Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Music / Delirious

Go To



** Done frequently in the ''Cutting Edge'' days, with "Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?" (at nearly ten minutes) and "Obsession" (at about eight and a half) as [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome arguably the most triumphant examples]].

to:

** Done frequently in the ''Cutting Edge'' days, with "Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?" (at nearly ten minutes) and "Obsession" (at about eight and a half) as [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic arguably the most triumphant examples]].


* PrecisionFStrike: "It's OK" attracted some controversy over the line "She's as pretty as hell". (Remember, this is a ChristianRock audience we're talking about. "Hell" is only an acceptable word if you're talking about a literal place of [[HypocriticalHumor damnation]].) A few teetotallers also didn't like that song's reference to drinking wine.

to:

* PrecisionFStrike: "It's OK" attracted some controversy over the line "She's as pretty as hell". (Remember, this is a ChristianRock audience we're talking about. "Hell" is only an acceptable word if you're talking about a literal place of [[HypocriticalHumor damnation]].) A few teetotallers also didn't like that song's reference to drinking wine.[[note]]Despite it being an explicit reference to Holy Communion[[/note]]


* CoverVersion: Surprisingly averted; all of the songs on their studio albums are originals (though they sometimes reference well-known hymns quite liberally). They did cover {{U2}}'s "Pride (In the Name of Love)" once for a [[CoverAlbum Tribute Album]].

to:

* CoverVersion: Surprisingly averted; all of the songs on their studio albums are originals (though they sometimes reference well-known hymns quite liberally). They did cover {{U2}}'s Music/{{U2}}'s "Pride (In the Name of Love)" once for a [[CoverAlbum Tribute Album]].



** As one of Christian music's most well-known worship bands, some of their songs have been covered so many times by so many people that [[CoveredUp far more people know the song than the name of the artist who originated it]].



* FollowTheLeader: They've come dangerously close to sounding like {{U2}}, {{Radiohead}}, or {{Coldplay}} at various points in their career.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: They're surprisingly popular in South America, to the point where one of their final live albums was recorded in Bogota, Colombia, rather than in the US or the UK.

to:

* FollowTheLeader: They've come dangerously close to sounding like {{U2}}, {{Radiohead}}, [=U2=], Music/{{Radiohead}}, or {{Coldplay}} Music/{{Coldplay}} at various points in their career.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: They're surprisingly popular in South America, to the point where one of their final live albums was recorded in Bogota, Colombia, rather than in the US or the UK.
career.


--> We’ll climb on your back, take us to higher '''ground'''. [[hottip:*:Wouldn't "land" have made more sense here?]]

to:

--> We’ll climb on your back, take us to higher '''ground'''. [[hottip:*:Wouldn't "land" have made more sense here?]]


* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: They started out as a worship band; it kinda comes with the territory.

to:

* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: They started out as a worship band; it kinda comes with the territory.territory - although they tend to not go back and repeat earlier verses the way many worship bands do.



* FollowTheLeader: They've come dangerously close to sounding like {{U2}}, {{Radiohead}} and {{Coldplay}} at various points in their career.

to:

* FollowTheLeader: They've come dangerously close to sounding like {{U2}}, {{Radiohead}} and {{Radiohead}}, or {{Coldplay}} at various points in their career.



** The acoustic, reflective "What Would I Have Done?" segueing into the roaring "My Glorious" on ''Glo''. At least that one has a CallForward to hint at what's coming.

to:

** The acoustic, reflective "What Would I Have Done?" segueing into the roaring "My Glorious" on ''Glo''. At least that one has a CallForward to hint at what's coming.coming (which they often did for "My Glorious").


** Making matters worse, it was often written as "Deliriou5?" in the old days, because Martin first typed the band name on a keyboard that didn't have an "s" key.

to:

** Making matters worse, it was often written as "Deliriou5?" in the old days, because Martin first typed the band name on a keyboard that didn't have an "s" key.key, and because the album cover art for The Cutting Edge showed a stylized version of the band name with a 5 in it - but the official name of the band has always been "Delirious?"



* PrecisionFStrike: "It's OK" attracted some controversy over the line "She's as pretty as hell". (Remember, this is a ChristianRock audience we're talking about. "Hell" is only an acceptable word if you're talking about a literal place of [[HypocriticalHumor damnation]].)

to:

* PrecisionFStrike: "It's OK" attracted some controversy over the line "She's as pretty as hell". (Remember, this is a ChristianRock audience we're talking about. "Hell" is only an acceptable word if you're talking about a literal place of [[HypocriticalHumor damnation]].)) A few teetotallers also didn't like that song's reference to drinking wine.



* RhymingWithItself: Martin does this from time to time. But then he's not one who necessarily feels the need to force lyrics to rhyme in the first place.

to:

* RhymingWithItself: Martin does this from time to time. But then he's not one who necessarily feels the need to force lyrics to rhyme in the first place. Several of the songs don't have any rhyming at all.


* ''Mezzamoprhis'' (1999)

to:

* ''Mezzamoprhis'' ''Mezzamorphis'' (1999)

Added DiffLines:

* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: A rather baffling case in "Solid Rock".
--> On Christ the solid rock we will stand,
--> All other ground is sinking sand.
--> On Christ the solid rock we will stand,
--> We’ll climb on your back, take us to higher '''ground'''. [[hottip:*:Wouldn't "land" have made more sense here?]]

Added DiffLines:

** Having all of the ''Cutting Edge'' recordings together as a single album makes it incredibly easy to confuse "Lead Me" with "Oh Lead Me". They're two completely different songs.

Added DiffLines:

** Just a few songs later on ''Glo'', "Intimate Stranger" shows up - a long, drawn-out, and appropriately mellow song. it's sandwiched between the loud, bouncy "Hang on to You" and the loud burst of guitars and bagpipes that open "Awaken the Dawn".


* Mood Whiplash: Since the band has their fair share of both [[EpicRiff Epic Riffs]] and long, meditative [[SubduedSection Subdued Sections]], these can sometimes collide in jarring ways. Take, for example:

to:

* Mood Whiplash: MoodWhiplash: Since the band has their fair share of both [[EpicRiff Epic Riffs]] and long, meditative [[SubduedSection Subdued Sections]], these can sometimes collide in jarring ways. Take, for example:


* Mood Whiplash: Since the band has their fair share of both [[EpicRiff EpicRiffs]] and [[SurprisinglySubduedSection SurprisinglySubduedSections]], these can sometimes collide in jarring ways. Take, for example:

to:

* Mood Whiplash: Since the band has their fair share of both [[EpicRiff EpicRiffs]] Epic Riffs]] and [[SurprisinglySubduedSection SurprisinglySubduedSections]], long, meditative [[SubduedSection Subdued Sections]], these can sometimes collide in jarring ways. Take, for example:


* Mood Whiplash: Since the band has their fair share of both EpicRiffs and SurprisinglySubduedSections, these can sometimes collide in jarring ways. Take, for example:

to:

* Mood Whiplash: Since the band has their fair share of both EpicRiffs [[EpicRiff EpicRiffs]] and SurprisinglySubduedSections, [[SurprisinglySubduedSection SurprisinglySubduedSections]], these can sometimes collide in jarring ways. Take, for example:

Added DiffLines:

* Mood Whiplash: Since the band has their fair share of both EpicRiffs and SurprisinglySubduedSections, these can sometimes collide in jarring ways. Take, for example:
** The trance-like "August 30th" segueing into the noisy, distorted "Promise" on ''King of Fools''.
** The acoustic, reflective "What Would I Have Done?" segueing into the roaring "My Glorious" on ''Glo''. At least that one has a CallForward to hint at what's coming.
** The buzzing, riff-heavy "Fire" ending abruptly right before the slow, ambient "There Is an Angel" on ''Audio: Lessonover?''


** ''Glo'' is an entire album of this. If you consider the spontaneous "Glo in the Dark" segments to be extensions of the preceding songs, then there are only three songs on the album that are 6 minutes.

to:

** ''Glo'' is an entire album of this. If you consider the spontaneous "Glo in the Dark" segments to be extensions of the preceding songs, then there are only three songs on the album that are under 6 minutes.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 17

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report