Absolution (studio album) by Muse

Absolution by Muse
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 192nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,592 votes)
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Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (33rd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (192nd)
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Absolution is ranked as the best album by Muse.

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-AbsolutionOrigin Of Symmetry

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Absolution track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,592 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.9/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.0.

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80/100
From 05/10/2022 07:12
I almost liked this as a whole.. Strong songs...
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75/100
From 04/19/2022 17:29
Obviously I’m not the first to think that Muse has an element of Radiohead in their music, but I actually think that most of the comparison comes thematically. Both bands wrestle with Big Ideas in their songs, but Radiohead comes across a bit more learned.

The other comparison that comes to mind is after hearing song after song with huge, dynamic choruses like Queen or My Chemical Romance. There is a theatrical element here that makes you wonder whether to fully take them seriously.

All the same, no other band sounds quite like Muse and they embrace the wholly positive sound of a bass guitar played to its practical extremes. Fun record to listen to, albeit slightly exhausting after each and every dramatic chorus.
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50/100
From 01/29/2022 19:21
There are some real highlights on this album - Hysteria, Stockholm Syndrome and Time Is Running Out. But most of the album is fairly unremarkable.
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From 01/06/2022 10:56
El mejor disco de Muse. Influenciados por Radiohead, combina canciones de ritmo tranquilo con otras realmente energéticas.
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80/100
From 01/03/2022 10:45
As strong and energetic as earlier albums - love these guys
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85/100
From 10/08/2021 10:36
This album is filled with amazing songs that you will see yourself coming back to, time and time again. This is because of the amazing composition of music they have created which blends so many fantastic features. This includes mainly the guitar riffs and the drum work which are both so vibrant and consistently great throughout. The songs Butterflies And Hurricanes, Hysteria and Time Is Running Out display Muse at their peak and really bring the group up to a new level. Despite this, I do think the ending does drop off and I always find my attention wavering by the closing tracks. Overall, this album is amazing and without the few filler tracks and the dip in quality at the end it would be one of the greatest ever made.
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55/100
From 09/27/2021 22:11
If this was the first rock album I discovered on my own, this might have blown my mind. As it stands, I'm too old to fully enjoy any of this. And I'm only 22.
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From 08/11/2021 00:16
Masterpiece
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80/100
From 07/09/2021 17:48
É bom, levemente cafona e forçado, mas bom!
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From 03/02/2021 17:45
Après l'album Origin Of Symmetry qui était juste énorme, difficile de ne pas pas décevoir. Et là, le miracle, comme une continuité du précédent… Le retour de la première claque !
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