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5.0 out of 5 stars Like no other CD I own., 25 Jun 2012
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Well, with how diverse, complex and intriguing this album is, it's a little difficult to quite put into words what listening to it is like.
Of course, it's nothing but positivity regarding each song. Although, you can barely call them all 'songs' since the vast majority link together to make for a listening experience that takes you through so many twists and turns.
Guitars, fast paced, slow paced, bilingual and extraordinary lyrics; what else is there left to cover for The Mars Volta?
If you've only heard The Widow and L'Via L'Viaquez, then I'd highly recommend you take careful consideration when buying this album. You may not get what you expect with the rest. That may be in a great way or a bad way.
But if you like music that's a little 'out there', don't take another minute to buy it and find out what's in store.
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Initial post: 14 Feb 2013 21:14:05 GMT
Derek Vinard says:
Hi there. I was just reading your review on Frances by Mars Volta and wondered if you could inspire me with ten minutes of your time to give it another try? God man, I hated it. Here, this is the one I posted for the record

This is the first TMV album I heard as I came across it in a library and I was familiar with the name and wanted to give it a spin to satisfy my curiosity. I have to say I was very disappointed as it started off really good with some awesome singing and lyrics before busting into one awesome guitar lick, but after those first couple of minutes the steam was just gone. I admit there were odd parts which sounded great, but then nothing else interesting or coherent would appear for a long length. Songs range in length from one to thirty minutes and are broken into sections and different parts (I think) and it all just becomes very confusing very quickly. It's ridiculously hard to understand why they have made an album like this and why they've made it confusing to listen to music. It just sounds so messy like it has not been produced or edited, other than checking the parts are played properly of course as opposed to having distortion or something like that. Just as one example, one 'song/part/'(I WISH I KNEW!) literally has three minutes of poinltess looping going duh duh duh DUH DUH DUH duh duh duh DUH DUH DUH) on the endand it's all just confusing and annoying as if they could have another song in there where they show they clearly have spent endless hours playing music and have a lot of talent to show for it. The first album is absolutely superb from start to finish, and when I hard that AFTER this one, I realised this is bascially just a very poor demo of it( it's called De-loused in the Comatorium). I later found out that a band memeber produced this and it's all an idea to get to an area where future music exists, but it's just pointless, or stupid at best. They had Rick Rubin producing the first album and didn't go back to him because he over-simplified things. That's just silly. TRUST ME: there's opinion and there's opinion with logic(not trying to be demeaning or big-headed), just get the first album, and you only have thirty seconds of looping at most on the end of I think one track and the rest is singular and structured, well made songs. Avoid this. If you liked the first, move to Amputechture, though I also thought that was way overdone and poor (it has only eight songs yet lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes). Trust me, this album just sounds like a very poor demo of the first one which is an awesome album. Buy this and you will be highly confused and disappointed.
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