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The Mars Volta


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4.07 | 1007 ratings

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5 stars This was my first Mars Volta album, and I'm glad it was, beacause it is my favourtie.

The moment I put on the first song, I knew this album was something special.

This album was incredibly different from their debut, but way better in my opinion. Taking song writing into more experimental paths and even using noises to create atmosphere, it's just breathtaking.

This album is just perfect, and I would even say it is one of the greatest albums ever made (it's in my top 10)

1. Cygnus....Vismund Cygnus - The intro does suprise you. Amazing instrumental work, very catchy and some amazing vocals from Cedric. One amazing piece of music. It's also in Spanish & Englisgh, how cool is that.10/10

2. The Widow - Having loved the song and video for Televators, I loved this song and video. But the album version does end with a lot of noise, which is pretty cool, and the production does make it sound like out of this world. 10/10

3. L'Via L'Viaquez - This was the song that got me hooked on the band. I can repeat each word of this song, even the Spanish parts and even know the translation (thats what 2 years of Spanish taught me). John Frusciante's guitar work is amazing in this song. The atmosphere is also incredible. 10/10

4. Miranda That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore - The intro is ver solemn and noisy, but when Flea's trumpet (which is played phenomonoly) comes in, the ture beauty of this song comes intro frution. The arrangement is also amazing. 10/10

5. Cassandra Geminni - Wow, 30 minutes. This one massive mind mess, and it does take alot out of you. This song doesn't loose intrest in it's slightests, just a mammoth of amazing insturmental work and some incredible improv noise sections. 10/10

CONCLUSION: It's in my top 10 albums of all time, I would strongly advise you to buy it.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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