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Rolling Stone Review (3 stars out of 5)"Prog rockers mess around with soul and heartbreak"


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#1 recklessrecluse

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 01:50 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."

June 25, 2009 issue

don't know if it's been posted online yet.

#2 cerpin the muteESP

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 01:55 AM

God I hate these stupid little reviews. They are always are so inane. Thanks for the post anyways

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 01:55 AM

Not a horrible review, but not amazing.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:03 AM

DUDE

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:17 AM

i'd say it's accurate

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:49 AM

i'd say it's accurate


Yeah, I agree.

#7 TMVTremulant

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 04:02 AM

i agree but i feel he knocked it down a few notches because it doesnt include the mindfuck amount of effects and sounds on prior albums.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:15 AM

Not a horrible review, but not amazing.

Yeah, I'd say it's about a 3 out of 5.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:24 AM

lol, 3 out of 5 it should be 4 out of 5. RS are dumb ppl

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:16 AM

3 stars like britney or the jonas :whistling: :afro:

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 09:14 AM

who gives a shit.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:22 PM

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.


I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Maybe it's because I'm not getting the pop-culture references.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 03:51 PM

Yes it is, it is a horrible review! How is that a review? I work my ass reviewing albums and games for a STUDENT magazine, that's FREE and I can do a better job than that.

#14 Germán F.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:43 PM

who gives a shit.

Exactly. What matters is whether or not YOU like it.

#15 cragget

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 04:07 PM

who gives a shit.


YOU do, since you bothered to even click into this thread.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 04:43 PM

gay fish?

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 08:44 PM

lame ass review

the album is mellow and hummable
its good
not great

there
how descriptive

#18 LouisGilbrook

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 01:34 AM

Not very.

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 01:49 AM

I found the new album to be really boring, actually.

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 03:09 AM

its rolling stone, that should say it all.
I mean Green day on the cover?? Rolling Stone for ya.
These guys have big egos since they're the biggest music magazine out there... Them and SPIN really piss me off. Someone should bomb their headquarters...




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