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There were a number of comments which I was surprised at, namely how many people dislike Absolution. So I thought this would be a good, albeit obvious thread to do.

 

At this time what do people think is the best Muse album and why?

 

I would advise not answering the poll until the "honeymoon period" has ended. However if you're confident you won't change your mind, feel free.

 

Also what's everyone's least favourite record?

 

Favourite: Absolution; I like the greater emphasis on chillout songs.

Least Favourite: Black Holes and Revelations; I don't like the production.

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Even with the 'honeymoon' period, OoS is still my favourite. The battle for me is whether or not this album is better than Absolution

 

Worst album: Black Holes and Revelations.

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Favourite: Origin

 

The Resistance and Absolution pretty much equal and not too far behind

 

Worst: a harder choice than most people find it for me but ill still have to say BHAR, though that isnt poor by any stretch of the imagination :)

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For me, Showbiz has by far the best production of any of Muse's records. However I think that there's only 4 tracks which I could say are classics.

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BHAR has some quality tracks on it, but there are probably more weak tracks on there than any other album.

 

They'll be able to make one hell of a greatest hits album when they want to cash in their pensions.

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For me, Showbiz has by far the best production of any of Muse's records. However I think that there's only 4 tracks which I could say are classics.

I'm still waiting to hear them play Fillip and Sober live :p

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1st: Origin of Symmetry. Riffs, riffs, BASS! PIANO! It has everything. I love it, my favourite album for personal reasons.

2nd: The Resistance: Like Origin, for me there isn't a song where I think "ewww". It has some of Muse's best material to date.

3rd: Absolution: Great album, feels too long sometimes though, and I don't like some songs (like Endlessly)

Tied 4th place: Showbiz and BH&R: Showbiz has Overdue on it, which is god-awful.

BH&R has SP on it, which is just as awful. Both have their strong and weak points. I like them both.

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I didn't vote as i'm not sure.

It's tight between OoS and BH&R

Then come Absolution, Showbiz and The Resistance.

 

No, i'm not a big fan of The Resistance, maybe it'll grow on me later, but as of now, i only really like five songs (Three of which are Exogenesis).

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BHAR has some quality tracks on it, but there are probably more weak tracks on there than any other album.

 

 

Totally agree, which is why I'm so chuffed the new album didn't go down the same road.

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I would say:

- Resistance

- Black Holes & Revelations

- Origin of Symmetry

- Absolution

- Showbiz

 

I actually thinkg BH&R is one of the best albums they made so far, some songs are a bit overhyped but I still like most of them better then Absolution / Showbiz songs.

 

OoS is a close third / shared second, but I find BH&R to be better imo.

 

As for Resistance, I think it's the best album they have made so far, none of the other albums ever drawed me in as much as Resistance did, I find every song truly epic and in my opinion there are almost no flaws at all.

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Even with the 'honeymoon' period, OoS is still my favourite. The battle for me is whether or not this album is better than Absolution

 

This.

 

Atm I think it's:

 

OOS

The Resistance

Absolution

BHAR

Showbiz

 

But I dunno how long TR will stay above Abso.

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It's too early to include The Resistance. We should be looking at this in about a years time really. Who knows how it'll sound in a years time.

 

With that in mind I voted for Origin. It has everything you could ask for in a Muse album. Its energetic, dramatic, gritty, consistent, flowing and above all, epic. Some fans argue over the inclusion of Screenager and Feeling Good, but by changing either of them you nulify the heavy feel and you destroy the flow of the album.

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Absolution

Origin of Symmetry

The Resistance

Black Holes and Revelations

Showbiz

 

...but, yeah, I agree that it's too early for this.

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Well, I voted for Absolution. Too early for me to tell if TR will top it, but I don't think so. I will say it's at least my second favorite. If I had to rank them I'd go:

 

1) Absolution (epic; brilliant)

2) The Resistance (no weak tracks)

3) BHaR (some weak tracks)

4) OoS (brilliant but a few tracks suck imho)

5) Showbiz

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I know I'm the minority of BH&R, but Take a Bow, Assassin, Map Of The Problematique, and Knights of Cyndonia are way too epic not to make it my favorite album. Plus I am biased because it was the first album to turn me on to Muse :)

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1. Absolution

2. OoS (though the top two change pretty often)

3. BH&R

4. Showbiz

5. The Resistance

I guess I'll go ahead and express my gripes with The Resistance, for what they're worth. First, I think a lot of the emotion has gone out of their music, which is why I think there are so many "I love Absolution and OoS" people (like myself). Also, I think there are a lot of jerky transitions between song parts. There was once a thread called "It's not a Muse song without..." and the answer was arpeggiated synths. I would say it's not a Muse song without an eighth-note build into the chorus (I say this only half-seriously, it's just something they do a lot). While the eighth-note build gets boring, they at least made smooth transitions that got you excited for the chorus. Not the case here. Next, the fun Muse-y chords that I personally loved have gone away. For example, the "Love is our resistance" part of Resistance could easily belong to some other band were it not for Matt's voice. I cannot say that about very many Muse songs. Which brings me to another point...where did the originality (or Muse-iness) go? Granted there is some really original stuff (USoE, Exogenesis), but for the most part...Another, Guiding Light. It's a reason in itself. Final little thing (though this one is small), Matt's vocal instincts have faded just the slightest bit (I'm going to have someone find me via IP address and kill me for that one). This is the first album that has parts that I thought could've been sung better. Just saying. Anyway, that's just sort of my reasoning. Sorry this is written like a high school paper. Also, I guess this is my first post, so...hello!

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It's nice to see Absolution has still got its own little following. I was listening to it today and it really is sublime!

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