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The Mars Volta


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3.64 | 423 ratings

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4 stars Octahedron: the most straight foreword Volta yet

With each album the Volta put out something very different. And that is what is so great about this band. The first couple time i played the album i really did not know what to think! The Volta went poppy? No that wasn't the case, this album shows they can make well crafted shorter tunes. To me the stand out tracks on this album are the more slow paced songs like the Since We've been wrong and With Twilight as my Guide. This album also features the great hard rocking tune like Cotopoxi, very similar to Wax Simulacra from tbig. I also think this album features some of Cedric's best vocal performances. And the Mars Volta band is just as solid as ever with Omar leading the way. Octahedron is good album from this great band. Some may think they didn't progress with this album, but it sounds very different from the others so I think they did some good on this album. 3.5 - 4 stars for me, The Volta never let down, a very sold album.

JROCHA | 4/5 |


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