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Omar Rodriguez-Lopez


Eclectic Prog

3.02 | 44 ratings

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2 stars Im a huge fan of the Mars Volta, so getting this album with both the frontmen (Cedric Bixler doing the vocals) should be a pleasure. But its not that great ! Its missing out on the melody, and often comes out very confused, and even though its running full speed most of the time, it never gets the power output, that "Volta" has got a full supply of. The mix is very muddy, must be a part of the experiment, but in my view its not working out.

The compositions are in general pretty thin, there is bits and pieces in between, that catch my interest, especialy where it gets a bit punk'y like back in the "At The Drive-In" days, "Puny Humans" & "Shake Is for 8th Graders" stands out. Cedric has some nice moments on "Tuberculoids" & "Noir"

The 3 tracks "Paper Cunts/Elderly Pair Beaten with Hammer/Warren Oates" (running together as one song) makes up for a track allmost similar to Mars Volta quality, but still its on a lower level. You need to listen to it quite a few times to dig trough the poor production.

If you are a hardcore Volta lover, this album is getting better after 10-15 runs, but it never get close enough to the real thing to get more than a 2 star rating.

tamijo | 2/5 |


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