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The Mars Volta


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3.64 | 423 ratings

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The Madman Sailor
4 stars Great album! Cedric called it an "acoustic" album,though it is not acoustic as most people understand it. Of course it is softer,much softer than all previous Mars Volta albums,but still it has this "electricity" and it keeps you strained when you listen to it. Certainly it is not perfect from my point of view:sometimes it seems to be predictable and "pop-sounding". Maybe this is what they meant to be an acoustic album. After listening it leaves you hypnotized and impresses very deep. I personally liked these organ transitions between songs,they join together the whole album. Also I liked electric drums in "Copernicus" song,they sound very appropriate and emphasize special mood of the song.Vocals are (as usual) over-impressive. This album is easier to understand in comparison with the previous ones.I also noticed that approximately in the middle "Octahedron" becomes heavier and more metal-sounding. And it culminates in the end of "Luciforms".Great album,I say one more time...I rate it 4 stars.
The Madman Sailor | 4/5 |


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