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  • Awesome Music: Has its own page.
  • Broken Base: The band recently set a relatively straightforward treasure hunt for the fanbase in which they gradually unlocked the song "United States Of Eurasia" in seven chunks by visiting stations across Europe and Asia (and one in New York). However, half of the fanbase was convinced that by "resisting" the desire to activate the seventh station, the band would release something better than the final part of the song. The station was eventually activated after the deadline was extended, to the chagrin of some and delight of others.
    • On a wider level, The Resistance — and to a lesser extent Black Holes & Revelations — created something of a Broken Base within Muse's own fandom.
  • Crazy Awesome: The entire band is this, but especially Matthew Bellamy.
  • Ear Worm: Plug In Baby, Hysteria, Knights of Cydonia and Uprising.
    • The piano line from "Starlight" would also fit here.
    • Depending on the songs one has heard, and how much one likes them: almost every song by the band- especially Time is Running Out, Fury, Resistance, Stockholm Syndrome, and Supermassive Black Hole.
    • Hyper Music, Love is Forever, Undisclosed Desires, Dead Star.
  • Epic Riff: Loads. Both on guitar and keyboards. 'Plug In Baby' is especially notable for being rated the 13th best riff of all time by Total Guitar magazine.
    • Also, "Hysteria" has one of the most memorable bass guitar riffs in a hit song of the last decade that wasn't by Tool.
    • "Starlight" has an instantly recognisable alternating drum riff.
    • Let's just cap off this discussion by saying that Muse is the Epic Riff fully embodied.
  • Face of the Band: Matthew Bellamy.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With fans of µ's from Love Live!: aside from pointing out that both the English and Japanese bands shared the same name, some of the Love Live! fandom tends to claim that the latter is a much better band than the former.
  • Funny Moments: See here.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Some of the Fen had this reaction to the band's incorporation into Twilight. Others just chose to hate the Twilight fans and continue loving the band.
  • Narm: The line "I have played in every toilet" from "Muscle Museum". It Makes Sense in Context, but is still pretty funny. Also, most of the song "Resistance" and Matt's poorly-done Gratuitous French in "I Belong To You".
    • REEEPONDS AH MAH TONDRESSSEEEE, REEEPONDS AH MAH TONDRESSSEEEE, EHHHHHHHH VERSEEE MWAAAHH....
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Take a Bow". Just..."Take a Bow".
    • Some of their early b-sides such as "Recess", "Yes Please", and "Con-Science".
    • The lyrics to Megalomania's chorus. "TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE! OFF YOOOUUUR DIIIISGUIIIIIIIISE! I KNOOOW THAT UUUNDERNEEAAATH IT'S MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" The Ominous Pipe Organ doesn't help.
      • Whether any of this is accidental is open for debate...
    • As noted on the main page, Dead Star as these creepy breathing moments where Matt slurps before screaming his lungs out.
  • Periphery Demographic: While their style and topics seem especially counter to the Twilight fandom's expectations, they have a following due to Stephenie Meyer being a large fan herself and mentioning them frequently in her books.
    • Older fans of the band roundly despise the fanbase the band got from "Supermassive Black Hole" appearing in Twilight, referring to these people as "Twiheads" or "Twits". These older fans are split down the middle on whether or not the band's new single "Uprising" peaking at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 due to their performance at the MTV VMAs is a good thing or not.
      • The fact that a new song from The Resistance, "I Belong to You" is being remade into a completely new version just for the New Moon movie doesn't seem to exactly help that issue.
        • Seeing as the interpretation of that one from the Nineteen Eighty-Four angle is that it's Winston's views on Big Brother, that's a little ironic.
  • Ruined FOREVER: The preview for Muse's sixth album, The 2nd Law, reveals dubstep influences, resulting in this reaction from several fans.
  • Tear Jerker: See here.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: While Black Holes & Revelations, judging from the commercial success and the opinions from critics and general population, is considered the greatest thing to ever happen mainstream society since buttered toast, many of the old fans absolutely despise the album's new direction to a slightly more pop-oriented sound and like to crown it Muse's worst album to date. Fans were even more pissed off after they found out that many of the songs that were performed live pre-release of the album became butchered on the album, most notably their song "Assassin", rumoured by some people to be the work of their then-producer Rich Costey.
    • The reaction that The Resistance bestowed upon the fans after release is even more polarising with some people calling it their best album and some their worst.
    • Muse fans who've listened to all five studio albums in their entirety may rank them in this order: Origin of Symmetry, Absolution, Black Holes & Revelations, The Resistance, Showbiz. Honestly, Showbiz has a lot of great songs but it is the sound of them just starting out. Especially compared to what follows.
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