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The Mars Volta


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4 stars 7/10

Well, this is not a 100% acoustic album as members of The Mars Volta said, but in retrospect the discography of the band can be said that Octahedron is an "odd man out". Not only is shorter (50 minutes against the 60 ofdebut nearly 80 of other albums) but the whole album is a sign that craves change TMV.

Those who hate aggression and fury of its predecessor The Bedlam in Goliath will get excited about the music softer and less heavy found here. Still others may be disappointed with the change of direction that the band is taking. I can say that I found a middle ground, because as much as I liked the atmosphere offered in two previous albums I really like the change that is happening in the band's sound. In fact the best songs of Octahedron is the mildest, such as opening Since We've Been Wrong, the psychedelic With Twilight as My Guide and the deliciously melancholy Copernicus. In my opinion none of these songs would work if it were the Cedricīs increasingly prominent voice, which I believe is at its best. The rest of the music wanders between avant / heavy rock seen in other albums, but obviously they suggest other directions to follow.

In short, this chick is weird compared to predecessors, but I'm sure he did very well. 4 stars and I look forward to the next release of The Mars Volta.

voliveira | 4/5 |


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