Muse Albums Ranked (rated from worst to best)
Muse were formed in Teignmouth, Devon, UK in 1994. The band members are; Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar and keyboard), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Dominic Howard (drums).
They started out as the “Rocket Baby Dolls” and in 1994 they won a battle of the bands and smashed their equipment as a form of protest so it was a surprise when they actually won. It was after that point that they started taking themselves seriously as a band.
So they quit their jobs and changed their name to “Muse” and the rest is history.
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Best Muse Albums Of All Time
Muse have released 9 studio albums and as always we will rank them as we see them from the rest to the best.
9. Drones (2015)
This was the band’s 7th studio album which was released on June 5th 2015. The album was recorded between October 2014 and April 2015 mainly at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada with the orchestral sections recorded in Milan, Italy.
It’s a concept album which tells the story of a soldier who gets brainwashed into a human drone. The album is a more direct rock album than the last few albums. It made the number one spot in 21 countries including the UK and the US.
There were 5 singles released from this album which were; “Dead Inside”, “Mercy”, “Revolt”, “Aftermath” and “Reapers”.
8. Will Of The People (2022)
Released on August 26th 2022, “Will Of The People” is the 9th studio album by Muse. The band described this album as “a greatest hits album-of new songs”. This album became the band’s 7th consecutive UK number one album.
There were 6 singles released from this album which were “Won’t Stand Down”, “Compliance”, “Will Of The People”, “Kill Or Be Killed”, “You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween” and “Ghosts (How Can I Move On)”.
7. Simulation Theory (2018)
Released on November 9th 2018, “Simulation Theory” was the band’s 8th studio album. This album features more synthesisers than several of their earlier albums and has a more pop-like feel to it.
There were 5 singles released from this album which were; “Dig Down”, “Thought Contagion”, “Something Human”, “The Dark Side” and “Pressure”.
Although not as popular with music critics, this album became the band’s 6th consecutive number one album on the UK albums chart.
6. The Resistance (2009)
Released on September 14th 2009, “The Resistance” was the band’s 5th studio album. This album was recorded at Studio Bellini in Lake Como, Italy. This was the first album that Muse recorded a 13 minute symphony piece “Exogenesis” which consists of 3 parts.
This album won Muse a Grammy Award for best Rock Album in 2011.
There were 4 singles released from this album which were; “Uprising”, “Undisclosed Desires”, “Resistance” and “Exogenesis: Symphony”.
SEE ALSO: How To Play Uprising On Guitar
5. The 2nd Law (2012)
This was the band’s 6th studio album which was released on September 28th 2012. It was recorded in studios in London, England and Los Angeles County, USA. “The 2nd Law” is a concept album about a dying planet which can’t support its inhabitants.
It features songs about the collapse of society, totalitarian rule and the 2nd law of thermodynamics which is referenced in the album’s title. The album was a Top 10 album on the album charts of 31 countries and number one in 13 countries.
There were 5 singles released from this album which were; “Survival”, “Madness”, “Follow Me”, “Supremacy” and “Panic Station”.
4. Absolution (2003)
This was the band’s 3rd studio album which was released on September 15th 2003. This album has a darker feel than their previous album “Origins Of Symmetry”.
It produced the band’s first Top 10 single “Time Is Running Out” which peaked at number 8 in the UK. There were 5 other singles released from this album which were “Stockholm Syndrome”, “Hysteria”, “Sing For Absolution”, “Apocalypse Please” and “Butterflies And Hurricanes”
The album itself made the number one spot on the UK album charts and has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide.
3. Showbiz (1999)
This was their debut album which was released on September 7th 1999. It peaked at number 29 on the UK albums chart.
This album included songs that Muse had been performing for at least 4 years, with most of the songs written since 1997. They worked through around 50 songs before choosing the 12 tracks that were featured on this album.
There were 5 singles released from this album which were; “Uno”, “Cave”, “Muscle Museum”, “Sunburn” and “Unintended”.
SEE ALSO: How To Play The Chords To Uno On Guitar
2. Origin Of Symmetry (2001)
Released on June 18th 2001, “Origin Of Symmetry” was the band’s 2nd studio album. The album was developed during their tour promoting their debut album “Showbiz”.
It peaked at number 3 on the UK album chart and there were 4 singles released from this album.
The singles released from this album were “Plug In Baby”, “New Born”, “Bliss” and “Hyper Music/Feeling Good”.
1. Black Holes And Revelations (2006)
This was the band’s 4th studio album which was released on July 3rd 2006. It took 4 months to record in 4 countries, New York City, London, Milan and the South of France. It features songs on subjects such as political corruption, the new world order, revolution and alien invasion.
This album made the number one spot on the album charts in 5 countries including the UK and the Top 10 in many other countries.
There were 5 singles released from this album which were; “Supermassive Black Hole”, “Starlight”, “Knights Of Cydonia”, “Invincible” and “Map Of The Problematique”. All 5 of those singles made the Top 25 on the UK charts.
All Muse Albums In Chronological Order
|Origin Of Symmetry||2001|
|Black Holes And Revelations||2006|
|The 2nd Law||2012|
|Will Of The People||2022|
Frequently Asked Questions
The Best selling Muse album is “Black Holes And Revelations (2006) which has sold more than 3.3 million copies worldwide.
The newest Muse album is “Will Of The People” which was released on August 26th 2022.
The first Muse album was “Showbiz” which was released on September 7th 1999.
Muse’s most famous song is “Hysteria” which is taken from the album “Absolution”.
Muse were formed in Teignmouth, Devon, UK in 1994.
The genres ascribed to Muse are; alternative rock, space rock, progressive rock, art rock, electronic rock and hard rock.
The members of Muse are; Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard.