Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Black Holes and RevelationsCD12
  • JP2006-06-28
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)WPCR-123064943674064373
Black Holes and RevelationsCD12
  • JP2006-06-28
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)WPCR-123074943674064403
Black Holes and RevelationsCD11
  • XE2006-06-30
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), Helium-325646 3509-5, HEL3002CD825646350957
Black Holes and RevelationsCD11
  • DE2006-06-30
  • GB2006-07-03
  • FR2006-09-18
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), Helium-325646 3509-5, 25646-3509-5, HEL3002CD825646350957
Black Holes and RevelationsCD11
  • FR2006-07-03
Helium-3HEL3002CD825646350926
Black Holes and RevelationsCD11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), Helium-325646 3509-2, HEL3002CDX825646350926
Black Holes and RevelationsCD11
  • AU2006-07-08
Helium-3, Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)25646350959325583038419
Black Holes And RevelationsCD11
  • CA2006-07-11
Helium-32 63509825646350957
Black Holes and RevelationsCD11
  • US2006-07-11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)44284-2093624428428
Black Holes and RevelationsCD + DVD-Video11 + 19
  • US2006-07-11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)44350-2093624435020
Black Holes and RevelationsCD11
A&E Records825646350957
Black Holes and Revelations (Limited Tour Edition)CD + DVD-Video11 + 6
  • XE2007-02-10
  • DE2007-02-10
  • GB2007-02-10
Helium-3, Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)5015101973529, 5051011973529, 50 5101 19735 2 95051011973529
Black Holes and RevelationsCD12
  • JP2007-02-21
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)WPZR-30194, WPZR-301954943674070084
Black Holes and Revelations (updated 09 version)Digital Media12
  • XW2009-03-09
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)825646911486
Black Holes and Revelations12" Vinyl11
  • US2009-08-18
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)44284-1825646350919
Black Holes and Revelations (24bit/96kHz)Digital Media12
  • US2015-08-28
  • JP2015-09-15
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)825646024797
Black Holes and Revelations (24 bit/96 kHz)Digital Media12
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)[none]
Promotion
Barnes and Noble SamplerCD5
  • US2006-08-09
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)
Bootleg
Black Holes and Revelations (instrumental version)CD11

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Invincible
Knights of Cydonia
Map of the Problematique
Starlight
Supermassive Black Hole
part of:Mercury Prize shortlist nominees (number: 2006) (order: 168)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/11079 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/mqbd [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/muse/black_holes_and_revelations/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000729346 [info]
Wikidata:Q204240 [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.