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Released: March 2001

The first single from their second album, 'Origin Of Symmetry', 'Plug In Baby' marked the moment Muse stopped being Jeff Buckley/Radiohead copyists and found their own voice. It started life as a ballad before Matt Bellamy realised it'd work better as full-pelt moshpit-fodder. The lyrics are pretty dumb – the "plug-in baby" with which he "crucifies his enemies" is actually his guitar (not a vibrator, as some have speculated). But with a chorus hook this cataclysmically huge, who's paying attention to the words?


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