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Yes, Music/{{Muse}} had a long enough list of Awesome Music to warrant an entire page. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog They have been victorious.]]

[[folder: Showbiz ]]

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRQfUmL8uis "Showbiz"]] beats below claim of "Citizen Erased".
* Early B Side "Host" starts off subtly, then gets to the most awesome headbanging section for 45 seconds till the end of the song. It's the unsung predecessor of "Cydonia" for this reason.
* "Unintended". The live version on ''HAARP'' is its own standalone Moment of Awesome.


[[folder: Origin of Symmetry ]]

* This rendition of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvqMTxpxsN4 "New Born"]] is valid competition for both "Showbiz" and "Citizen Erased".
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC2F-2H2Piw "Citizen Erased"]] trumps all comers, either before or after.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Gh0U0wkBs "PLUG. IN. BABY."]] EpicRiff, anyone?
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6CpJ3-BzNA "Space Dementia"]] is frickin' ''epic''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMqsWc8muj8 "Bliss"]]. The arpeggios are epic, and the music video is definitely a trip. Maybe not as good as "Citizen Erased" but still worth a mention.
* "Hyper Music". YOU KNOW THAT I DON'T LOVE YOU, AND I NEVER DIIIIID...along with kickass riffs early on, and bass that is like an earthquake delivered direct to the eardrums.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlAPkNpS-O8 "Micro Cuts"]] has an almost classical feel to it (due to having a similar chord progression to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata). Matt's vocals are inhuman in addition to the eerie feel of the chorus. Probably the most atmospheric piece of music that Muse have ever recorded, with the ethereal guitars and the ghostly vocals. That would have been enough, but then, 30 seconds from the end, the guitar speeds up with a heavy riff and the song explodes. Quite possibly the single best thing Muse will ever do.


[[folder: Hullaballoo Soundtrack ]]

* The entire EP. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4c4myEJL8k Just listen to that opening!]]
* "Dead Star" should have earned its own Awesome moment: the slurps, the hardcore electronic instrumental, the epic riffs, the drum structure. It's basically what anger sounds like.


[[folder: Absolution ]]

* "Apocalypse Please" feels bare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdfgxrYRFiw without its intro]], huh?
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwhjlNvF-4Q "Hysteria"]]. One of the most awesome bass lines of ''all time,'' it opens the song and rumbles right through your head to the end. The guitar solo reaches ''soaring'' heights too, and ''everyone'' must join in on the chorus:
-->'cause I want it now, I want it now\\
Give me your heart and your soul\\
And I'm breaking out, I'm breaking out\\
Last chance to lose control
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTKxaRLCo9A "Time Is Running Out"]], especially with the ''Film/DrStrangelove''-inspired video.
* "Butterflies and Hurricanes". (Live version on ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDsLKEado_o HAARP]]'' is just as, if not, better.) This song would make a damn good ThemeMusicPowerUp:
-->Change everything you are\\
And everything you were\\
Your number has been called\\
Fights and battles have begun\\
Revenge will surely come\\
Yeah, hard times are ahead
** They play this on the [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] in Taiwan for one of the commercials and it is '''epic'''. It does, however, after you hear it for the third time in one day begin to sound like they are summoning some kinda EldritchAbomination. Mumbling, singing and yelling at the same time? Awesome.
** Appears as the main theme of ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeedMostWanted'' [[Creator/CriterionGames 2012]]. A huge accomplishment for them.
* Even non-Muse fans can't get over [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ck6Hcg2cjk "Sing for Absolution"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzCKrwOme2U "Butterflies & Hurricanes"]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpfSS3cNwjg "Eternally Missed"]] is the little-known B-side to "Hysteria". It is also quite possibly the finest piece of music Muse has ever recorded.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn8IxakTLQ4 "The Groove"]] (b-side for the "Time Is Running Out" single). It starts out with one of the weirdest guitar solo's Matt's ever done then at 0:19 the bass kicks in and you realize that the song is ''more'' than aptly titled.


[[folder: Black Holes and Revelations ]]

* "Music/KnightsOfCydonia" by Muse is incredibly epic (and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_sBOsh-vyI the video]] is even more so). You know what's more epic than "Knights of Cydonia"? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NL1wqc9rGE Knights of Cydonia preceded by Man With Harmonica.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v56b-ggjwlc "Take a Bow"]]'s symphonic tribute. If God had a theme song, this would be it. And the original "Take a Bow" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II-hPx8aOD0 symphonic mix]] - just when you think it can't get any more epic.
* The little B-side called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wplx6ScmDc0 "Glorious"]] is, indeed, glorious.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh3aZcc15ts "Map of the Problematique"]]. LONELINESS BE OVER. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w9HISAagoM LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD]]. The [=RatM=] riff at the end just makes it perfect.
* "City of Delusion". Dear sweet Jesus, that trumpet can send tingles down anyone's spine, and the strings practically make the song.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgum6OT_VH8 "Starlight"]]. Easily one of their most emotionally intense songs. Not to mention the epic bass riff intro, the epic piano intro, and a drum beat that's the [[ExactWords tits!]][[note]]No, really. The drum beat spells TITS in Morse code.[[/note]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfRQXIJ3fEM "Assassin"]], featuring one of Dominic's best drum performances and some kickass riffing.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pta-gf6JaHQ "Supermassive Black Hole"]], [[NightmareFuel freaky-ass]] video and all.


[[folder: The Resistance ]]

* Looks like they've done it again with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB1OkuN8vdU "United States of Eurasia"]]. It'll give you chills every time you listen to it. Eura-SIA. -SIA. -SIA. -SIA.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZD0yp-E0rw "Exogenesis]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_sHYn_cSn0 freakin']] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4EqjvnWfRM Symphony"]]. Try hearing all three parts in ''one single fucking piece''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c901NUazf3g Just beautiful..]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog "Uprising"]]. Mix two parts ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme to three parts badass ProtestSong. Add a dash of Toccata and Fugue. Mix well. Serve scorching hot with a side of [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] [[BearsAreBadNews teddy bear]] revolution. To the extent that Creator/CatherineTate (Donna Noble in ''Series/DoctorWho'') [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSw-8XNTRkA?t=4m47s thought it was]] the ''Doctor Who'' theme tune.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPE9uSFFxrI "Resistance"]], from the same album, is an epic [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot political protest love song]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWTuKd2lTo4 "Undisclosed Desires"]]. Enticing, sensual, and ''so damn catchy'' you just can't help but groove along. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1p8o7x2o1o "I Belong to You"]] is just as good, but is unfortunately stuck in the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' ghetto.
* Listen to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CkApmhVpdg this.]] That noise you're hearing? Yeah, that's your brain exploding. Well, that or "MK Ultra".
* "Unnatural Selection". Badass organ intro into a thumping guitar riff... slows down a bit in the middle... then back to the guitars. Capital stuff.


[[folder: The 2nd Law ]]

* Chances are you'll find their theme for the London 2012 Olympics "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68mw8AE9l_g Survival]]" [[YourHeadASplode head-exploding]]ly epic. (Though it may take a few listens to love it.)
* Taking a few listens to love it seems to be becoming a trend with the songs from ''The 2nd Law'', as its trailer [[BrokenBase split the fanbase]]. The first single from the album, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq9zhpBweDk "Madness"]], is what might happen if 80s-era Queen were sent forward in time and tried out EDM! Combine the smooth beat and epic buildup with the soaring vocals at the end and you've got a great song.
* And the [[BrokenBase base-breaking]] song itself, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF_xdvn52As "Unsustainable"]]. The reaction to the Dubstep influences in this song has been incredibly split, but the fact that the band are making those sounds ''with their normal instruments'' at least deserves a mention.
* The band recently allowed people to listen to it for free on various websites (such has The Guardian for UK listeners). "Panic Station" instantly jumps out as being funk-inspired brilliant awesomeness.
* "Follow Me", a dubstep-symphonic rock hybrid written in dedication to Matthew Bellamy's newborn son, is the first major foray by Muse into music dominated by electronic elements and is EXTREMELY AWESOME. What did you expect from a song being produced by Music/{{Nero}}?!
* "Supremacy". Everybody says it goes well with ''Film/JamesBond''. It shows.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV8yLLphihk "Save Me"]]. Chris Wolstenholme's debut as singer and songwriter couldn't be more beautifully amazing.


[[folder: Drones ]]

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqLRqzTp6Rk Psycho]] is such a kick-ass riff. For those familiar with Muse's live shows, yes, that is indeed a modified variation on the ol' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Ajxkws0Og&t=6m Stockholm Syndrome outro]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTcJWhmdzpg Dead Inside]] starts with a simple beat and an apparently innocent chorus, but then it ''explodes'' around the 2:35 mark into an absolute orgasm of sound. It has the instrumental progression of "Madness" and the awesome synth-like quality of "Undisclosed Desires". Add a neat little guitar solo before the second verse and you've got a great song. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5sJhSNUkwQ The official music video]] makes it even better - very minimalist, with just a man and a woman (who has BlackEyesOfEvil) dancing together in a bare room full of what looks like chalk dust, interspersed with shots of the band playing in the same room and the occasional light-bearing drone hovering around, the dance performance put on by Will B. Wingfield and Kathryn [=McCormick=] is absolutely ''astounding,'' like a combination of ballet, ballroom dancing, break dancing, [[DanceBattler martial arts]] and [[MatingDance sex]] all rolled into one.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcNEC9NaJuE Reapers]] is a very OOS-esque, guitar-heavy song that you can't help rocking out to.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzbFxLNpguM Defector]] is by itself an amazing song, featuring a soaring, powerful main riff, but it becomes even more awesome when it's taken into the album's context. It's in fact the point where the protagonist snaps out of her brainwashing and turns against her tormentors, who turned her into a soulless killing machine.
* "The Globalist" is a ten-minute apocalyptic prog nightmare about a crazy dictator who nukes an entire planet because he needed to be loved. This song, a sequel to "Citizen Erased", has three movements: a slide-guitar driven ballad à la Music/EnnioMorricone, a heavy guitar solo, and a Rachmaninoff-esque piano part. Matt throws random objects to the floor to emulate bombing sounds in the solo.


[[folder: Other ]]

* Yes, "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" is stuck in the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' ghetto. This is a shame, because it is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTvgnYGu9bg RIDICULOUSLY EPIC.]] The best part? This song was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_Star_Collision_(Love_Is_Forever)#History based on Matt Bellamy's then-recent breakup.]] Muse can even make ending a long-term relationship sound ''utterly triumphant.''
* The riff to "The House of the Rising Sun" itself at Muse's Glastonbury 2010 show was a cool touch, but the awesome factor comes from ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni4ralGQ0b0 the crowd.]]''