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The Mars Volta

Info about The Mars Volta
Country United States
Added By Mike
18 years ago
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2003-2012 Rock
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7.8 x9
Latin American Technical Experimental Prog Rock/Metal
Reception
42 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, 7 users rate it lower. 29 users think it is prog, one user thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 63 studio tracks by The Mars Volta.
Track durations range from 46s to 16m 43s, averaging at 6m 27s with a standard deviation of 3m 07s.
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Comment by ElectroVolta 15 years ago
The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium 2003
9.6
Prog Rock
A milestone in modern prog. Accessible in some aspects, yet rather unaccessible in others (the vocals, the obscure lyrics, the noodling tendencies). Virtually essential to any modern prog collection, however, since this album will be known in years to come as a milestone in the 21st century prog revival.
Comment by GhostRider 15 years ago
The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium 2003
9.7
Latin Prog
This is one of the most important albums of the new century, and the blueprint for modern prog. Though the vocals can be an acquired taste, they are absolutely perfect for the band's sound and style. Guitarist and mastermind Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is ineed set to become the new Robert Fripp.
Comment by rushfan4 15 years ago
The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath 2008
6.0
Heavy Prog Rock
I'm hoping that eventually The Mars Volta will click with me, but I have now listened to all of their albums and really haven't found all that much that I like about them. It is a shame because they are recommended to fans of Rush, which I am. Hopefully, it is a grower and one day I will fondly look back on the days when I didn't like these albums, before they became one of my favorites, but for now, yuck!
Comment by Mandrakeroot
The Mars Volta - Amputechture 2006
5.5
Spanish Minimalistic Prog-Related Metal
I don't love this album. Yet I recognize that "Amputechture" is very popular for the precedent reviewers. For me is a sort of Neo Modern Spanish Prog Metal, also very minimalistic. And I can not understand the meaning of "Amputechture".
Review by Mike 17 years ago <Permalink>
The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute 2005
8.8
Eclectic Prog Rock
I like this album a lot ... but I must admit that I normally cannot stand listening to it in one setting, as there is simply a bit too much going on, and it's a bit like "complexity for the sake of complexity". But it is all very well done, they tried very hard to make this a good album, and they succeeded. So if you're into musical roller-coaster rides and don't mind experimental and unusual music with alternative roots, then this is for you.
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De-Loused in the Comatorium 2003
 #1

8.7 x26
Latin American Experimental Prog Rock/Metal
Frances the Mute 2005
 #2

8.3 x23
Latin American Experimental Prog Rock
Amputechture 2006
 #3

8.4 x22
Spanish Experimental Technical Prog Rock/Metal
The Bedlam in Goliath 2008
 #4

7.8 x20
Latin American Technical Prog Rock/Metal
Octahedron 2009
 #5

7.8 x19
Latin American Psychedelic Experimental Prog Rock
Noctourniquet 2012
 #6

7.2 x5
Latin American Heavy Prog Rock
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Noctourniquet 2012
 2 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Heavy Prog Rock
Octahedron 2009
 2 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Heavy Prog Rock
The Bedlam in Goliath 2008
 2 years ago
rushfan4
6.0
Heavy Prog Rock
Scab Dates 2005, Live
 2 years ago
rushfan4
5.0
Heavy Prog Rock
Amputechture 2006
 2 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Spanish Heavy Prog Metal/Rock
Frances the Mute 2005
 2 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Latin American Heavy Prog Rock
De-Loused in the Comatorium 2003
 2 years ago
rushfan4
7.0
Spanish Prog Metal/Rock
Tremulant 2002, EP
 2 years ago
rushfan4
7.2
Heavy Prog Rock
Frances the Mute 2005
 7 years ago
Jozef47
7.9
Latin American Epic Prog Rock
Noctourniquet 2012
 8 years ago
Jozef47
7.2
Latin American Heavy Prog Rock
Amputechture 2006
 8 years ago
Jozef47
7.9
Latin American Technical Prog Rock
Tremulant 2002, EP
 8 years ago
Jozef47
7.2
Heavy Non-Prog Rock
De-Loused in the Comatorium 2003
 8 years ago
Jozef47
9.3
Latin American Heavy Prog Rock
Octahedron 2009
 8 years ago
Jozef47
7.4
Latin American Heavy Prog Rock
Noctourniquet 2012
 10 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Heavy Prog Rock
Noctourniquet 2012
 10 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Heavy Prog Rock
Noctourniquet 2012
 11 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Heavy Prog Rock
Noctourniquet 2012
 11 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Heavy Prog Rock
Noctourniquet 2012
 11 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Heavy Prog Rock
De-Loused in the Comatorium 2003
 11 years ago
rushfan4
7.0
Spanish Prog Metal/Rock