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The Mars Volta


Heavy Prog

3.52 | 524 ratings

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4 stars The Bedlam in Goliath is my absolute favorite TMV album. I'll admit, I'm not the biggest fan of Cedric's vocals, but they're tolerable. What truly amazes me is the progressiveness of the music! So many strange rhythms, instrumentally diverse, and great musicianship. In a very strange way, it reminds me of 21st Century Schizoid Man in it's ambition and chaos (the saxophone helps). It took me a few times, but this album REALLY grew on me. The computers add a lot to the progressiveness, too, as they haven't really been used in music too much as an instrument. It is a total ear-rape, so I can understand hesitation, but if you give it a few good tries, you will enjoy this album.
pfptmvandkc | 4/5 |


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