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If you happened to walk by a certain street in a deserted part of El Paso, Texas last fall, you would have heard unusual sounds amid the clanking next to a furniture factory. Leaking out through the cracks, from what appeared to be an abandoned warehouse, were mysterious sounds of despair, growth, renewal, faith lost, and faith gained. Some of it was melodic, and some was dissonant, but all ... Read more in Amazon's Sparta Store

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  • Audio CD (12 July 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B0002HUXKI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,745 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Guns Of Memorial Park 3:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
  2. Hiss The Villain 3:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
  3. While Oceana Sleeps 4:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
  4. La Cerca 3:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
  5. Breaking The Broken 3:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
  6. Lines In Sand 6:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
  7. End Moraine 4:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
  8. Death In The Family 3:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
  9. Syncope 1:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
10. Tensioning 5:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
11. Travel By Bloodline 3:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
12. P.O.M.E.0:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
13. From Now To Never 8:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
14. Splinters 4:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
15. Farewell Ruins 3:17£0.79  Buy MP3 

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "whatever123454321" on 21 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
This 'fro-less faction formed from the late, lamented At the Drive-In has thus far lived in the shadow of fluffy-haired ex-bandmates (and critics' darlings) the Mars Volta. And just like their choice in hairstyles, Sparta is the less adventurous and eclectic of the two. But where the Mars Volta is all fits, starts and drastic sonic tangents, Sparta sets a steady mood and tone on its second album that's easy to warm up to.
Better yet, there's enough melody and structure to keep one engaged. Shrill, shimmering guitars and Jim Ward's warbly vocals give the Texans an uncharacteristic new wave-y vibe that isn't afraid to rage on punky ditties like "Hiss the Villain." And that plain kicks ass, no matter what their hair looks like.
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I first heard porcelain a few years back and it didn't do a lot for me at first, but I listened to it for a second time and thought 'this is pretty good' and since then I can safely say Sparta are my favourite band, they combine solid percussion and riffs with resonant, epic sounding vocals and just never fail to hit the right notes. It's all to easy to compare Sparta with ATDI, but I have to say that before I got into Sparta I loved ATDI. Sparta are fantastic in their own right and don't really bear much resemblance to ATDI, but instead have found their own sound, and I'd recognise their music anywhere, it's great and everyone should own this album.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By pablo on 30 Sept. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I think that the people who gave this album poor reviews should give it a few more listens. At first i was pretty disappointed, it wasn't as instantly catchy as 'Wiretap Scars'; but i stuck with it and found that each song has its own gorgeous harmonies and underlying melodies which make it a fulfilling listen. Not a classic, but certainly worth the money and the time it takes to fully appreciate it.
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Porcelain is simply a beautifully composed, flowing album. It is not based on being catchy, but just writing good songs that emote a feeling of happiness once complete. And that's what it is all about, enjoying music. More cohesive than Wiretap Scars, not generic like Threes, and not forced & pretentious like The Mars Volta, this album will silently become one of your favorites.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ben Graham on 26 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
As you will have no doubt guessed by now, Sparta are one of the two bands that rose from the ashes of At the Drive-in. Whereas the Mars Volta are a more eclectic and progessive band, Sparta still hold some of their ATDI qualities but still evolve enough to create their own sound.
"Porcelain" is an excellent album. Musically it's not as out there or as complex as the Mars Volta, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Sparta have created a solid rock album. Every track on it is likeable, and you will rarely skip over any tracks. The first single from this album, "Breaking the Broken" is quite excellent and a great song to promote the album with, it's heavy enough and easy enough to listen to which attracts both crowds from the 'rock' spectrum.
Stand out tracks include the explosive "Guns of Memorial Park" which is reminiscent of ATDI "Relationship of Command". "Lines in Sand", one of the albums slow tracks, but boasts a nice bassline and soundscape. My personal favourite(s) are the tracks "Syncope" (the intro to "Tensioning") and "Tensioning". "Syncope" is just guitar and nothing more, but it sounds almost otherwordly, and leads into "Tensioning", a track that carries a lot of emotion, filled with wanting and sorrow. Fantastic.
Lyrically the album is great. The lyrics are sometimes odd, vague and at other times specific. A little similar to the lyrics on "De-loused in the Comatorium" but not as extreme. But the lyrics suit the music well.
The sound of the album comes in crisp and clear. At times the vocalist is a little hard to make out because of his singing style, nowhere near the melody that Cedric Zavala has currently. But it's similar to the singing style heard when listening to At the Drive-in.
Sparta aren't as explosive, or energetic as ATDI were or the Mars Volta are. But they've sacrificed that quality, to gain something deeper. Purchase this album, you won't be disappointed.
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