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Muse — City of Delusion
Album: Black Holes and Revelations
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Released: 2006
Length: 4:46
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Stay away from me
Build a fortress
And shield your beliefs
Touch the divine
As we fall in line

Can I believe
When I don't trust
All your theories
Turn to dust
I choose to hide
From the all seeing eye

Destroy this city of delusion
And break these walls down
And I will avenge
And justify my reasons with your blood

You'll not rest
Settle for less
Until you guzzle
And squander what's left
Do not deny
Yet you live and let die

Destroy this city of delusion
And break these walls down
And I will avenge
And justify my reasons with your blood

Destroy this city of delusion
And break these walls down
And I will avenge
And justify my reasons with your blood
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What a drama queen this guy is.
and a crystal frontier in there
what a yammer...
 wgsu_1978 wrote:

I wouldn't mind hearing some good rap on RP. Problem is I've heard very little good rap. Garland Jeffreys incorporates some rap into his songs ("Welcome to the World"). And "Dowutchalike" (sp?) by Digital Underground is an absolute masterpiece. 

My point is that there's nothing intrinsically wrong with any type of music, and if Bill knows of a rap tune he thinks some of us would enjoy, he should by all means play it.
 
Guru would work on RP. (Jazz-Hip Hop)
 horseplayer wrote:
I have no idea what they're singing about, but it can't possibly be as serious as they're making it sound

 
 {#Roflol}
I have no idea what they're singing about, but it can't possibly be as serious as they're making it sound
 wgsu_1978 wrote:

I wouldn't mind hearing some good rap on RP. Problem is I've heard very little good rap. Garland Jeffreys incorporates some rap into his songs ("Welcome to the World"). And "Dowutchalike" (sp?) by Digital Underground is an absolute masterpiece. 

My point is that there's nothing intrinsically wrong with any type of music, and if Bill knows of a rap tune he thinks some of us would enjoy, he should by all means play it.
 
Funny you say that because two songs later: 
 
Rachid Taha — Zoom Sur Oum

...which has a sort of rap sound to it.


The epitome of over-produced.  Spare us, Bill.
Gag-a-maggot.  The worst of my least favorite RP play.  If only I could hit the PSD on my connected receiver....  And before all ya Muse fans start reveling in the bombast, just remember that we all should remember that bombast is not a positive attribute, it is akin to a childish, publicly overblown sense of self-importance — that's not flattery BTW.
Thanks to my son and daughter who let me know about this band...love them...
 zivko wrote:
Should not like 
this but I do.Frustration and rage well communicated

 
That really is it, isn't it?  It's as though we're not supposed to like it - which is exactly the point!
Should not like 
this but I do.Frustration and rage well communicated
 DragonslayerJS wrote:
WTF is this? A song where the chorus appears to be two different songs playing at the same time doesn't appeal to me.

 
Completely annoying. I thought it was an RP technical glitch. Yech. 
WTF is this? A song where the chorus appears to be two different songs playing at the same time doesn't appeal to me.
Is this 2 songs layered together? Sounds weird like there's extra music....
Muse; never found the "theatrics" or the voice convincing or interesting.
Techno meets metal meets calexico... Whats not to love? 8.
 PurplePrincess wrote:
I love Muse, I love that they are bombastic and over the top, they make me smile. I would love to see them live. I also love that there is something for everyone on RP.... except, thank goodness, no Rap. I would have to leave if there was Rap. Or mainstream what passes for pop country nowadays.
 
Have you noticed every country song now is about drinking alcohol? Budweiser payola?
It certainly rocks, but it lacks dynamics...I'm guessing due to the recording.
That track doesn't have enough activity or percussion. 
 
 PurplePrincess wrote:
I love Muse, I love that they are bombastic and over the top, they make me smile. I would love to see them live. I also love that there is something for everyone on RP.... except, thank goodness, no Rap. I would have to leave if there was Rap. Or mainstream what passes for pop country nowadays.
 
I wouldn't mind hearing some good rap on RP. Problem is I've heard very little good rap. Garland Jeffreys incorporates some rap into his songs ("Welcome to the World"). And "Dowutchalike" (sp?) by Digital Underground is an absolute masterpiece. 

My point is that there's nothing intrinsically wrong with any type of music, and if Bill knows of a rap tune he thinks some of us would enjoy, he should by all means play it.
 chyk5 wrote:
Do you think this guy had a vocal coach that constantly screamed, "Emote! Emote!" 

 
Any vocal coach would demand that the microphone be removed from the tonsils before the excessively noisy in-breath, which alas is considered synonymous with emotion these days, and unfortunately has been for some decades. A trained singer would avoid that.
I love Muse, I love that they are bombastic and over the top, they make me smile. I would love to see them live. I also love that there is something for everyone on RP.... except, thank goodness, no Rap. I would have to leave if there was Rap. Or mainstream what passes for pop country nowadays.
 Grammarcop wrote:

I'm sorry I criticized your precious band. It looks like I struck a nerve, and for that I apologize.

But I find Muse to be bombastic, shallow and inarticulate. It seems you and the band have much in common. 

 
Agreed. I think this sucks. To each their own.
 below72 wrote:
Yeah...rock is dead.  A little band like MUSE sells 20 million units worldwide - so yeah, rock is dead. WAIT!!!!  Do you hear it?  The sizzle? This is your brain on rock / this is your brain on roll....You're brian seems to be fried.


 
I'm sorry I criticized your precious band. It looks like I struck a nerve, and for that I apologize.

But I find Muse to be bombastic, shallow and inarticulate. It seems you and the band have much in common. 
 fredriley wrote:

Yep, Muse is definitely OTT, much as Queen were. Bombastic noise and SF lyrics. A BIG full on in-yer-lugholes volume-to-11 melodramatic wall of sound which I'd love to hear live. I can see why many dislike them for just those reasons, but the Nottingham jury rocks along.

 
Totally agree. This one is especially groovy !{#Dancingbanana_2}
 ick wrote:
It's so over-the-top and out there it's got the potential for greatness... or not.

 
Yep, Muse is definitely OTT, much as Queen were. Bombastic noise and SF lyrics. A BIG full on in-yer-lugholes volume-to-11 melodramatic wall of sound which I'd love to hear live. I can see why many dislike them for just those reasons, but the Nottingham jury rocks along.
Bruce Springsteen is no longer the king of bombastic pomp.
 Jelani wrote:

They stole it from a Calexico tune...

 
Who learned it from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, etc., and so on...
Yeah...rock is dead.  A little band like MUSE sells 20 million units worldwide - so yeah, rock is dead. WAIT!!!!  Do you hear it?  The sizzle? This is your brain on rock / this is your brain on roll....You're brian seems to be fried.

 Grammarcop wrote:
Rock is dead.

 
Yes, Rock Hudson died quite a while ago - almost thirty years.
Can't stand Bellamy's whining......3
 (former member) wrote:


This is very cool...  rocks, and that horn work is a nice touch...

 
 
They stole it from a Calexico tune...
I think there may not be enough drums in this track!!!
 sirdroseph wrote:


When you go please leave them there.
 
hahaha! yeah.
 ick wrote:
It's so over-the-top and out there it's got the potential for greatness... or not.
 
I say not. Could be, but not.
It's so over-the-top and out there it's got the potential for greatness... or not.
 tompoll wrote:
I need to go back in time and redo high school, but take Muse with me.
 

When you go please leave them there.
I need to go back in time and redo high school, but take Muse with me.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Rock is dead.
 
and yet irony lives on in form... divorced from meaning spawned by by the original genre.

I'd like to see these guys doubled up with "Blue Man Group".
 terrapin52 wrote:
I don't know what he's saying, but it sounds important.
 
{#High-five}
bleaaaasssssshhhhhhhh
Love Muse...without a doubt one of the greatest current bands to see live!
I actually like it EXCEPT for the "outer space" section which then melds into symphonic background.
Jesus these guys are overrated and incredibly annoying
Rock is dead.
To me, Muse isn't THAT bad. They just seem to combine the worst instincts of early Radiohead with flamboyant Queen.
 terrapin52 wrote:
I don't know what he's saying, but it sounds important.
 
But it's not. 
 handyrae wrote:

I'm hearing "Puuuut meeee ouuuuut offffff yourrrrrr miiiiseeeery!!"
 
At least we agree on the misery part  {#Tongue-out}
 marc1980 wrote:

I think he's saying "Puuuut meeee ouuuuut offffff myyyyy miiiiseeeery!!"
 
I'm hearing "Puuuut meeee ouuuuut offffff yourrrrrr miiiiseeeery!!"
 ncollingridge wrote:
Love the trumpet - most unexpected amongst all the bombast.
 

Agreed, it is like someone reading Tolstoy in the middle of a gang of teenagers heading to the latest installment of Twilight.
 terrapin52 wrote:
I don't know what he's saying, but it sounds important.
 
I think he's saying "Puuuut meeee ouuuuut offffff myyyyy miiiiseeeery!!"

I don't know what he's saying, but it sounds important.


This is very cool...  rocks, and that horn work is a nice touch...

 
bleh
 linden wrote:
Everything and the kitchen sink in this track. I admire the chutzpah.
 

too much drama!!
Everything and the kitchen sink in this track. I admire the chutzpah.
YES! This rules!
 chyk5 wrote:
Do you think this guy had a vocal coach that constantly screamed, "Emote! Emote!" 
 
Now that you mention it, yes, I think he did. Maybe it was the same guy who taught William Shatner how to act.


 Sasha2001 wrote:
Too bad John Barry (James Bond composer, among others) he'd demand royalties. Now that I think about it, so would
Queen/Radiohead/U2 and every other band they have mined for their overwrought, overproduced sound.
 
((taps nose)). Nailed it. I'll even add in a dash of Jeff Buckley. Except all of the above artists do it better, in my opinion.

 Sasha2001 wrote:
Too bad John Barry (James Bond composer, among others) he'd demand royalties. Now that I think about it, so would
Queen/Radiohead/U2 and every other band they have mined for their overwrought, overproduced sound.
 

I concur
Wooaaaah  Woooooaaaah Boooommmmbaaaaaaasstiiic! a bit.
 petrfas wrote:

Shoot film not people.

And sorry for those who cannot enjoy this voice and talent.
 

Somehow I will endeavor to perservere.
Do you think this guy had a vocal coach that constantly screamed, "Emote! Emote!" 
 Shouc wrote:
Bellamy's whining makes me die a little more each time I have to hear it :(
 

Agreed, words cannot express my total disdain for this teenybopper band.{#Rolleyes} (though the horns are pretty cool on this one)

Bellamy's whining makes me die a little more each time I have to hear it :(
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Too bad John Barry (James Bond composer, among others) he'd demand royalties. Now that I think about it, so would
Queen/Radiohead/U2 and every other band they have mined for their overwrought, overproduced sound.
 
it was only posted twice so I posted it again
Agree mostly. I don't hate it though 

 cathenley wrote:
Anyone who can't see the brilliance in Matt's voice or talent should be shot!!!! {#Surprised}
 


No, I can't see the brilliance. I can't hear it either.
Too bad John Barry (James Bond composer, among others) he'd demand royalties. Now that I think about it, so would
Queen/Radiohead/U2 and every other band they have mined for their overwrought, overproduced sound.
Love the trumpet - most unexpected amongst all the bombast.
they make music interesting
One of my niece's favorite bands.  I suggested they were a bit too dramatic. That's what she likes about them. The drama of youth I suppose.
 cathenley wrote:
Anyone who can't see the brilliance in Matt's voice or talent should be shot!!!! {#Surprised}
 
Shoot film not people.

And sorry for those who cannot enjoy this voice and talent.
Bring this guy a cup of tea, please
Wow!  I really like this - never heard them before.
{#Dancingbanana_2}
 Giselle62 wrote:
For me to rate something low is more unusual than for some of the other curmudgeons on here; but i feel a strong inclination to rate them a 2.
 
Curmudgeon?

Say, I resemble that remark . . .  
Anyone who can't see the brilliance in Matt's voice or talent should be shot!!!! {#Surprised}
Has Muse already done a James Bond opening credits song? Or do all their songs sound like an audition for the Bond opening song?

Hey Muse, Radiohead called and they actually doesn't want the "angsty, experimental, British rock band" moniker back.


For me to rate something low is more unusual than for some of the other curmudgeons on here; but i feel a strong inclination to rate them a 2.
Love me some Muse and this is a brilliant choice!
hard to find any voice more annoying... maybe he in RadioHead
 SmileOnADog wrote:

Kind of a Freddie Mercury meets Bono vibe on the voice.


 

If that combined singer fronted the John Tesh Orchestra or Yanni.  And I don't necessarily mean that in a bad way.
 nate917 wrote:
Histrionics 101.
 
exactly.
 fimo wrote:

New album arrived ... have to listen it over i guess, after the first round i'm not really impressed.

This one, however, rocks! {#Bananajam}
 
well,i'm impressed, two times listening is enough to like it
Destroy this city of delusion
And break these walls down
And I will avenge
And justify my reasons
With your blood

Right On!!!! And take all of our "elected" politicians in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Shitbums!!!!

 SmileOnADog wrote:

Kind of a Freddie Mercury meets Bono vibe on the voice.


 
Yes!!

Kind of a Freddie Mercury meets Bono vibe on the voice.


 Darlington wrote:


I saw them open up for U2 in Atlanta last week. They are incredible live...

 
I saw them in Raliegh also opening for U2. They were great.


Histrionics 101.
I think we need to set up some muse traps around here,,,
 Mandible wrote:

so good live, yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

I saw them open up for U2 in Atlanta last week. They are incredible live...

 Deadwing wrote:
New Muse album out in a week or so  YAY!    {#Music}
 
New album arrived ... have to listen it over i guess, after the first round i'm not really impressed.

This one, however, rocks! {#Bananajam}
 hamer12string wrote:
I dig these guys - and they are stunning live.
 
so good live, yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 robco1 wrote:

This is a trio?!

 

Yes it is a trio of sorts. The main songwriter/lead singer is also the lead guitarist/ keyboard player. One talented guy  heh

New Muse album out in a week or so  YAY!    {#Music}

New Porcupine Tree, Muse, and Riverside!!

I'm happy!
I applaud Muse for being TOTALLY committed to keeping the tradition of unapologetic arena (prog) rock a vibrant part of the musical landscape.

=> 7
I dig these guys - and they are stunning live.
neuron wrote:
I'm not a huge Muse fan. I own the first album, listen to it occasionally. That said, I saw them in a smallish club in Boston about 4 years ago and it may have been the best live performance I've ever seen. I've never seen 3 people create so much sound and presence. It blew my mind. I would travel and spend some dough to see that again...and yet the studio stuff is just pretty good in my opinion....


This is a trio?!

EPIC  {#Boohoo}  =>  8

YUCK.
Can you say "over produced"?  Yikes, what a snore.
I'm not a huge Muse fan. I own the first album, listen to it occasionally. That said, I saw them in a smallish club in Boston about 4 years ago and it may have been the best live performance I've ever seen. I've never seen 3 people create so much sound and presence. It blew my mind. I would travel and spend some dough to see that again...and yet the studio stuff is just pretty good in my opinion....
 philipburrows wrote:

And yet, in my humble opinion I "assure" you further my friend, they really are amazing live. And stop doing that to ya head, it'll blister.
 


I really like the band's sound a lot.  But the vocals (IMO) go so far beyond being simply influenced or inspired by Thom Yorke that they turn into a flat out imitation of his voice.  Which is a drag.  Unless that actually is him, in which case the collaboration is cool I think.  a 7 anyway for the song 
 willb wrote:
very unimpressed.
 
I agree with someone from France, I guess stranger things have happened.

This song sounds so unoriginal and over produced. IMHO

Excellent CD   {#Yes}  These guys are a lot of fun.    They have a new CD slated to come out in September  {#Cheers}
These guys are...
     infallibly irritating.

These guys are the classic rock of the early 21st century - MARK MY WORDS...
 maLeFunKtion wrote:
I have been assured that Muse is THE band to see live before you die, as that's when they are at their best.

However...

The lack of a stop or mute button (for tracks such as this)... puts me off the idea completely. {#Frustrated}
 
And yet, in my humble opinion I "assure" you further my friend, they really are amazing live. And stop doing that to ya head, it'll blister.

very unimpressed.
I have been assured that Muse is THE band to see live before you die, as that's when they are at their best.

However...

The lack of a stop or mute button (for tracks such as this)... puts me off the idea completely. {#Frustrated}
This is one big noise, real wall of sound stuff. I love the Mexican-style horn and all the background strings. Very multi-layered and could reveal more on subsequent listens. An immediate 8 from the Nottingham jury.
This song plays in the musical dictionary when you look up the word "bombastic."
I really like this album, but I'm starting to rethink that position after being told that they 'inspire' Stephanie Meyer... {#Frustrated}
my feet are dancing the apocalypso
{#Cowboy}


Hmm.  Franz Ferdinand meets Radiohead.

Franz Ferdihead?  Radionand? Radio Ferdinand!
Aud wrote:
Overblown melodramatic BS
but I like it for some reason. Pretty cool following "Eight Miles High"
This is music for the people who think Radiohead became too "experimental" from Kid A on, and wanted them to release the Bends 2,3,4... ad nauseum. Which is fine, but not for me. I stick to the original, which is the best.
tedious :yawn:
Rachoh wrote:
If you're looking for meaningful songs, Muse isn't your group. If you're looking for things to get you going and pumped up, Muse is your group.
Delusion.... DELUSION......this is where we live. Argue with me if you disagree.
If you're looking for meaningful songs, Muse isn't your group. If you're looking for things to get you going and pumped up, Muse is your group.