The fact is, Muse is not a band which is positioned in my mind by the likes of a single album. The true greatness of Muse is delivered as a whole. An album isn't guilty of making me cry for just thinking of seeing them live. Muse as an extraordinary piece of art and energy, breathing through each of Matt's guitar riffs, Chris phlegmatic, but energetic live bass lines, and Dom's childish smile, is what makes the music of Muse so inspiring, emotional, enervating, epic and magical.
From Showbiz to The Resistance - A Journey of anger, technology, sins, aliens and reigns
1. Origin of Symmetry
2. The Resistance
3. Showbiz; Absolution; Black Holes and Revelations
Separating Showbiz, Absolution and Black Holes and Revelations proved as an impossible mission. I tried giving them marks based on the arithmetic mean (by taking all songs of an album in consideration), but it was a tied score. Just another proof Muse albums cannot be categorised by quality that easily.
The epic one.
Standouts: Plug in Baby, New Born, Citizen Erased, Bliss, Megalomania
The colourful one.
Standouts: Uprising, Resistance, Undisclosed Desires, MK Ultra, Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 (Overture), Exogenesis: Symphony Part 2 (Cross-Pollination), Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption)
The raw one.
Standouts: Showbiz, Unintended, Uno, Muscle Museum, Sunburn
The adjusted one.
Standouts: Hysteria, Time Is Running Out, Sing for Absolution, Endlessly, Thoughts of a Dying Atheist
The spacey one.
Standouts: Map of the Problematique, Knights of Cydonia, Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole, Exo-Politics
Origin of Symmetry remains as one of my all time favourites. It's epic, it's raw enough, the lyrics are great, and it is the master to Plug in Baby.The only tracks that don't impress me much are Feeling Good and Screenager.
The Resistance is probably the most problematic album when it comes to Muse. Fans either love it or really hate it. I love it, although I realised its flaws that some fans couldn't tolerate. It's a fun album with the glorious Exogenesis symphony which itself should be enough to all of the "hard core fans". Even songs like Unnatural Selection and MK Ultra should have satisfied the "problematic" fans so they wouldn't be utterly disappointed. Undisclosed Desires isn't bashed as much as I've thought it would be. And Uprising is just a perfect pop song.
Top 10 Muse songs
1. Plug in Baby
2. Map of the Problematique
3. New Born
4. Citizen Erased
7. Knights of Cydonia
That's all from me now.
Waiting for the next Muse album.