Finally listened to the NEW MUSE ALBUM!!!! Madness is my favorite song on it, but I also like Panic Station and Explorers. I like their bassist's voice a lot on the two tracks he sings, especially Save Me. I hate Survival though, because it's too cheesy, and Unsustainable really creeps me out (the subject matter, anyway). But other than that, I was pleasantly surprised by the album. I like it.
Has Muse ever named U2 as one of their influences? I see Queen as being a huge influence for one, but there are some U2-esque tracks too. Madness reminds me of Numb and Big Freeze reminds me of Ultraviolet. Also, my dad thinks Matt Bellamy sounds like Bono on some songs. I wouldn't be surprised if he's been influenced by his vocals.