off with what would be a better last song but keeps the momentum going.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

Really solid album. Starlight is extremely catchy and fun. The slow crescendo throughout Invincible pays off in a thunderous climax and Knights of Cydonia is a great rock song with prog elements.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

I've never listened to Muse because I was skeptical of the hype surrounding them. This is album is an epic listen. The instrumentation is very creative and evocative throughout. His voice is incredibly effortless. I get the sense the album had an overarching theme. Sounds like: Radiohead, heavy Smashing Pumpkins, romantic/classical, White Stripes Standout tracks: "Take a Bow" was a great intro. "Starlight" of course is a bopper "Invincible" and "Knights" had epic moments

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Fri Jul 29 2022
4

really good, hadn't heard it before, but reminded me of shoegaze.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

Nice electro-rock sound. "Starlight" and "Supermassive Black Hole" are probably the most known songs. 8/10.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

Clear Queen influence

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

I really enjoy this album. It is creative and a few of the songs are pretty mid 2000’s iconic. I think the muse get a bad wrap because their newer music is no where near their old stuff, and because of this people dislike this album. I can understand hating this album because you played Knights of Cydonia on guitar hero a couple thousand times but for me, Matt Bellamy’s voice is solid and I miss the old Muse 4/5

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

This is a pretty good album, very well put together, some massive singles. not everyone loves matt Bellamys voice (i don't really) - but song composition is very good.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

Pretty pretty great. 4.5

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

I should listen to Muse more

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Had already liked Supermassive Black hole (track 3). Like the album quite a bit - different directions than I tend to choose but with still familiar sounds.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Solid album from a solid band

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

Solid.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

pog album

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

The opening track sounds like dated prog rock although it redeems itself with a good whack of noise at the end. The second song, Starlight, sounds contrived -  like it was intended to be "the single". I was surprised to read that it was the second single. With the singles out of the way, the album gets better again.  Assanin starts the same way as the opening track but redeems itself much sooner. The trend continues with most of the other songs (Knights of Cydonia being an excellent example) where the vocals sound like prog rock but the music is fresh and cookin' with attitude. They experiment with a lot of different sounds and this really works. For example the  solo in City of Delusion has an exotic sound that is far less heavy than the rest of the song.   Most the songs have 5 potential. There are a couple of plain vanilla songs which isn't fatal, but the one thing that is tough to deal with is the vocals reminding me of prog rock. I'm not talking about PG era Genesis prog rock; they remind me of  the prog rock that still causes nightmares - like Styx. This makes the 5 fall to a 3 but I'll bump to 4 since I do like the majority of the music and the 3 rating won't make my nightmares turn into The Grand Illusion. 

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

I always thought Muse had this samey sound that made there songs all kind of blend together, but Black Holes has great, well defined sounds throughout every song. Very good.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
4

this album is very good, reminds me on radiohead in a way. there’s definitely a lot of inspiration from the likes of OMD or even REM. this is a very good indie rock album, 7.7/10

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

muse - black holes and revelations (2006) notes - stadium rock, space opera - some really great, creative and memorable guitar and drums across the whole album fav song - starlight - one of those undeniably good songs - catchy without being predictable, lots of little details for the ear least fav - exo politics - less interesting, weaker version of the same formula as some other songs 4/5 - probably a full point just for nostalgia

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

So many memorable tracks on this album. Brings me back to high school.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

some famous singles, overall album is OK, interesting sound

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

4/5. Never thought I liked Muse but enjoyed the album, perhaps there is hope for Radiohead too! Vocals are both strong and haunting as well as quite annoying. Suspect it could could have been a 5/5 more often than not with other reviewers.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

This was a solid album. Unique in their own way.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

Dope 4

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

Liked it before, liked it now, seems like an odd criticism but maybe too loud?? Knights Of Cydonia goes stupid hard as always

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

This was much better than I expected it to be. A lot of this album sounded like a more modern version of U2 and I thought the production was very strong. Like U2 though I felt like some of it was a little too "over the top" and forced sounding especially towards the end of the album.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

This album goes pretty hard and there's lots of hits on here. I like the energy and the use of both good synths and guitar on this album. There's some decent political overtones here but for the most part I don't connect that much with the lyrics and the music can be a bit dramatic at times. But overall I think it's a solid album and it's been very influential on a lot of modern bands

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

It turns out there's a lot of music from the aughts that I really like - I think it takes me back to having little kids and figuring it all out, so really nostalgic. I think about "Fireflies" by Owl City even "Clocks" by Coldplay from a few years earlier - there's a common sound that pulled us out of the crapfest that was the late 90s ("The Boy is Mine" by Brandi and Monica, anyone? WHY DON'T YOU HAVE LAST NAMES??). There's something Queen-like and Pink Floyd-like about Muse. For me, "Starlight" sums it up - it begins as some guitar that lets you know that these guys ain't forking around. Will I get screamed at Napalm style? But then...but then...the bright dulcet tones of the (electronic) piano and soaring vocals makes me wish I was spinning in circles with wheels on my feet at the Washington Elementary Spirit Nights at Jellybeans (RIP). Man, that was the life. Thanks for the nostalgia trip, Muse. A solid 4 from me.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

Getting strong notes of Ours - interesting songs to sing with deep beats and sounds - yeah

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

As I was growing up, Muse were among my favourites after coming across a televised live show of theirs, around the time of their first record in 1999. Then came a series of albums, one stronger than the next, and their albums peaked around the time of this record - Black Hole and Revelations - stronger songs, great singles, and a well rounded overall. Probably not as good as its predecessor, Absolution. At least from my recollections... Of course, over the years, I kind of fell out of love with the band (I'm afraid to check how deep into the conspiracy nuttery Matt Bellamy might have dug himself into) - but even musically, they are what they are, and while I used to like their epic Rhapsodiacal nature, I don't love it anymore. Now, with that in mind, listening to this record brought over some nostalgia, and it's a well balanced album, yet feels a bit dated production wise. It's got great songs, and some stellar singles, but the 'maturity' that was felt they achieved when they released the record, doesn't exactly hit the mark with enough time passing, and it's not as fun and care-free as some of their previous albums. Anyway, I'm rambling. Good record, too self-important, this band has better ones.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

Allegedly a masterpiece, listening to it in Falcon as we speak. Not quite sure what to make of it, almost seems to be trying too hard to be "a thing". Still working with it, but it's growing on me.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

Ett svinstarkt album mmmm

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

Fue muy bueno volver a escuchar este disco. Está lleno de buenas canciones, empezando con los sencillos Starlight, Super Massive Blackhole y Knights of Cydonia y seguido por Map of Problematique, Take a Bow y City of Delusion. Soldier's Poem e Invincible me dan un poco de flojera. Es un disco más producido que los anteriores, más sonidos y efectos. Aquí ya se nota la transformación de Muse que se manifestará más en los discos subsecuentes.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

I thought I didn't like Muse, but maybe I was wrong. I get some Queen vibes, some Dream Theater, too. I like some of the droning being offset by the little soaring oohs, aahs, harmonies and such. I hadn't noticed any of that before since I wasn't listening with good headphones (I am this time). Assassin and Knights of Cydonia were the only songs I had heard before, which is a shame because I think Assassin is kind of weak. Supermassive Black Hole slaps. I really like the brush drum sound in Hoodoo, makes me think of Leprous and/or Bohren & Der Club of Gore. Somehow, I didn't realize Muse is prog. Cool!

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Sun Oct 16 2022
4

This album sounds very...intricate. You can hear the passion in every little aspect of the music, and you can hear the lengths they went to to make this album as good as possible. Though there are downsides, it's still a very solid project. 8/10

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Starts off amazingly and finishes spectacularly couple middle songs I didn't love but I didn't hate Singer reminds me of Thom Yorke

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

I can hear the disco influence alongside the usual Queen, classical and synth styles. A good listen. Unmistakably Muse.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

A band that was on the periphery of my musical universe. I was seriously impressed by the start of the album. A significant variety of structure and sound without ever losing their energy. A negative point for me is when Matt Bellamy uses high pitched vocals - but that is something that I will overcome with time (as I did with Geddy Lee - No, I am not comparing Muse to Rush). While all the tracks are good in their own way, none of them made me think 'I have to hear that again' or made my hair stand on end. This lack of that something extra stops it from being a 5 star album

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Sat Oct 22 2022
4

Good modern day rock

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Sat Oct 22 2022
4

Good symphonic rock album with alot of experiments

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

81/100: I’ve listened to a few Muse songs before and really loved them, so I was really excited going into this album. Maybe it’s because I hadn’t listened to much Radiohead when I first heard Muse, but on this listen through I was struck by how similar their sound was to that of Radiohead. They seem to be a softer around the edges version of Radiohead, but I think with the type of music the two bands produce, “soft around the edges” isn’t necessarily what you should be going for. I really liked this album, though, despite it underperforming when held up to Radiohead’s discography. That’s a pretty unfair comparison though, as most albums don’t hold up to Radiohead’s best albums. I’m also a big fan of the fact that no song in this album shares the same name as the album; however, in “Starlight,” the name of the album appears a few times. I like that vague subtlety.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

This album brings up memories of being deployed to Iraq in 2007. I listened to the heck out of these songs.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
4

Muse all sounds similar to me. I like it but nothing stands out much

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

This is a good album, despite my abandonment of rock music for most of the beginning of the second millennium, I have given this album a listen or two. Had I stayed interested in rock, I'm sure it would have been a staple.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

Great rock album.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

It's hardly subtle, is it? Lots of fun, though, and Knights Of Cydonia is the soundtrack to a sci-fi spaghetti western I'd really like to see.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

🤩🤩

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

Really unique driving electronic rock. There's several stellar songs and much of the rest is pretty engaging and enjoyable. Soldier's Poem is a small miss, but the rest of this album is great.

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Tue Nov 29 2022
4

I think the band has a great sound in every regard, from vocals, to instruments, to keyboards to general production. It is completely original and authentic, but I just can’t get into the songs at all. They fail to leave a mark worthy if their name and I imagine they are better and more entertaining live than for listening.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
3

decent.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
3

Disco divertido y pues una que otra canción es pegadora, tiene punch. Sólo no sé si suene avejentado acaso, en el sentido de que es muy de su momento, pero hoy ya suena un poco insustancial. 7/10

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Wed Feb 02 2022
3

The hits are still great.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
3

Anthemic and epic in scascale. Very Queen, if Queen had written a space western opera. The few times it slams the breaks really break up the flow. When it's going fast, it's killer. Favorite tracks: "Assassin", "Supermassive Black Hole", "Starlight"

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Wed Feb 02 2022
3

I definitely like Muse, but there is just something about them that feels lacking. In the moment I’m enjoying it, but it never seems to stick or satisfy. They are like musical empty calories.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
3

Conhecia e gostava. Música do basebol dos vampiros.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
3

What is it with the mid 2000s and bombast? Muse clearly think of themselves as ultra-important, and this album has all the nobs turned up to 11. The production on this album is superb, and Muse at least have the chops to not settle into the grim post-Britpop trough-of-nothing that Arcade Fire, Interpol and Elbow wallowed in. This album is overindulgent, self-important and actually not that bad. There's enough variety to keep your attention, and while the pomp and indulgence means that I'll not be playing it again, I'm not reaching for the skip button. 3 stars. If it was less balls out, it'd be far more appealing.

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Tue Feb 15 2022
3

gallops along like a spooked thoat

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Tue Feb 15 2022
3

Singalong Pomp for stadiums.

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Tue Feb 15 2022
3

classic

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Sat Feb 19 2022
3

Modern prog for modern stadia. Rocking, thumping, operatic and powerful. Music for spaceship engines.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
3

Wasn't sure what to expect here. I'd heard of Muse but wasn't sure who they were. Felt like sort of a cross between Radiohead, U2, and some grunge thrown in. I enjoyed it. 3 stars.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
3

Kinda good actually… surprised

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Sun Feb 27 2022
3

Quite alright. I can see myself liking it more with more listens as it has pretty distinct sound I'd need to get my ears more used to.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
3

Ostentatious opening! Starlight was dull at the time. Supermassive Black Hole sounds like Do Something by Britney Spears - this is a compliment! Map of the Problematique sounds like a Frankie Goes to Hollywood pastiche, but less fun than that sounds. Soldier's Poem is genuinely lovely, elements of Brian Wilson on there. Assassin is cool, melodic hard metal. Great fun. Invincible and Exo-Politics are a bit dull, and the conspiracies bits sit badly 15 odd years on, given the world we are now in! Knights of Cydonia is OTT fun. If Showbiz was a bit too derivative, and Origin of Symmetry was Muse finding their voice through spectacular bombast, this is where they maybe lean into it a bit too much. It has some great highs, but you can't have dessert for every meal.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
3

A good album. I’d listen to a couple of songs more than once.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
3

It's got some of the biggest hits, and for the most part it's pretty solid alternative prog rock.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
3

Neither here nor there. Rather varied although there are some strong elements. The singer is not particularly strong but it does sometimes work. more often being almost mixed out.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
3

I didn't know any of these Muse tracks, although I do know a few of their singles from other albums. For me, I think this is a group I prefer in smaller doses as the album kind of lost my interest from time to time. It is rockin' and in that progressive- or alt-rock kind of way which maybe just isn't exactly my thing most days.

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Sat Mar 19 2022
3

Kolejny bardzo wyspiarski piczek, bo Muse z jedynym albumem jaki od nich kojarze, wiec black holes and revelations z 2k06, muzyka popularno rokowa, ale w ciekawym kosmicznym klimacie, ktory tworzony jest przez synthy i elektryczne instrumenty, no i wykorzystanie modyfikowanych wokali rowniez ma w tym swoja zasluge, sama banda ma trzech czlonkow, gdzie mozgiem zespolu jest Matthew Bellamy, ktory jest spiewajacym frontmenem z gitara i tworca tekstow tego krazka, Dominic Howard gra na drumsach i perkusji, ostatnim czlonkiem jest Christopher Wolstenholme na basach, przewija sie rowniez kilku muzykow studyjnyuch dodajacych takich smaczkow jak trumpety czy skrzypkowe wiolonczele, gdyby wlasnie nie te male dodatki, to pewnie bym residentowalsliperowal podczas odsluchu, ale blendy syntha i klasycznych instrumentali przywodzace na mysl depeche mode w polaczeniu z galaktycznie epickimi motywami lirycznymi bronia krazka, takimi hajlajtowymi momentami byl dla mnie w pierwszej czesci plyty supermasive black hole, a w drugiej zamykajacy plyte knights of cydonia, ktory z czyms mi sie kojarzy, ale nie jestem w stanie skojarzyc z czym, moze to samo video tak mocno utkwilo mi w pamieci z czasow mtv, bo ponad 6 minut traka jest przepelnione referencjami, glownie filmowymi, przede wszystkim gwiezdnowojennymi, ale nie brakuje rowniez poczciwych biblijnych smaczkow, oba kawalki sa dobre na swoj sposob, bo pierwszy jest typowym dencingowym rokowym kawalkiem lirycznie opowiadajacym o milosci do zlej kobiety, wiec bardzo latwy i popularny temat, wiec nie dziwne ze jest to najbardziej klikany utwor na spotifaju w dyskgorafii bandy, a z drugiej strony mamy kosmiczna mini operetke, ktora jest przepelniona stopniowo narastajacym brzmieniem, ktore swietnie sie sprawdza jako zamkniecie krazka, ale nadal nie wiem skad ten sentyment do akurat tego utworu, wiec oba traki leca na plejke, a ja moge odchaczyc pierwsza odsluchana plyte od Muse bez niesmaku, bo pozytywnie sie zaskoczylem

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Mon Mar 21 2022
3

03/18/22

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Mon Mar 28 2022
3

This album is okay. I'm not a big prog rock guy, though luckily this album is not as slow and ponderous as many prog rock albums (and I'm sure that plenty of folks would argue that this is not prog rock, and that is certainly a supportable position). Parts of this is really good, and other parts are trying to be epic in a way that I find really uninspiring. I like the approach that Muse employed for this album, I'm just not super into the execution 3/5

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Sat Apr 02 2022
3

Already listened to it

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

Meh

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

3.75

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Tue May 03 2022
3

i really enjoyed this music, the first song started off with a creepy vibe and i loved it. the music overall was really interesting my critique is that it was a little heavy at times but other than that it was really good.

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Thu May 05 2022
3

Decent modern pop

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Fri May 27 2022
3

I could never get into Muse, their sound just doesn’t work for me. You want to do the mainstream Pink Floyd stuff? Cool. You want to do the weird Radiohead stuff? Also fine. But together, it doesn’t gel very well IMO. I can appreciate that they’re solid musicians and have big ambitions, but this largely left me cold. 3 stars for effort, but my personal rating is a D+

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Fri May 27 2022
3

Not bad, but it didn't have any sticking power with me. I listened to it twice and I can't remember any songs other than Knights of Cydonia. I do remember there's a few that have Queen vibes and that's pretty cool. Overall, it's just not for me though.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
3

Muse is one of those bands that ticks the checkboxes but rarely, if ever, achieves true excellence. As to this particular album, I find it OK, but... It offers such an intense presentation that it crosses over to the annoying side of things with almost every track.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
3

There's a lot here but being greedy I wanted more...Muse is always one of those interesting bands that I know their hits but have never sat and listened to a full album...bad on me.

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Tue Jun 14 2022
3

I really struggle with Muse - an unpopular opinion I know. Just sounds too theatrical for me.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
3

A less whiny Radiohead.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
3

I've heard of them, but never listened to anything. It was OK

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Sun Jun 26 2022
3

btech radiohead

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Tue Jun 28 2022
3

To be Hones

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Sat Jul 02 2022
3

classsic, not a huge Muse fan but can still respect

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

3, really liked some parts and didn’t care for others

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Wed Jul 13 2022
3

All-around it's pretty good. The problem is that I just can't figure out what they were aiming for. I'm glad that guitar hero gave them their 15 minutes because otherwise I think they wouldn't have been on anybody's radar at all.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
3

This is an album that I would've enjoyed in Junior High. It's over the top. It's a bit edgy. Already quite familiar with the hits of this album, I went in to it expecting to be disappointed and was pleasantly surprised. I'm not sure this is an album everyone needs to listen to before they die, but if music like Muse is your thing, I think you'l love it.

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Sat Jul 16 2022
3

A pretty decent alternative album. Muse has always made some interesting music. This album definitely fits that bill. Their songs sound some what spacey and futuristic. Starlight is a solid song and knights of cyadonia has some great instrumentals. The rest of the album isn’t too much up my alley but I found it enjoyable. 5.9/10

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

I don’t know what to think of this band…sometimes they sound like U2 and other times they sound like a metal band. I’m not a U2 or a metal fan.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

It's muse. It's good.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

Well hello, someone wants to sit on Queen's throne.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

ok

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