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Taxt
June 25th 2009


871 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Deloused is the only place to start, no question.

I would just listen chronologically.

willfellmarsy
June 26th 2009


3849 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Waior...start with Relationship of Command by atd-i (with bonus tracks and covers because4 it's a nice segue to the mars volta sound)...then move to de-loused...followed by bedlam, this, amp, and finish with the best (francis...but no pussy-ass version, listen to the version with the title track in the beginning because it's probably their best song...)

PanasonicYouth
June 26th 2009


7413 Comments


Holy shit, I completely forgot about the song Frances the Mute. I need to download that. It's so fucking good.

willfellmarsy
June 26th 2009


3849 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

i go back and forth with day of the baphomets and that song...this never happened but i saw you leave and crawl into a bed of broken windows...

PanasonicYouth
June 26th 2009


7413 Comments


Seriously, though, how in the fuck could I forget about it? I feel like hitting myself in the head or something. Stupid Kris. It's like their best song.

Taxt
June 26th 2009


871 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

The word epic is used far too often these days, and a lot of times where it doesn't really apply, but that's the only word that can describe the final riff from Frances.

ninjuice
June 26th 2009


6760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

finish with the best (francis


Haha by then he'll have listened to De-Loused enough to realize how grossly inferior Frances is.

abinge
June 26th 2009


172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Frances by miles over the rest...I'd give it a 6 if I could.

aworldofviolets
June 26th 2009


143 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You guys are crazy, I think Frances is easily the most accessible. Look at a song like the widow, its like three minutes long, standard song structure, it doesn't have any crazy time signatures or anything. Even the crazier songs aren't nearly as out there the stuff on their future releases

oathfbass
June 26th 2009


388 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

At the very least start with Deloused and save Amp for last since its the hardest to get into especially for a newcomer.

Chewie
June 26th 2009


4536 Comments


there's a Frances The Mute SONG?!!!

oathfbass
June 26th 2009


388 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOadp1H4j68

lauriej
June 26th 2009


1712 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

...and derek fails yet again. this album was so incredibly boring first listen, but i just finished my thrid and i think it rules now. just be patient, yeah i'm looking at you Kris.

Chewie
June 26th 2009


4536 Comments


I think Laurie is still having nightmares over my avatar.

Shrapnel94
June 26th 2009


2213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

"You guys are crazy, I think Frances is easily the most accessible. Look at a song like the widow, its like three minutes long, standard song structure, it doesn't have any crazy time signatures or anything. Even the crazier songs aren't nearly as out there the stuff on their future releases"



Are you serious? Thats the shortest song on the album, and the next shortest song is 11 mintues. By no means is it "accessible".

yetanotherprofile
June 26th 2009


180 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"This is a hail back to “Early era” (Deloused in the Comatorium and Frances the Mute)"



You do realise if this is true, I am going to marry you! Man i would die for another deloused.

oathfbass
June 26th 2009


388 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Shrapnel,



I think people are just naming the albums they like and telling him/her to listen to them based on that because I definitely dont think a first time listener could digest amp, bedlam, or frances on their first listen and enjoy it.

TonStar
June 26th 2009


31 Comments


I had to listen to both Frances and Deloused multiple times before the awesomness of both really sunk in. I have to say I don't think anything longer than 5:00 minutes of any band would be accessible to any new comer especially The Mars Volta. I suggest The Widow, or maybe televators and then you could YouTube thier longer tracks like Drunkenship Of Lanterns to get a feel for them

abinge
June 26th 2009


172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Well I hope that they got this out of their system, it's painful hearing how much they held back on this album.



Really starting to miss Jon Theodore BTW.

Taxt
June 27th 2009


871 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

It's a safe bet that the next album will be very different.



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