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The Mars Volta


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4.20 | 1329 ratings

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4 stars Enough has been written about this album. All I can do is try to summarize my feelings for The Mars Volta and De-loused in the Comatorium.

This is the benchmark for all progressive rock that will be done in the first century of this millennium. Our children will grow tired of us moaning about how much better The Mars Volta were than the newer school of rock and roll in the future.

It features top of the line musicianship and almost unparalleled rock-drumming from Mr. Theodore. If you like the opening songs, just go ahead and get it and never look back. However, do not believe too much of this band. Peel back the phenomenally crisp and clean production and you are still left with an earth shattering album, true. But look even further in and you might cringe at the absurd amounts of pretentiousness and polish in their music.

For me The Mars Volta is the best rock band in the world, theoretically. In practice they are just another gang of crazy, crazy, crazy skilled musicians who have their ups and downs. The fault lies in me never being able to measure them on their own merit instead of the unreasonable hype that surround them. When it comes down to it, I don't "feel" their music, I'm merely impressed by it.

This is my only review of any of The Mars Volta's releases, made so I can have my peace with them. Yes, they are as good as you've heard. Move along, nothing to see here.

(I can't in good conscience give this album a five star rating after all I've written above; no matter how important and fantastic it may be. In theory; yes it deserves five stars--in practice; hells nay!) 4/5

Lezaza | 4/5 |


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