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Top 10 Favorite Mars Volta Songs

With my favorite band now split, here's a list of my rrfavorite songs by The rMars Volta.
1Drunkship of Lanterns (De-loused in the Comatorium)

With its latin-inspired drumline and fierce guitar riffs, it remains one of the most energized and enjoyable tracks ever created by the band.
2Cassandra Gemini (Frances the Mute)

A 32-minute epic from Frances the Mute, it pushes the band's musicianship, endurance and creativity into a massive, multi-faceted jam that clearly defines their finest album.
3Goliath (The Bedlam in Goliath)

A reworked version of Omar's "Rapid Fire Tollbooth" jam, this track moves from a jazzy mid-tempo song into a razor-sharp, rocket-fueled burst of energy.
4Vermicide (Amputechture)

One of the band's moodiest songs, "Vermicide" focuses on atmospheric guitar sounds and Cedric's wail alongside a pounding drum smash from Jon Theodore.
5Cygnus?Vismund Cygnus (Frances the Mute)

Taking cues from a live jam from "Drunkship of Lanterns", this one burst with in-your-face intensity before moving into a softer, smoother mood that escalated into one hell of a crow from Cedric.
6Cicatriz ESP (De-loused in the Comatorium)

With help from RHCP guitar legend John Frusciante, "Cicatriz ESP" moves with a slick drumline from Jon Theodore and a frenzied chorus.
7Cut That City (Tremulant EP)

An absolute blitzkrieg of a track, the Tremulant EP's opener just doesn't stop moving, with Cedric calling back to his At the Drive-in vocal days and Omar's bizarre guitar grooves.
8Televators (De-loused in the Comatorium)

A creepy, brooding tribute to Cedric's friend Julio Venegas, "Televators" is a startling change of pace among its album's gatling-gun tracks, especially with lyrics like "the asphalt that cushioned his face."
9Dyslexicon (Noctourniquet)

From the band's final album, Noctourniquet, "Dyslexicon" stands as one of the last faster jams performed by the band. Among spacey effects and Cedric's snarling chorus, the story of Solomon Grundy hasn't been told in a more ferocious way.
10Cotopaxi (Octahedron)

Among slower ballads and mid-tempo jams, the one-two-three drum opener of "Cotopaxi" is a big shift in tone from the band's "pop" album, Octahedron. It's also one of Cedric's favorite songs by the band.
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