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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

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


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

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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...

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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

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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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