I picked up Muse's Black Holes and Revelations a few months ago. This album is damn amazing. It's my best pick for 2006 right now.
Although Absolution was great, it shared a common problem with their previous albums in sounding too similar overall. This time around they keep you guessing as the jump from track to track, yet somehow manage to make it sound cohessive.
To me it sounds like a weird Space/Pop concept album although they were not intending it to be concept. But...the damn thing is just brilliant. The lyrics are scathing with some serious political slants and as always, they just bowl you over with the music.
Check out this album now. Let me know what you think.