“Black Holes and Revelations” is the fourth studio album by Muse, an English rock band formed by Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Dominic Howard (drums) in Teignmouth, Devon in 1994.
The album was recorded in 2005, and was released by Muse’s record label Helium-3 and Warner Bros. Records in 2006. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and number nine on the US Billboard 200.
Since their debut in the late 1990s, Muse had been known for their experimental and melancholic alternative rock that incorporated the elements of classical music and progressive rock under the influence of Radiohead. In this album, they developed it much further, incorporating electronic and pop elements. The album has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide, and the band came to worldwide prominence.
The album is characterized by its epic and symphonic musical style mixing elements of progressive rock, hard rock, glam rock, and electronic music, catchy melodies, emotional vocals by Bellamy, and massive sounds including bass with effects and overdubbing guitars.
The album includes singles, “Supermassive Black Hole” (number 4 on the UK charts), “Starlight” (number 13 on the UK charts), “Knights of Cydonia” (number 10 on the UK charts), “Invincible” (number 21 on the UK charts), and “Map of the Problematique” (number 18 on the UK charts).