Contact Us

Worst to First: Every Muse Album Ranked

Some bands rise to fame thanks to a certain mystique in their backstory or they shoot into the mainstream on the strength of one hit single that they forever remain synonymous with.

Muse, however, have made it to the pinnacle of the rock world on sheer artistry.

Formed when frontman Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard were just teenagers in the British seaside town of Teignmouth, Devon, Muse took a little time developing their aesthetic and building buzz around them. They released a couple of EPs (Muse in 1998 and Muscle Museum in 1999) before signing to Maverick and releasing their full-length debut. Although they ascended the British scene with relative ease, it wasn’t until their third album that they broke through to the rest of the world. Initially plagued by rampant Radiohead comparisons, Muse slowly carved out their own patently unique sound – one that blends emotive, progressive rock with symphonic arrangements and theatrical, Queen-inspired dramatics.

In this installment of Worst to First, we rank all of Muse’s studio albums so far – each of which seeming more ambitious than the last. Check out our ranks in the gallery above.

Next: Worst to First – Every Oasis Album Ranked

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Diffuser

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!