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Rolling Stone ReviewThree stars

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#1 Catafalque7



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Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:37 AM

For a band that experiments with glossolalia and pig scalps, the Mars Volta open their latest with a rather straightforward image. "Do you remember how you wore that dress?" sings Cedric Bixler-Zavala in "Since We've Been Wrong," a mostly acoustic prog-soul tune that's totally hummable. It sets the tone for an LP haunted by heartbreak and more focused on soulful vocal emoting than on cool time signatures and guitar flip-outs. But Bixler-Zavala is no Maxwell; he's more about sharp pain than voluptuous ache. By the end, he invokes Gordian knots alongside a fractallike Omar Rodriguez-Lopez guitar solo. Dude sounds like he's back home again.


Figured I'd get in on the posting reviews bit! Sorry Dandelion! And "Halo of Nembutals" is number three on their top songs list currently.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:42 AM


Old I'm afraid mate :smile: It was one of the first reviews to surface. Cool about Halo being up there though, thanks.

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