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The Mars Volta


Heavy Prog

3.84 | 535 ratings

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5 stars I don't understand the dismisal of this album. This is definitely their best effort yet. I can only imagine those claiming to have given this album ampt listenings need to listen again. Like all great prog albums, those that move us most, we all know require the most work. This album is one of them. It takes aquiring, but once I aquired it, it moved me like no album has in quite sometime. Finally I feel progressive music might make a comeback. These guys, for me, are the trendsetters of that. I think some of us have given up on these new bands that seem to be hanging on trying to keep prog music alive, and god bless 'em, but although they may be great musicians they lack the originality and life that The Mars Volta have. It is about time. I think all their albums are great, but, Amputechture is their latest and greatest. I'm hoping the release of their next album, Bedlam In Goliath, has them going in the same direction. Of course stepping up even another notch, as they seem to do each album, reinventing themselves. Those of you who dismiss this album, I urge you to sit down, and maybe play it as background at first. You know while cleaning, reading, playing video games. It might be too much too take all at once if you conscience of listening to it. I only say this because one review claims it lacked melody, and I strongly disagree. There are many melodies that are worth finding. Revisited melodies, and improvisations on many already established melodies, within the same song. That's what gives a song it replay value. Thats what makes them a great prog band. Keep these guys alive. Support them. If not for you, for me. I think they're our only hope.
catdog12 | 5/5 |


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