Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Black Holes and Revelations CD + DVD-Video 11 + 6 Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) 5051011973529 5051011973529
Black Holes and Revelations CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPCR-12306 4943674064373
Black Holes and Revelations CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPCR-12307 4943674064403
Black Holes and Revelations CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), Helium-3 25646 3509-5, 25646-3509-5, HEL3002CD 825646350957
Black Holes and Revelations CD 11 Helium-3 HEL3002CD 825646350957
Black Holes and Revelations CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), Helium-3 25646-3509-5, HEL3002CD 825646350957
Black Holes and Revelations CD 11 Helium-3 HEL3002CD 825646350926
Black Holes and Revelations CD 11 Helium-3 HEL3002CDX 825646350926
Black Holes and Revelations CD 11 Helium-3, Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 2564635095 9325583038419
Black Holes and Revelations CD 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 44284-2 093624428428
Black Holes and Revelations CD + DVD 11 + 19 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 44350-2 093624435020
Black Holes and Revelations CD 11 A&E Records 825646350957
Black Holes and Revelations CD 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPZR-30194, WPZR-30195 4943674070084
Black Holes and Revelations (updated 09 version) Digital Media 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 825646911486
Black Holes and Revelations 12" Vinyl 11 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 44284-1 825646350919
Black Holes and Revelations (24bit/96kHz) Digital Media 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 825646024797
Black Holes and Revelations (24 bit/96 kHz) Digital Media 12 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) [none]
Promotion
Barnes and Noble Sampler CD 5 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)
Bootleg
Black Holes and Revelations (Instrumental) CD 11

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Invincible
Knights of Cydonia
Map of the Problematique
Starlight
Supermassive Black Hole
part of: Mercury Prize shortlist nominees (number: 2006)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000729346 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/11079 [info]
Wikidata: Q204240 [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/muse/black_holes_and_revelations/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/mqbd [info]

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Muse finally shake off those last pesky inhibitions that inhibited 2003'sAbsolution. Not content with merely mixing classical piano, skin blistering guitars and operatic structures, we now get shimmering synths and what can only be described as prog techno.

Black Holes And Revelations is a superlative stretching album: audacious, inflamed and utterly unashamed of its own ambition. It's also sonically exhilarating.The beats of "Take A Bow"shudder on the speakers as Matt Bellamy wails "You will burn, you will burn" at an un-named world leader, who may well be initialled GWB.

From this modest opening, the album only accelerates and ascends, taking in Muse's most heartfelt love song yet (the gorgeous, expansive "Starlight"), mind blowing mutant space funk ("Supermassive Black Hole") and amphetamine techno-rock ("Assassin"). At times it's the silliest thing you'll ever hear. Often it's the best. Muse just became Britain's most exciting band.