had a long enough list of Awesome Music to warrant an entire page. They have been victorious.
Origin of Symmetry
- "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.
- This rendition of "New Born" is valid competition for both "Showbiz" and "Citizen Erased".
- "Citizen Erased" trumps all comers, either before or after.
- "PLUG. IN. BABY." Epic Riff, anyone?
- "Space Dementia" is frickin' epic.
- "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.
- "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.
Black Holes and Revelations
- The entire EP. 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.
The 2nd Law
- "Map of the Problematique". LONELINESS BE OVER.
- "City of Delusion". Dear sweet Jesus, that trumpet can send tingles down anyone's spine, and the strings practically make the song.
- "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 tits! note
- Chances are you'll find their theme for the London 2012 Olympics "Survival" head-explodingly 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 split the fanbase. The first single from the album, "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 base-breaking song itself, "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 Nero?!
- "Supremacy". Everybody says it goes well with James Bond. It shows.
- "Save Me". Chris Wolstenholme's debut as singer and songwriter couldn't be more beautifully amazing.