The Mars Volta Amputechture
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C20H25N3O
September 10th 2006


583 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

[quote=El_Goodo]Woo Im seeing these guys open for the Chili Peppers this saturday![/quote]



k, just don't throw pee at them... They don't like that

Tyler
Emeritus
September 10th 2006


7927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

They were just so...bad. I even ordered a bootleg from a sepeate show and it was just as disappointing.



Basically, they were one of my favourite bands, despite the fact the unnecessary ambience pissed me off. I took the day off school to get a ticket, which sold out in 10 minutes. I had to scramble to find one, and when I finally got to the show it just...wouldn't end.



They played 2 and a half hours. Maybe one hour of that was actual music. I didn't want to see them tune their guitars and call it a jam session. Cedric sang off key the entire night (as well as on the bootleg DVD). Omar could not play even the simplest of riffs live. The saving grace was Jon Theodore, whose gone, the bassist who you could barely see, the floutist/multi-instrumentalist and ikey. All the guys who get no credit.



Their live performance completely turned me off the band.

ToWhatEnd
September 16th 2006


3173 Comments


I have actually heard multiple people saying they blew live when they saw them. Good review but the band has never really appealed to me.

Patrick
September 18th 2006


1891 Comments


Day Of The Baphomets has quickly become my favorite song from this album. Everything about it is beautiful, plus I love the way Cedric uses the word "slut."

pezcore
September 22nd 2006


1 Comments


1. so many spelling errors
2. tmv live is an aquired taste, i'll admit
3. take the veil is amazing live
4. i'm going to the chicago show tomorrow, i've seen them every time they come here and have always enjoyed it
5. stop fighting, jesus christ

Damrod
Moderator
September 22nd 2006


1093 Comments


This was quite hard to get into, but is quite enjoyable if you let it unfold. I think you have to listen with full attention though, it's nothing you just let play in the background

rockstar18
January 22nd 2007


741 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I agree with Damrod.

PbaSsEs
February 8th 2007


21 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I uh.. I'm kinda late. But this is a fantastic review of a fantastic album. Also, I have their live CD and he really can't sing live. I don't know what's the deal with that.

pixiesfanyo
February 8th 2007


1223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cedric can sing fine live.

Tyler
Emeritus
February 8th 2007


7927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

He couldn't when I saw him, nor could he on the bootleg I have.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
February 8th 2007


4953 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

They are pretty bad live.

pixiesfanyo
February 8th 2007


1223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

With all the vocal processing and layering TMV does you shouldn't expect the vocals to sound as good live. He does a fine job of imitating the record, and TMV is one of the best live acts I have seen. Very impassioned and very honest.

Intransit
February 17th 2007


2797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

This album, after losing some initial appeal, has grown on me again. I love pretty much every song except for Meccamputechture, even the ballads.

Intransit
February 17th 2007


2797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

It basically plods along with very little rhyme or reason. The opening two minutes are fantastic, and Cedric is great, but after that it just ends up being an excuse for tepid guitar masturbation and saxophone farts.

iarescientists
February 17th 2007


5865 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I hope Omar isn't practicing TMS methods in his guitar masturbation sessions.

P13
August 8th 2007


1327 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Man, they need to use more woodwinds and such, saxaphone gets so tedious after a while. Perhaps, rabbit, perhaps in The Bedlam in Goliath.

StrizzMatik
January 20th 2008


3937 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Bedlam poops on this record without question.

Geedrummer
January 20th 2008


607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Bedlam poops on this record without question.




id agree with that as beldlam is so fuking good, however i think that this is soo good, along with every release theyve ever done, bar maybe scab dates which is only good.

botb
January 20th 2008


14045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

^^^

agreed. the drumming on this is still mind blowing and everyone's still doing great. it's just no real change from their last two albums which i mean... if your doing something right... keep it up.

Geedrummer
January 20th 2008


607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yep, id kill to be half as good as jon theadore



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