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Muse — Knights of Cydonia
Album: Black Holes and Revelations
Avg rating:
6.3

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Total ratings: 1320









Released: 2006
Length: 5:59
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Come ride with me
Through the veins of history
I'll show you how God
Falls asleep on the job

And how can we win
When fools can be kings?
Don't waste your time
Or time will, waste, you...

No one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

No one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

No one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive
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"Showbiz" and "Origin of Symmetry" are the REAL Muse works, if you ask me.
It all went downhill from there...
Still this is a very very decent song from these peculiar rockers - Gave this an 8.
Peace
{#Drummer} {#Bananajam} {#Dancingbanana_2}
This really is quite grim
I used to love and adore this track and the whole album. I still kind of like it, but despise Muse and their blatant stealing of motifs, riffs and all kinds of stuff from various bands. They are one mediocre band with good production.
I have loved this sing since the fist time i heard it, like ten years ago! Reminds about the song Journey to the stars, whith the old surfrockers The Ventures. 
 coyote620 wrote:
Ouch? This is giving me a headache.

 
From the head banging? {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}
Head banging prog rock. It's good that weed is legal in some parts of U.S., because it takes some of that New Maui Wowie to think of this as Queen Part 2. 
Reminds me of Spinal Tap.
Gemoji image for :thumbsdown
 TerryS wrote:
inho, this needs to be followed by 'Hocus Pocus" by Focus.

Too much prog rock?  DAMNED RIGHT! 

 
For those who like down tempo ambient style rock, the rest of the album by Focus was pretty decent.  Makes me think of Camel.

I am not sure that Camel is for RP but you can hear the Genesis, King Crimson, Moody Blues influence and you can hear melodies and riffs that will remind you of Porcupine Tree.  Steven Wilson is a big fan. 

As for this pretentious garbage Muse song, I kinda like it. 
Ghostriders in the Queen. 
genuinely annoying
inho, this needs to be followed by 'Hocus Pocus" by Focus.

Too much prog rock?  DAMNED RIGHT! 
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Pretentious garbage.

 
Yes.  But that is one blindingly awesome transition from Mathias Duplessy.  Good gracious.
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Pretentious garbage.

 
Pretentious?  Pretending to be what?  Music is music - you either like it or you don't. Muse is all about showmanship, over the top musicianship maybe, but it is just music - fun, silly, inspiring, uplifting or cringe worthy.  It's up to your interpretation - but after all it is just a few guys trying to make a living playing music.
Pretentious garbage.
HUGE!
fun
So boring and getting worse each time it is played - time to retire this track RP.
Within the context of RP, yes.  Individually, no.
Ugh, I can't take this band, the worst.
Bellamy allways ends up whining like a spoiled brat, hate his singing and the music does me nothing. Sorry for all the progrockers on RP!
get on with it then , ....go{#Stop}
 Propayne wrote:
Good Lord - proggin' out this morning!

 
I like this. It is retro in an amusing and entertaining way. I like the voices, actually. I'll sit and listen while the rest of you go visit your tax attorneys.
......not so much....I'll pass on this one for sure.
Good Lord - proggin' out this morning!
Is this a Republican anthem?
 Grammarcop wrote:
Let's see ... listen to this or go see my tax attorney. 

The tax attorney wins! 

 

This song reminded me to make an appointment with my dentist.
Why am I envisioning a horse galloping across the plains?
Hearing the galloping horses just made me yelp with glee here at work...love this song!!!
 Grammarcop wrote:
Let's see ... listen to this or go see my tax attorney. 

The tax attorney wins! 

 

I'd pick a trip down to DMV over this.
 coyote620 wrote:
why? This is giving me a headache.

 
"Oh those noisy kids!"

I am DIGGING this driving rock n roll!!
Let's see ... listen to this or go see my tax attorney. 

The tax attorney wins! 
Ouch? This is giving me a headache.
hahaha, 'waaaaaah this song is whiny! this band is whiny! i don't like the whinies! waaaaah!'

oh well. i love this song; inspires visions of doing adventurous things at great speed. i recall listening to it often while doing geologic work in alaska, using helicopters and such. glorious days! such an excellent album too.
YIKES!
 
Terrible noise, melodramatic... hate this... hit the PSD button...
...not for me.
drama queens...
Nothing like starting a Friday morning with some Muse und Drang.
I don't know, but even in a cheerful tune like this, the singer sounds he's crying out his miserable life. I can't get this band.
There's cheese and then there's Muse.
Sounds like bad "Queen"! 

Really not quite up to RP standard.


 rdo wrote:
I have always been anti-Muse, but I have to admit their latest release is pretty good.  They just need to be a bit more restrained.
 

The lack of restraint is what makes it good. The new album is kinda "meh"...
A friend of mine was enthusiastic about a Muse song, to which I replied that I thought they are a bit over the top for my taste. His response: "Over the top is the point!" And so it is.
Good stuff!

Love this song and seeing it live at Arras Main Square festival back in 2006; it was incredible - what energy!

Sadly I think Muse have since lost the plot and sound too much like Queen.


Great song with lots of energy!
What an epic song! Happy New Year Radioparadise!
Love you people!

I like most music but Muse is absolute garbage!!{#No}
Don't like the lead singer's voice, so that makes this collage of noise even worse - {#Eyes}
I have always been anti-Muse, but I have to admit their latest release is pretty good.  They just need to be a bit more restrained.
 80poundsOfFury wrote:
i dont this song has enough melodrama.....
 
Well its Muse, they are melodrama.
 80poundsOfFury wrote:
i dont this song has enough melodrama.....
 
Paging Freddie Mercury...
That's a nice way of saying that this song is awful.   

helloitsme wrote:
The lyrics of Journey

The music of King Crimson lite

This band just doesn't work for me.
 


Good. 7.
The lyrics of Journey

The music of King Crimson lite

This band just doesn't work for me.
I actually like Muse, but I think their songs have all been very poorly produced. It's if the producer just cranked the volume all the way up on all instruments and leaned back with a smile on his face.

I know that much of the post mid nineties music is like that, but I notice it especially when listening to Muse. It's a shame 'cause I really like the music - I just can't stand listening to it! {#Cry}
This one isn't "so bad that it's good!" ... it's just lame.  meh
Watch this being played on the live at Wembley DVD and you'll see how Muse can evoke such emotion in an audience. Utterly brilliant. Some say cheese, but delivered with fine port, it can be outstanding!!!
I really really want to hate the cheese, but I just can't.
i dont this song has enough melodrama.....
Haters hit PSD or Mute..Good song from a band that knows how to write a tune..
 Ghiaap wrote:
BAD!  {#Naughty}
 
good
BAD!  {#Naughty}
thank you
No, no and no. Like being pushed back to the 70's progressive rock era but without guts or talent. Lame to the extreme!

GOOD!


Absolutely love this song. One of my all time favorites from Muse.
Chilling. Thrilling. Love it.
 TJS wrote:
My rating was # 666!  Sweet!
 
And have we heard from him since? No, seriously...
 Gregorama wrote:
Nice "Telstar" feel to this one.
 
From Wiki: "Bellamy's father, George, was rhythm guitarist in the 1960s pop group The Tornados, who were the first British band to have a United States number one song, with "Telstar".<1>"Knights of Cydonia", a single from Muse's fourth album Black Holes and Revelations, is often cited as a tribute to that song, with its space rock sound and accompanying video depicting a cowboy's quest through a human landscape."
Care for a little cheese to go with that whine?
My rating was # 666!  Sweet!
Love the fuzz guitar!
 wrangler wrote:
Muse: the Broadway musical of rock music.   {#Cowboy}
 
They have never been able to match their high point "OK Computer". {#Wink}

Telstar?

Shades of 60's garage bands and so much more.

First listen, worth an 8.
Time to go shovel snow.
Surf quitar!!
 wrangler wrote:
Muse: the Broadway musical of rock music.   {#Cowboy}
 
...true, but isn't it fun?..
MUSE are that good - I am surprised!

Listening to the song (without nowing what was playing)
I was rather sure I listened to a 30-40 year old song.


Guitar Hero ruined this song for me.
Muse: the Broadway musical of rock music.   {#Cowboy}
Ahhh. Just sit back and turn it up.
 shayde wrote:
I hear lots of Trans Siberian Orchestra here.
 

{#Lol}
 ThePoose wrote:
Echoes of the 1960s piece Telstar.
 
Mat Bellamy's dad was in the Tornados.

I quite like this not a huge fan, but I have access to all their albums as my lad is a huge fan. 

This album is in my iTunes. 
 smackiepipe wrote:
I was thinking a throwback of Queen with Amboy Dukes' Journey to the Center of Your Mind.
 
Yea, I hear that.

Very cool song. Glad to have discovered these guys.
I adore Muse. They are so over the top and delightfully melodramatic (plus the band has been together since they were 13 year olds just dreaming about having a "cool" band).

Absolution is my favorite of theirs.

Hysteria rocks. That is all.
Their very innovative use of the electrified saw blade is truly interesting.
Not liking this one.
The only reason I didn't give this a 1 is because I generally like Muse.  This one, however, is a real stinker.
This is the first time in a LONG time that I actually reached over and turned off RP.
 eruwenolorien wrote:
"Don't waste your time or time will waste you."  This song is AWESOME!!

My favorite version, though, is from HARRP. I've been listening it to it for years, and the crowd singing along at the very beginning still gives me chills (just thinking about it gives me chills!). Such an epic performance!
 
Took me a while to figure out this reference. It's actually HAARP and it makes for interesting reading—both the Muse DVD/CD and the project itself.
Good to hear this is still in the playlist, haven't heard it in a while. Thanks, Bill.
I hear lots of Trans Siberian Orchestra here.
I was thinking a throwback of Queen with Amboy Dukes' Journey to the Center of Your Mind.
sounds like Ventures - Journey to the stars? 
Great track, love the album too - but the copy which Bill seems to play only appears to be in mono? Spoils what would be otherwise 7 minutes of pure rocking out. (please fix it Bill!)
"Don't waste your time or time will waste you."  This song is AWESOME!!

My favorite version, though, is from HARRP. I've been listening it to it for years, and the crowd singing along at the very beginning still gives me chills (just thinking about it gives me chills!). Such an epic performance!
I can't understand all of the Muse naysayers. Put on you headphones, turn it up and rock out. The guys are amazing live.

If Freddy Mercury and Geddy Lee had a love child his name would be Muse.
My dad got me into these guys. They're pretty good. Some songs on this album I found a little boring. But overall, they're good.
 sirdroseph wrote:
I     really      hate     this      band.  There is just something so banal about them.
 
"banal"? Pretentious, sure; bombastic, definitely; over-intellectual, very likely, but they most assuredly have personality and distinction and could never be described as "banal". Truly worthy successors to the Queen tradition of pomp-rock, and always with interesting lyrics and themes. This album tells a story of an intergenerational interstellare voyage, from what I can gather, a staple in Science Fiction for decades, and Muse are certainly SF afiocionados.

I can see why some folk would hate Muse and I don't blame them, even though I think they're the dog's cojones, but they could never be described as bland or banal.

Can't stand most of Muse's more recent output, but this is pure over-the-top awesomeness.
Awesome song by an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G band.  As far as live arena shows, these guys are sooo far ahead of anything else out there.  I saw them in Vancouver last April and it's a show I'll never forget...even acute Alzheimers won't touch that memory. {#Jump}
This is just F-U-N!!  Lighten up people!  {#Drummer}
Maybe it's the awesome video. Maybe it's playing this on Guitar Hero. But DAMN this song is 100% pure awesome.

Like the naked gun movies made art out of pure idiocy, these guys make art out of pure pretentiousness. They've perfected what Guns and Roses wanted to be (and came really close to with Use Your Illusion).
 sirdroseph wrote:
I     really      hate     this      band.  There is just something so banal about them.
 
I agree. It's like they are trying too hard.

 cathstewart94 wrote:
My 12 year old loves this song - please leave it for him to enjoy. . . .
 

That actually makes perfect sense.{#Yes}
I     really      hate     this      band.  There is just something so banal about them.
Showing my age: Anyone remember "Telstar" by "The Tornadoes"? {#Drummer}
Echoes of the 1960s piece Telstar.
on Ovation / Later with Jools, playing this right now. . . .egad. Great stuff
 chirpie wrote:

Watch the video. Considering it's filmed like an old spaghetti western but with laser pistols the answer would be yes.

I'm bummed songs like these aren't rated higher, RP is getting a little sleepier everyday.

(Can't blame Bill though, at least he's playing it...)
 
HEAR! HEAR!  This band is working to revive the epic glory that IS arena-RAWK.

I'm nudging my 7 to an 8 out of defiance...

... a.k.a. rawk. 
 Pieter wrote:
They are being ironic, aren't they?
 
Watch the video. Considering it's filmed like an old spaghetti western but with laser pistols the answer would be yes.

I'm bummed songs like these aren't rated higher, RP is getting a little sleepier everyday.

(Can't blame Bill though, at least he's playing it...)


I like Muse, but not this one. . .

Are those mass quantities of protein units set on the table?

(The cones must be in cloaked mode so as not to give themselves away to the desert organisms.)


Ok, I think that this is meant to be funny.  However, a comedy routine can get old.  This has had its day.
 appy_monkey wrote:
I love songs that I can imagine myself riding a horse really fast.{#Motor}
 

...damn, but this is fun...