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The Mars Volta


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2.73 | 113 ratings

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2 stars This is honestly a huge disappointment. I could ramble on about this, but the reviews that precede me can explain that. All I can say is these three things.

1. Do not buy this unless you need to complete your TMV collection (or want to). It really isn't worth buying to check out. The quality is just really sub par and its horrendously overpriced.

2. If you're expecting The Mars Volta concert in a box, don't. Because the energy is not there. You really just HAVE to be there.

3. IT'S SO POINTLESSLY LONG. I'm glad I never went to the tour from De-Loused because THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY DAMN SONGS TO PLAY. It's mostly filler, with frequent annoying jamming and pointlessly extend sections of songs. There was a certain point where I thought they were going to repeat the song twice.

If you have an extra 30$ lying around, don't buy this. Go buy Precambrian by The Ocean because this is not what you think it is. I'm giving two stars because of TMV's creative spirit. I really think if this had been recorded better, it would be much more interesting to listen to.

Treasure | 2/5 |


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