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Oceansize vs. the Mars Volta

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Poll Question: Which band do you prefer and, if you would like, explain why.
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    Posted: May 26 2010 at 18:12
Which band of the two do you prefer?  I find them somewhat similar and either doesn't get a lot of publicity IMO, so just say what you think.
I'll have to go with the Mars Volta, but Frames is a beautiful album.
    
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The one with the guys from the sub-par punk band.

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Volta.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jampa17 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 22:57
Oceansize... wonderful band.... TMV is kind of annoying for me...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 22:59
I've never even heard of Oceansize

(I hate Mars Volta, BTW)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mono Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 03:29
Oceansize, but very close call.
Still, I don't think the bands are very similar...
TMV tend to overdo their material in my opinion, whereas Oceansize has just the right dosage.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Queen By-Tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 04:04
Beautifully constructed soundscapes vs. mad spasms.

I like Volta, but I love Oceansize.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pekka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 04:15
Oceansize is one of the bands I should make myself familiar with. Absolutely love TMV but as I haven't heard much Oceansize I'll not vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 05:15
I've heard the latest Oceansize and it's OK, but didn't find it in the same league with what I like from TMV. No vote for the moment.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote enemyofthesundevils Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 10:12
Oceansize by a mile but these bands are nothing alike in my opinion. TMV lost me after Deloused.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 10:52
TMV is new age KC. Voted for them, for sure
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The band which didn't suck after their second album.
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La Volta
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote memowakeman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 16:32
Oceansize

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sckxyss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 21:25
Wow, I didn't realize there was so much love for Oceansize here. I like Oceansize, and they've made 3 consistently great albums, but TMV push the envelope more, and the result was at least two masterpieces (and three others that are still pretty great).
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Mars Volta.
Oceansize disappointed me a bit after their excellent first album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Citizen Erased Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2010 at 07:07
First TMV album was good, second was w**ky bollocks. After that they just bored the hell out of me and I'm craving a return to At the Drive-In.

Oceansize have made three absolutely beautiful albums. Them by miles.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 31 2010 at 20:13
It's close...but I have to say Oceansize.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WalterDigsTunes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 31 2010 at 20:16
Originally posted by snobb snobb wrote:

TMV is new age KC. Voted for them, for sure


Actually, KC is the new age KC Wink
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