What is so interesting about Grace Jones career is that there was no arc. There was a part one (lush gay disco), and a part two (post-punk dub).
Billy Eye in 1980 described Jones brilliantly for an article he wrote for magazine "The New Wave Scene" - "This is one act you have to see for yourselves because no one can really explain what it is that makes Jamacian-born Grace Jones the outrageous performer she is.
The severe leatherette, androgynous look and attitude are a large part of the package, and there is very much a disco influence to her music. 'New-wave-disco with a funky Caribbean influence' would be the phrase to describe her, but don't let that stop you from seeing her."
Muse was the last album of Jones' disco trilogy recorded with producer Tom Moulton, which began in 1977 with debut Portfolio. Released September of 1979, the year of the "anti-disco backlash", both the album and its double A-side single, "On Your Knees"/"Don't Mess with the Messer", were largely overlooked by the record buying public at the time and remains her lowest-charting studio album in the USA and the only studio album not to produce any charting single. All album art, including the cover image, is by Richard Bernstein.