For one, I think the acoustic rock-electronic-mix works well. It's not at all distracting. On further note, it sounds 2018, post-Avicii. And yet it still sounds 100% Muse. Many a band would simply make a fool of themselves trying to pull that off. It's a song which Jared Leto will have nightmares about. On top of that, it just is a damn good song with a nice set of lyrics. Not trying to sound pretentious, but the robotic effects on the vocals during the chorus contrasted with the very human sounding acoustic guitar fits the theme well.
But I'm just a casual Muse-fan, it that. I listen to Black Holes and Revelations and The Resistance and prefer their softer side to the (wacky) heavier stuff they have.