The Mars Volta Octahedron
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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


108 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

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


4532 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


4532 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


675 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

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

Guinazu
June 27th 2009


16 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Strong runner for best record of the year. Really in love with this one.

lauriej
June 27th 2009


1712 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think Laurie is still having nightmares over my avatar.

actually i printed it off and taped it to my punch bag

foreverendeared
June 27th 2009


14678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album is awesome. I love the change of pace, i think it was a great move by the band. So far their sound has been pretty predictable from album to album (albeit awesome)

ConorMichaelJoseph
June 27th 2009


1870 Comments


It takes a few listens to get into, but pretty much their best since Deloused
Seeing them in two weeks

ScorpionStan
June 27th 2009


1834 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah it is a great album and i love it, but it's far from their best. too inconsistent.

Motiv3
June 29th 2009


8941 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

still love this album




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