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The Mars Volta


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3.84 | 48 ratings

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4 stars Perhaps it is stupid to add singles but very well. This is a good EP. You get to here the outtake title track that would have been the first track on the album I think. It's very good. The avant garde clanging sounds at the begining go on a bit too long but there is some great "Red" era Fripp style guitarring here. Well worth the 2 or so that it cost. I have the vinyl, single and dvd-s of this and its a good set.

A nice touch is that they but the A-sides on the B-side and the new unreleased track as the A-side for some reason. This is also true of "Intertiatic ESP" and "L'Via L'Viaquez". "The Widow" here is shortened to cut off the trippy end bits for a radio edit. 2 good tracks a pound each. Can't complain. "Frances the Mute" has to be one of the longest A-sides ever yet SUPER FURRY ANIMALS released a 22 minute single.

frenchie | 4/5 |


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