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The Mars Volta


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3.64 | 436 ratings

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4 stars The acoustic album, apparently.

This is quite a lo fi album, with more acoustic material out weighing the jazz rock tunes, but If your thinking, "acoustic Mars Volta, is it possible."

Yes it is, and it works really well.

The songs are quite beautiful and the vocals are in a step in a new direction for Cedric, exploring a more lower register.

The songs are easier digestable than their previous material, and this album is far better than their last.

1. Since We've Been Wrong - Beautiful chorus with some amazing melodies and harmonies from Cedric. The accompaniment is really beautiful as well. 10/10

2. Teflon - A return to rock. This song does kick major ass and the chorus is excellent. 10/10

3. Halo Of Nembutals - Quite an odd song with even odder lyrics. Some fantastic images being made though. 8/10

4. With Twilight As My Guide - Almost like an aria, even the accompaniment is very unpercussive. Amazing vocals. 9/10

5. Cotopaxi - Another return to the rock. 8/10

6. Desperate Graves - Pretty catchy chorus. Easily could have been the single for the abum. 10r/10

7. Copernicus - Amazing arrangment and the lyrics are pretty cool, dealing with kidnapping. 10/10

8. Luciforms - Has quite a doomy quality. Amazing outro. 9/10

CONCLUSION: Alot stronger and more mature.

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |


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