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Billboard Magazine Singles Reviews---Since We've Been Wrong


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#1 recklessrecluse

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:19 AM

Since We've Been Wrong
June 13, 2009

THE MARS VOLTA
Is the world ready for a love song from a stubbornly prog band like the Mars Volta? And shortened from its intended time frame of 7:20 to a radio-ready 4:50, no less? No, this isn't an impending sign of the Apocalypse, but rather the first taste of what frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala considers to be his Grammy Award-winning band's "version of an acoustic album" with the June 23 release of "Octahedron," the Mars Volta's fifth and potentially most commercially viable recording to date. Principles Bixler-Zavala and longtime partner and guitar wizard Omar Rodriguez-Lopez trade in their usual calculus-based Latino jazz punk for the kind of heartfelt sentiments most successful progressive rock bands end up wading toward at some point in their careers. A single in which the Mars Volta wears its heart on its sleeve? That this most cerebral band is even showing its heart is fascinating all by itself.óRonald Hart


http://www.billboard...a11c3f368325439

Same old stuff, but publicity is publicity, or something along those lines

#2 Pongo

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:36 AM

I guess it's nice that they tried, but most of the review is a summary of the concept of Octahedron. Their opinion of the actual song is limited to "fascinating."

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:44 AM

Juliet of the Spirits FTW

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 02:54 PM

cool i spose
they are billboard...
hmmm

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:47 PM

7:20 to a radio-ready 4:5

I would hardly call that cropping the song when two minutes of it is silence anyway

#6 MSpatalatanj

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:31 PM

this is so not a love song.....

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:38 AM

The line about them actually showing some heart was terrible. This band would have nothing if not for their heart, without that they're Dream Theater.




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