My good friend Sergio who is an extremely accomplished musician and who morphed himself from a spectacular bassist to spectacular drummer and can put most lead guiarists to shame once told me that Muse is the best rock band that has ever existed.
Personally I don’t have the balls or the knowledge to make far reaching statements like that. And reading this I know you’re enumerating the thousands (millions?) of rock bands that have existed since African American slave communities sang their first question/answer folk songs and created the foundation for blues and then rock.
But Serge is a smart guy and his opinion is not to be taken lightly. Go buy Muse – “Hysteria” and “Supermassive Black Hole” on iTunes and let me know what you think.