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The Mars Volta

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3.44 | 27 ratings | 4 reviews | 26% 5 stars

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1. The Malkin Jewel (4:42)

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Line-up / Musicians

- Omar Rodríguez-López / guitars
- Cedric Bixler-Zavala / vocals
- Juan Alderete / bass
- Marcel Rodríguez-López / keyboards, synths
- Deantoni Parks / drums
- Lars Stalfors / synths

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Warner Bros. (Digital Release)

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3.44
(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(26%)
26%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (7%)
7%
Collectors/fans only (30%)
30%
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Review by russellk
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4 stars On the evidence of this single somebody's been listening to their 70s collection. 'The Malkin Jewel' is another dramatic, memorable and incomprehensible song from THE MARS VOLTA, and it leaps fully-formed out of the retro-70s bin (with the inimitable MARS VOLTA touch, of course).

From its stuttering start through to the glam-rock choruses, the song seems destined to be great. It loses its way a little, but is still a worthy effort. And, unlike 'Cotopaxi' from their previous album, it's no 'Wax Simulacra' clone. If this is a pointer to the content of the new album, I'm a happy lad.

Something about the chorus nagged me for days, until I listened to 'The Writ' by BLACK SABBATH. Play them both, you'll see what I mean.

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3 stars A new single that will be on their soon to be released album Noctourniquet. I was able to hear this on YouTube and though I would try to review. This is an interesting (big surprise for Mars Volta, huh?) single. It starts with a cacophony of out of tune sounds that merge into a slow song with ha ... (read more)

Report this review (#637065) | Posted by mohaveman | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The Malking Jewel is the first single from THE MARS VOLTA's upcoming album sixth studio album, Noctourniquet. After their fifth album, Octahedron, made a drastic departure from some of the staples of their earlier "sound", lowering the dosage of heavyness and overall sound density, as well as mak ... (read more)

Report this review (#635939) | Posted by BnT | Sunday, February 19, 2012 | Review Permanlink

2 stars Noctourniquet, the sixth album by The Mars Volta and will be released in March, will probably show the band moving toward a sound more concise, with shorter songs (anything from 31 minutes as in Cassandra Gemini). But judging by their first single, The Jewel Malkin, I do not think they will ab ... (read more)

Report this review (#635460) | Posted by voliveira | Saturday, February 18, 2012 | Review Permanlink

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