"Map of the Problematique" (sometimes abbreviated to "MotP") is a song from the 2006 album Black Holes & Revelations. It was released as the fifth and final single from the album (following "Invincible") as a digital download on June 18th, 2007, with the B-side "Map of the Problematique (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix)".


Title meaningEdit

A reference to the Club of Rome think tank[1], who would create a "map of the problematique" which would describe a set of likely challenges the world might face in the near future.

Nexus VST Synth has an instrument on it that is called "Problamatique" which is the exact sound Muse use as the opening sound to this track.

Musical styleEdit

The song resembles 'Enjoy the Silence' by Depeche Mode.

Track listingsEdit

Digital downloadEdit

  1. "Map of the Problematique" – 4:18
  2. "Map of the Problematique (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix)" –



It is one of two Muse singles never to have an official music video, the other being Cave.


  1. Wikipedia:Club of Rome
Black Holes & Revelations