r/Muse voting results

You were asked to pick the best song of two random options. You were then given new options to vote for

49238
votes later
Song Win rate
Stockholm Syndrome 85.26%
Knights Of Cydonia 83.83%
Citizen Erased 82.90%
508 of you voted and only 19 accounted for more than 50% of the votes
Since those 19 people are overrepresented, weighted votes are necessary. Voters with more than 400 votes has their votes weighted to represent a total weight of 400
Weighted votes changes things quite a bit!
Song Win rate
Citizen Erased 87.79%
Stockholm Syndrome 87.67%
New Born 86.33%
We are not done yet,
Some songs has had some easier matchups than others. With 49238 votes you would think it cancels out but not quite and we can use some math to artificially correct this based on average opponent win rate for each song
We now have the final results. Last correction didn't change it that much but it erased our beloved citizen
Song Win rate
Stockholm Syndrome 87.35%
Citizen Erased 86.84%
New Born 85.76%
Map Of The Problematique 81.98%
Plug In Baby 81.41%
Hysteria 79.65%
Knights Of Cydonia 77.17%
Bliss 76.74%
Reapers 76.12%
Assassin 75.56%
Stockholm Syndrome
is r/Muse's most liked song based on the votes, and that is despite all the praise for Citizen Erased. Go listen to it now and while you are at it, here is our top 50 Spotify ordered playlist
Sorry Chris
But apparently we won't Save you. Harshly put, here are the worst album songs
Song Win rate
Aftermath 35.86%
Sober 35.69%
Escape 35.55%
Soldier's Poem 32.58%
I Belong To You 31.40%
Guiding Light 28.57%
Overdue 26.55%
Drones 24.99%
Revolt 24.92%
Save Me 23.37%
Don't feel too bad about Save Me though. Bedroom Acoustics is the lowest ranked song overall and was only picked 12.85% of the times, which is about 2 times worse
Actually, let's compare some songs
Win Rates, go away
When comparing songs, win rates doesn't give the best feel for the actual difference between them. A song with a 99.5% win rate is about twice as good as one with 99% despite the numbers themselves being very close. The following graph explains win rate to score conversion which we use to compare songs
Which also means Stockholm Syndrome is 46.8 times better than Bedroom Acoustics
Use this tool to compare songs
Place Song Win rate Score
1 Citizen Erased 87.79% 87.79%
1 Citizen Erased 87.79% 87.79%
I know there is not much meaning to saying a song is twice as good as another because we don't have a solid way of defining that. But the numbers can be used to tell whether the difference between two songs are greater than the difference between two other songs

Let's talk Albums

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Showbiz
Origin of Symmetry Absolution Black Holes and Revelations The Resistance The 2nd Law Drones

2009-2010

Song Win rate
Citizen Erased 87.88%
New Born 84.76%
Plug in Baby 77.6%
Plug in Baby 77.6%
Plug in Baby 77.6%
Plug in Baby 77.6%
Plug in Baby 77.6%
Plug in Baby 77.6%
Plug in Baby 77.6%
Plug in Baby 77.6%
Plug in Baby 77.6%
Plug in Baby 77.6%
Plug in Baby 77.6%

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Avg win rate

Origin of Symmetry
will prevail, however absolution is the most solid album where every single song has a win rate of more than 50%
Black Holes and Revelations and The Resistance are the only albums where the second half is better than the first
A couple rankings
Best openers
Song Win rate
New Born 85.76%
Take A Bow 70.13%
Sunburn 67.63%
Apocalypse Please 66.92%
Supremacy 62.87%
Uprising 56.57%
Dead Inside 53.71%
Best closers
Song Win rate
Knights Of Cydonia 79.65%
The Globalist + (Drones) 63.17%
Megalomania 59.93%
Ruled By Secrecy 57.82%
Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 [Redemption] 54.84%
Hate This and I'll Love You 43.27%
The 2nd Law: Isolated System 38.81%
Bonus tracks
Song Win rate
Fury 68.97%
Futurism 68.76%
Glorious 67.34%
Spiral Static lol%
Non album songs (Excluding bonus tracks)
Song Win rate
Dead Star 66.89%
The Groove 62.22%
Assassin - GOB Edit 59.29%
Eternally Missed 57.96%
In Your World 53.09%
Easily 49.30%
Shrinking Universe 44.78%
Hyper Chondriac Music 43.88%
Crying Shame 39.81%
Map Of Your Head 37.02%
The entire fucking list
Place Song Win rate Score
1 Stockholm Syndrome 87.35 46.84
2 Citizen Erased 86.84 44.75
3 New Born 85.76 40.86
4 Map Of The Problematique 81.98 30.86
5 Plug In Baby 81.41 29.70
6 Hysteria 80.98 28.88
7 Knights Of Cydonia 79.65 26.55
8 Bliss 77.17 22.93
9 Reapers 76.74 22.37
10 Assassin 76.12 21.62
11 Muscle Museum 75.56 20.96
12 Butterflies and Hurricanes 74.98 20.33
13 Showbiz 74.95 20.29
14 Hyper Music 73.01 18.34
15 The Handler 72.57 17.94
16 Micro Cuts 71.97 17.41
17 Space Dementia 70.65 16.33
18 Take A Bow 70.13 15.92
19 Fury 68.97 15.07
20 Futurism 68.76 14.92
21 Time Is Running Out 68.60 14.82
22 Sunburn 67.63 14.17
23 Sing For Absolution 67.34 13.99
24 Glorious 67.34 13.98
25 City Of Delusion 67.14 13.86
26 The Small Print 67.13 13.85
27 Unnatural Selection 66.96 13.75
28 Apocalypse Please 66.92 13.72
29 Dead Star 66.89 13.70
30 Exo-Politics 66.38 13.39
31 MK Ultra 65.90 13.11
32 The Globalist 63.17 11.63
33 Supremacy 62.87 11.48
34 Animals 62.47 11.29
35 The Groove 62.22 11.17
36 Supermassive Black Hole 61.99 11.06
37 Hoodoo 61.59 10.88
38 Panic Station 61.36 10.77
39 Invincible 60.96 10.59
40 Megalomania 59.93 10.15
41 Assassin - Grand Omega Bosses Edit 59.29 9.88
42 Eternally Missed 57.96 9.35
43 Falling Away With You 57.93 9.34
44 Dark Shines 57.92 9.34
45 Blackout 57.84 9.30
46 Ruled By Secrecy 57.82 9.30
47 Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist 57.57 9.20
48 Starlight 57.30 9.10
49 Uprising 56.57 8.84
50 Resistance 56.55 8.83
51 Psycho 56.42 8.78
52 Uno 55.87 8.58
53 Defector 55.08 8.32
54 Cave 55.00 8.29
55 Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 [Redemption] 54.84 8.24
56 Exogenesis: Symphony Part 2 [Cross-pollination] 54.69 8.19
57 Survival 54.33 8.07
58 Dead Inside 53.71 7.87
59 Endlessly 53.67 7.86
60 Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 [Overture] 53.31 7.74
61 In Your World 53.09 7.68
62 United States Of Eurasia 51.65 7.24
63 Feeling Good 50.03 6.79
64 Unintended 49.58 6.67
65 Easily 49.30 6.60
66 Madness 46.45 5.88
67 Mercy 46.19 5.82
68 Shrinking Universe 44.78 5.50
69 Undisclosed Desires 44.23 5.38
70 Hyper Chondriac Music 43.88 5.30
71 Hate This and I'll Love You 43.27 5.17
72 Liquid State 42.49 5.01
73 Explorers 41.47 4.81
74 The 2nd Law: Unsustainable 41.43 4.80
75 Screenager 40.72 4.66
76 Falling Down 40.71 4.66
77 Big Freeze 40.16 4.55
78 Fillip 40.04 4.53
79 Crying Shame 39.81 4.49
80 Spiral Static 38.84 4.31
81 The 2nd Law: Isolated System 38.81 4.30
82 Map Of Your Head 37.02 3.99
83 Follow Me 36.94 3.97
84 Agitated 36.51 3.90
85 Aftermath 35.86 3.79
86 Sober 35.69 3.76
87 Escape 35.55 3.74
88 Yes Please 34.00 3.49
89 Soldier's Poem 32.58 3.28
90 Nature_1 32.53 3.27
91 Sing For Absolution [Acoustic Radio 2] 32.20 3.22
92 Recess 31.61 3.14
93 I Belong To You 31.40 3.10
94 Cant't Take My Eyes Off You 31.10 3.06
95 Ashamed 29.80 2.88
96 Shine 28.78 2.74
97 Guiding Light 28.57 2.71
98 Shine(Acoustic) 28.57 2.71
99 Overdue 26.55 2.45
100 Forced In 26.37 2.43
101 Con-science 25.95 2.38
102 Drones 24.99 2.26
103 The Gallery 24.92 2.25
104 Revolt 24.92 2.25
105 Host 23.83 2.12
106 Save Me 23.37 2.07
107 Minimum 21.80 1.89
108 Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever) 21.13 1.82
109 Do We Need This? 20.43 1.74
110 Pink Ego Box 19.80 1.67
111 Coma 19.61 1.65
112 Execution Commentary 19.00 1.59
113 Piano Thing 18.76 1.57
114 Twin 16.96 1.38
115 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want 15.41 1.24
116 Jimmy Kane 14.27 1.13
117 Bedroom Acoustics 12.85 1.00
Thanks for reading
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