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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.
|1||Drunkship of Lanterns (De-loused in the Comatorium)|
With its latin-inspired drumline and fierce guitar riffs, it remains one of the
energized and enjoyable tracks ever created by the band.
|2||Cassandra 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.
|3||Goliath (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.
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.
|5||Cygnus?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
one hell of a crow from Cedric.
|6||Cicatriz 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.
|7||Cut 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
|8||Televators (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
lyrics like "the asphalt that cushioned his face."
From the band's final album, Noctourniquet, "Dyslexicon" stands as one of the
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.
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
one of Cedric's favorite songs by the band.
|eriatarka my nigga|
|Very meh band for me.|
|It needs L' Via L' Viaquez. Fuck yeah fo 5, it even inspired my user name.|
|Just started getting into these guys a few days ago, they're so fucking good omg|
|Roulette Dares :(|
|rock n roll fantasy?|
|roulettes dares, inertiatic esp, metatron!|
|Take the veil cerpin taxt?|
|Is it weird that I have no interest in this group at all? |
|In Absentia, Noctourniquet, L'Via L'Viaquez, Ilyena, Roulette Dares, Viscera Eyes, Cotopaxi, Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus, Day Of The Baphomets and Ouroboros are their best songs IMO. Still, there are various others that are equally strong.|
|Solid list, but imo you're missing a lot of their greats. |
"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."
I love that live part on the Electric Ballrom video.