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#1
What do you think? Watch the first 20 seconds of each video.

Bliss - Muse

Top Gear Theme

I know its most likely a coincidence, but its still kind of interesting.
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#3
They're just arpeggios, as far as I can tell (didn't listen for too long) it's not even the same chord progression
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#4
Meh Coincidence?
And how do you know the Top Gear theme didn't still it off Muse?
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#5
I don't know, They do sound the same, but sometimes, I'll just be doodling on a guitar and find something that sounds cool just to find out later that it was something I heard and didn't realize it.


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#6
Because you find that a series of arpeggios sound alike, such a general statement becomes true?

I don't see what's interesting about it.
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#9
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Meh Coincidence?
And how do you know the Top Gear theme didn't still it off Muse?

Origin of Symmetry (the album where the song came from) wasn't released until 2001. The game has a copyright date of 1992. Probably just a coincidence though. It certainly doesn't lower my opinion of muse.
#12
I like the top gear music more.
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#13
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#15
I remember that game! Me and my cousin played that game for hours when we were little. really awesome racing game btw.
#17
It's far more realistic that the synth that Bellamy used on this track had a similar arpeggiator to the synth that was used on the Top Gear. They didn't write out those arpeggios, they decided what chords to use and the keyboard arpeggiated it using it's own internal mechanisms.
#18
If you use cliche chord progressions like Muse does, you're bound to come across similar songs.

That said, they don't really sound the same.
#19
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If you use cliche chord progressions like Muse does, you're bound to come across similar songs.

That said, they don't really sound the same.

Really? I've always found them to be rather original.
#20
Quote by Doppelgänger
If you use cliche chord progressions like Muse does, you're bound to come across similar songs.

That said, they don't really sound the same.

#21
Matt Bellamy has said that he copied something he heard when he was younger for the Bliss synth arpeggios.

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Matt Bellamy has stated that Bliss is his favorite song "because it's got all these 80s arpeggios and keyboards on it which remind me of some music I heard on some children’s music programme when I was five. I think I ripped it off that. And that reminds me of when I was a bit simpler, a bit more of a pleasant state."[1] The "children's music programme" is actually the first Top Gear game for the SNES.



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#24
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Ok... can someone explain to me why people are shitting themselves over a band that isn't that good?

I guess a lot of people just have a more positive OPINION on them than you do.

Just a guess.
#25
Sounds too similar.
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#26
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Meh Coincidence?
And how do you know the Top Gear theme didn't still it off Muse?

Indeed. Muse are master space and time travelers.
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#27
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I guess a lot of people just have a more positive OPINION on them than you do.

Just a guess.


Yeah but it's like essentially just pop-prog with synths and shit right? Like Tool meets Rammstein meets Hannah Montana
#28
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Really? I've always found them to be rather original.

+1

Map of the Problematique never uses a dominate chord. (Cm>Eb>Ab>Fm)

Bliss changes keys at the chorus and moves to a harmonic minor progression at the end of the chorus. Plus Chris the bassist some how manages to make a bass sound like a guitar.
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#29
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Yeah but it's like essentially just pop-prog with synths and shit right? Like Tool meets Rammstein meets Hannah Montana

Still better than you.
#31
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Yeah but it's like essentially just pop-prog with synths and shit right? Like Tool meets Rammstein meets Hannah Montana

No.

The most epic song in history..."Citizen Erased"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPWHazb4hDM

Map of the Problematique
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyLx0qc_gKc&feature=fvw

You can Youtube the "Exogeneisis Symphonies". I and III are the best movements.
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#32
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No.

The most epic song in history..."Citizen Erased"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPWHazb4hDM

Map of the Problematique
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyLx0qc_gKc&feature=fvw

You can Youtube the "Exogeneisis Symphonies". I and III are the best movements.
There's only one of them, and it's hardly a symphony. Exogenesis Part 1 is easily the best song of the three.

Anyway, this is going to turn into a Muse discussion thread before long and that belongs in Bands & Artists.



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#33
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Yeah but it's like essentially just pop-prog with synths and shit right? Like Tool meets Rammstein meets Hannah Montana


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#37
Quote by dough_boy
Meh Coincidence?
And how do you know the Top Gear theme didn't still it off Muse?


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#38
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Because some say the stig will kill you in your sleep if you try to make that connection again




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#39
It's in the same key...the first two chords are the same and are using the same intervals for the arpeggios. To add to the effect the synths are pretty similar. There are literally hundreds of songs that probably do this.
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