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The Mars Volta


Heavy Prog

4.07 | 1007 ratings

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3 stars Okay, I'll start by saying that this is my 3rd favorite of 5 MV albums. It is behind Deloused and Amputechture but ahead of Bedlam in Goliath and Octahedron. This is not a bad album, but it does not have the immediate "new and different" impact that their first album gave me. One major problem I have here is the ambient and background noise parts. Now, a little of this is ok from time to time, but on this release it gets annoying really fast. I don't think there is really one weak track on this album, but I think a pared down version would have gotten a better rating from me. My favorite tracks are #3, and "Miranda"...they don't wear out there welcome as quickly as the other tracks. So, to rate this album? 4 stars for music but I have to dock 1 star because of excess and overkill. 3 stars.
mohaveman | 3/5 |


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