Black Holes and Revelations

Release date
1 Dec 2007
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Take a Bow 4:35 663,840
2 Starlight 4:00 1,279,607
3 Supermassive Black Hole 3:30 1,280,252
4 Map of the Problematique 4:18 734,209
5 Soldier's Poem 2:04 593,021
6 Invincible 5:00 657,670
7 Assassin 3:31 618,335
8 Exo-Politics 3:53 570,656
9 City of Delusion 4:48 569,896
10 Hoodoo 3:43 518,432
11 Knights of Cydonia 6:07 999,968

About this album

Black Holes and Revelations is the fourth studio album by English alternative rock band Muse, released on 3 July 2006. Recording was split between New York and France, and it was the first time Muse had taken a more active role in the album’s production. The album was a change in style from Muse’s previous albums, and the band cited influences that included Queen, Millionaire, Sly and the Family Stone, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand and music from southern Italy.

The album has political and sci-fi undertones, with the lyrics covering topics as varied as political corruption, alien invasion, New World Order conspiracies as well as more conventional love songs.

The album sold 115,144 copies in its first week in the UK, which was more than the first week sales of Muse’s previous album, Absolution. The album is also a BPI double platinum album, and was nominated for a Mercury Prize. Five singles were released in the UK, of which three were released in the US. A world tour followed the release of the album that included dates in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and most of Europe and Asia.

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  • deathraiser_666

    Last good album

    5 Jul 3:00am Reply
  • ssafikmetal

    Goddamn masterpiece. Easily their best, never gonna beat it.

    30 Apr 3:19pm Reply
  • BetoAM

    never gonna be old

    25 Mar 5:31pm Reply
  • samizo_kouhei

    Leur meilleur album. Chant du cygne vu la suite ?

    20 Feb 3:51pm Reply
  • opgay

    their best

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • muerto14


    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • daftrol

    the best album of muse!

    23 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Slayerrrr_88

    OoS, Absolution & BHaR is simply epic trilogy! <3

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • keaner_uchiha

    "Starlight" & "Invincible" are the best songs of the album.(2)

    4 Feb 2014 Reply
  • jmtruitt99

    One of the greatest albums of all time

    18 Jan 2014 Reply
  • ayeromanojoy

    Este disco es muy bueno!!! <3

    6 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Joe_Havok

    3 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Shallon-Hughes

    I first discovered Muse in grade 7 (2007), I remember at the time no one knew who they were. They were my favourite band and I'd let everyone know it lol. I'm glad they're getting a lot more attention now, they deserve it. :)

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Meloku666

    "Starlight" & "Invincible" are the best songs of the album.

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SamuelEllmer

    Without a doubt their best album (in my opinion) - will always be the album I use to initiate new listeners into Muse. Mixing their most minimal, most epic, and most lyrical, all perfectly. Each and every song is 10/10.

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • dAdriano


    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Yurko

    I will never forget summer of 2006... I was 20, I had wonderful friends (it's great I still have them now), and I was listening to this album... Fantastic days of my life... Every time I listen to this I think we all will never die.

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • pingywings


    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Jezus_997

    Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on the cover :D

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • J-e-r-p-p-A

    I really haven't listened to all of the albums enough (yet) to properly form an opinion, but I'm really thinking this might be their best.

    6 May 2013 Reply
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