🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Muse

All the way from the greatest county on Earth, it’s the Muse thread!

Eels go 69th. Nice.

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
The Doors 2.89
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Rancid 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

And we move on to Muse!

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  • 4
  • 5

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  • Showbiz
  • Origin Of Symmetry
  • Absolution
  • Black Holes And Revelations
  • The Resistance
  • The 2nd Law
  • Drones
  • Simulation Theory

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Singles (may not all exist)

  • Uno
  • Cave
  • Muscle Museum
  • Sunburn
  • Unintended
  • Plug In Baby
  • New Born
  • Bliss
  • Hyper Music
  • Feeling Good
  • Dead Star
  • In Your World
  • Stockholm Syndrome
  • Time Is Running Out
  • Hysteria
  • Sing For Absolution
  • Apocalypse Please
  • Butterflies And Hurricanes
  • Supermassive Black Hole
  • Starlight
  • Knights Of Cydonia
  • Invincible
  • Map Of The Problematique
  • Uprising
  • Undisclosed Desires
  • Resistance
  • Exogenesis: Symphony
  • Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
  • Survival
  • Madness
  • Follow Me
  • Supremacy
  • Panic Station
  • Psycho
  • Dead Inside
  • Mercy
  • Revolt
  • Aftermath
  • Reapers
  • Dig Down
  • Thought Contagion
  • Something Human
  • The Dark Side
  • Pressure

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Ugh, on the whole. One or two bangers, no way I could sit through a best-of let alone a studio album. 1/5, with the first few songs off Origin of Symmetry saving them from the zero we can’t vote for.


Absolutely loved them for 3 and a half albums, saw them numerous times. Even have a Muse towel somewhere

Since then, absolutely dreadful

2 for the memories


Calling it now, this one goes over the 200 vote mark.


Are Muse worse than the Stereophonics? Fuck it’s close.

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Very strong 4 for everything from Black Holes and before. The lowest of 1s for everything after that.

Gone for a 3 on balance.

Know it’s when they start to turn, but Black Holes was the first I heard and still my favourite. Starlight isnt one of their ‘bangers’ but such a gorgeous track too


Close, but no. At least Muse have that ridiculosity that’s gauchely amusing and almost charming at times. Stereophonics have nothing.


I liked their albums a hell of a lot when I was a teen and their Wembley show was pretty great

They’ve fallen off the deep end though and i find them too exhausting to listen to these days. Still the first 3 records and the live show goes a long way


One of those bands I really tried to get into because my friends liked them but nope, can’t stand them. One.

Muse are my ex colleagues favourite band. We were doing an artist showcase at work that she was handling, and another colleague set up an email address pretending to be the bassist, asking for guestlist to check out our platform on behalf of a band he managed. She fell hook, line and sinker and it was very funny

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Was really into them around the first singles and Showbiz, saw them in Torquay in early 2000 and they were really good. Still like Showbiz and a bit of Origin… but after that they lost me completely (apart from Dead Star, that’s good) and slid from ‘fucked it’ into ‘unlistenable’ over the years. Now they’re the neckbeard Queen. 2/5.


Those song titles hahahaha fucking hell.

Loved Showbiz but Origin of Symmetry was overblown nonsense and that was that for me alas. A generous 2.

Here’s me in a mosh pit for Muscle Musuem 20 years ago.


Absolute bunch of 1’s.

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My head says 2 because they’re not the worst band on this list but my heart says 1 because they are still total total pish.

Lead singer seems like a complete plum also.


1/5, still find it hilarious that they signed off on using this as album artwork



Tempted to give them a good score on the strength of this alone ngl

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Loved Showbiz and Origin Of Symmetry when they came out, and got well into that b-sides compilation too. They were one of my first gigs at the Manchester Apollo - I think Hundred Reasons supported and there were loads of balloons. Was a lot of fun that. Used to think I was dead clever cos I’d worked out how to play bits of Newborn on the piano and guitar (still do tbf). Voted for Time Is Running Out in the songs poll because it takes me back to university, though could have picked a few of those earlier singles. Lost interest a bit at Black Holes And Revelations, but still thought that album was ok. Then completely switched off to them until seeing them at Glastonbury in 2016. Thought they were pretty decent live, if massively overblown, so went and listened to those albums I’d missed and fucking hell they’re rubbish aren’t they.

Given them a generous 3 for the first few albums and the memories.


Tripe except for Muscle Museum and possibly New Born. 2