I have the tendency to ignore massively popular bands. That is, until they’ve established themselves for a number of years. Then I’ll give them a try. Sometimes they convince me immediately, such as Muse. Solid rock with a touch of theatre. Some might call it prog rock, but no. They like their synths though, sometimes quite pompous. Severely distorted and synthesized rock guitar. Luckily they don’t take themselves not too seriously, otherwise they wouldn’t have recorded Knights of Sydonia.
What surprises me that this band is massively popular in the UK. Well, music’s wonders still works, I guess.