The Mars Volta Octahedron
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lauriej
June 24th 2009


1712 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hokay so 3.5 for now, got more of a boring vibe than Amp but i know it'll grow

TREO5
June 24th 2009


1071 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol at link

Klekticist
June 24th 2009


1262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

good review dude.

i friggin love this album.



LET THE WHEELS BURN

foreverendeared
June 24th 2009


14678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that link is the best thing to happen to my life so far

NortherlyNanook
June 24th 2009


1285 Comments


that was one of the first ytmnds in a looooong time that's actually made me laugh. every now and then there's gold.

abinge
June 24th 2009


172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

zoo-pe-doo-bap!!!!



Just gave this my first run through, too early to tell...

Ire
June 25th 2009


41859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm going to start at this album, it looks very promising.

ninjuice
June 25th 2009


6760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

To introduce yourself to the band? Definitely go with their first album instead.

Aaron
June 25th 2009


655 Comments


how can one dislike the mars volta?

First you take a coffee mug.
Then add two teaspoonfuls of water.
Add a drop of olive-oil.
Crack egg into mug, careful not to break the yoke.
Cover the top with clingwrap.
Put in microwave for 90 seconds.
NOW YOU HAVE A POACHED EGG.
Add salt to taste.

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


655 Comments


It's a yoke, get it?

AtavanHalen
June 25th 2009


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ba doom tish

Aaron
June 25th 2009


655 Comments


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

ScorpionStan
June 25th 2009


1837 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.

Iluvatar
Emeritus
June 25th 2009


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

Well I don't think criticisms have been pointed at them completely changing their sound, just restraining it which is what occurred with this record.

Gyromania
June 25th 2009


17429 Comments


Album is kind of boring.

Klekticist
June 25th 2009


1262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

^^ sorta. it grows on you though

ScorpionStan
June 25th 2009


1837 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.



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