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The Mars Volta


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3.86 | 52 ratings

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5 stars I FINALLY got this EP in the mail today directly from GSL on VINYL. The vinyl looks BEAUTIFUL. The vinyl looks like blue marble and is very nice to look at, and it plays nicely. So, everybody..forget the CD import from the UK, unless you don't have a turntable this is, but if you DO have a turntable,buy the US vinyl version. You'll be glad you did. :-)

Frances The Mute - 9/10 - Very good track missing from the Frances the Mute album. It starts out with metallic banging, but then explodes in to a rocker, kind of like how Cut That City started on their Tremulant EP. I'm not sure where this track would actually go on the album. A lot of people I've talked to think it belongs very well in the beginning..Anyway, very good song. The clanking in the beginning, in my opinion isn't *too* long, it's almost long enough, some people don't think so though. It's a matter of how much clanking you can stand. :-)

The Widow [live] - 9/10 - VERY GOOD live recording of The Widow from The Mars Volta's album Frances the Mute. It's more acoustic, but the vocals have some effects added to them (is this done live or edited in the studio?). It's a good recording. Definitely good.

Final Score - 18/20 - 4.5 stars - Final rating - 5 stars

seabre | 5/5 |


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