While Muse has managed to maintain the stadium-rock sound that has been their trademark for the past decade – despite being thrust into the spotlight over the past few years (including the 2012 Olympics in their home country) – their sound has been able to persevere, having evolved into a theatrical act the likes of which we haven't seen since Queen (I know these are blasphemous words to Freddie Mercury purists, my apologies). They've always had a devoted following overseas, albeit a tougher sell here in the States. 2003's Absolution was a breakthrough for the band in America, with 2006's Black Holes and Revelations jumping even further into the limelight. After enduring the tribulations of producing their own record (2009's The Resistance), they've finally hit their stride, with The 2nd Law set to carry them the rest of the way into the mainstream. Between borrowing styles from legends like the Talking Heads, Pink Floyd and David Bowie, Muse has supplied a beautifully diverse release.
Worth a Listen: "Supremacy"