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The Mars Volta


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4.19 | 1209 ratings

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5 stars 21st Century Schizoid Prog

Overwhelming, excessive, nerve-shattering, unique, emotive, innovative, original, boundary-breaking, progressive. This might well be the first album since the early 70's that corresponds to every possible definition of what progressive rock is about. And the best thing of all is that it reached far beyond usual prog audiences. Together with Porcupine Tree this is a band that makes you proud to be a prog-rock fan.

The music is so tremendous that I kind of feel out of place to analyze everything that is going on here. What this music demonstrates is an experience of totally free musical expression that is nevertheless wrought into something consistent and catchy.

Much like King Crimson's and Yes's early albums you have the feeling this band takes you on a rollercoaster ride through musical fairyland, taking you just anywhere they want. Yet, with attractive melodies and strong compositions, they always bring you back on your feet in the nicest possible way. Even though you might be left slightly dizzy from the experience you're quite sure it was the most exciting trip throughout.

This album is every bit as defining and excellent as In the Court of the Crimson King, Foxtrot, Close to the Edge and Dark Side of The Moon were 30 years earlier. And it looks like Mars Volta are equally successful commercially. Well deserved. Pure bliss.

Bonnek | 5/5 |


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