The Guardian newpaper is currently running a series called 1000 albums to hear before you die The albums are not ranked but appear in alphabetical order. According to the newspaper's website it's
Guardian onlineMuse are featured on that list with Black Holes and Revelations
not the best 1000 albums of all time. Instead, it's a cross-genre, cross-era look at some great music.
Black Holes and Revelations (2006)
Some missed the sense of humour, others the politics (Assassin advocates knocking off politicians), but Muse's never-better songwriting shines like a supernova. Angry, flamboyant and unapologetically excessive, it's the best arena- electro-glam-pop-protest-rock space opera ever made. Wembley Stadium awaited them.
Indes on The Guardian's website
The criteria for compiling the list might also be interesting to read