The Mars Volta Octahedron
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justinw
June 25th 2009


2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

What the fuck does a poached egg have to do with The Mars Volta?



And that's not a true poached egg anyways. Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan with a little salt and a tiny bit of vinegar to keep the white together. And if you are going to poach an egg in a microwave, poke a couple holes in the yolk with a toothpick since it can explode otherwise.

AtavanHalen
June 25th 2009


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Desperate Graves ohhh yeahhhh (Duffman thrusts)

Aaron
June 25th 2009


657 Comments


It's a yoke, get it?

AtavanHalen
June 25th 2009


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ba doom tish

Aaron
June 25th 2009


657 Comments


Noobs not knowing how to boil an egg in a microwave.

ScorpionStan
June 25th 2009


1856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"EVERY PERSON WHO HATES THE MARS VOLTA HAS WANTED THEM TO MAKE FOR YEARS"



^ Not really. This album is mellow, but it retains the same style they've always had(especially that of their first 2 albums as you said). I don't anticipate any massive switch on the part of TMV haters.

Gyromania
June 25th 2009


21284 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Album is kind of boring.

Klekticist
June 25th 2009


1263 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

^^ sorta. it grows on you though

ScorpionStan
June 25th 2009


1856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

John: 'tis true, good point. But i still say the music is just as inaccessible as always. They used to make complex, intricate rock...and now they make complex, intricate pop. Doesn't seem like they'll win over that many of their detractors just because of the genre change. TMV "haters" wanted the band to make simpler, catchier, more accessible rock; they didn't necessarily want them to mellow out.

TheGreatD17
June 25th 2009


1141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't think their music is really that inaccessible, if it was their albums wouldn't always be charting in the top 10 and they wouldn't have won a Grammy. I always just assumed that most of the people who actively hated TMV were At the Drive-In fans who are still pissed that that band split and want more screaming and songs shorter than three minutes long. I don't think those people will ever get the album they want.

ScorpionStan
June 25th 2009


1856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

No they definitely won't. i don't think there are very many of those people though. There are however plenty of alternative rock fans who would get into TMV if they made their rock a bit more mainstream.

TheGreatD17
June 25th 2009


1141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well this album should appeal to some of them at least, it's certainly more restrained and easier to digest than the other Mars Volta albums.

ScorpionStan
June 25th 2009


1856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Possibly. Although unfortunately, from looking at their myspace page comments when the album was leaked, the album appears to be alienating more old fans than it is bringing in new ones.

lauriej
June 25th 2009


1712 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^^ sorta. it grows on you though


precisely.

ScorpionStan
June 25th 2009


1856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

'tis a grower, to be sure

KYZAR
June 25th 2009


513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sounds more like deloused- which is better

Tulannical
June 25th 2009


2051 Comments


my 4th fav of theirs

Waior
June 25th 2009


11610 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I will start here and henceforth progress backwards.

oathfbass
June 25th 2009


388 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Waior I personally would go in this order if you are a new volta listener



Octahedron>Deloused>Frances>Bedlam>Amp





Amp is probably the hardest to enjoy as a first time listener but Octa and Deloused are probably the most user friendly

Prophet178
June 25th 2009


6397 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think you're only fooling yourself if you start with Octa, since its so different from their other stuff.



I would start with Deloused --> Bedlam --> Octa --> Frances --> Amp



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