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Entertainment Weekly: Octahedron Review


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#1 Cerpin

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:17 AM

I didn't see this one posted yet. In this latest Entertainment Weekly magazine.

"Those expecting another jolt of the Mars Volta's patented prog-metal-jazz-fusion are likely to be bemused, if not downright disappointed, by the band's relatively restrained new album. Octahedron is rife with hushed passages, acoustic filigrees, and dreamy vocals that herald either a radical retooling or, more likely, a period of transition for these experimentalists. But fans needn't feel too bummed: The lyrics remain as arcane as ever. Even if you don't totally love the band's new direction, you can bet there's a juicy prententious concept waiting to be rooted out here. B- -Tom Sinclair
-> Download This: "Since We've Been Wrong"

#2 Lewis T

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:27 AM

...What a shit review. I can't believe this guy got paid to write that. Far too biased for a start.

Thanks for posting.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:47 AM

all of the bad reviews are basically like
"this album isn't that great beacuse its not tbig"

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:48 AM

I like how because it's not like their usual style, the reviewer suggests fans will be either bemused or disappointed. What about pleasantly surprised? Or finding it refreshing? Seems like it's just a dig at the band!

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:10 AM

It's Entertainment Weekly. This isn't their normal territory.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:15 AM

Well, they did give the album a B- which isn't exactly bad.

But come on, what do you expect... it's Entertainment Weekly.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:11 AM

Every review is the same fugging thing... Critics really are mindless bastards.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:31 AM

Critics really are mindless bastards.

You should write a review of your own. Maybe you can come up with something new about the same album they all have been talking about?

Yeah ok

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:37 AM

Every review is the same fugging thing... Critics really are mindless bastards.

I think its the fans that are the mindless bastards.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:51 AM

Download This: "Since We've Been Wrong"


lol

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:23 AM

Critics really are mindless bastards.

You should write a review of your own. Maybe you can come up with something new about the same album they all have been talking about?

Yeah ok


I'm a published writer. I have been paid to write. Do you know who I am? You don't-- so don't crack wise, putz.

And your second sentence isn't a question.

#12 ZeMaster

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:26 AM

Critics really are mindless bastards.

You should write a review of your own. Maybe you can come up with something new about the same album they all have been talking about?

Yeah ok


I'm a published writer. I have been paid to write. Do you know who I am? You don't-- so don't crack wise, putz.


Well, if you're a writer, why not write something that isn't "mindless".

#13 JesustheMexicanBoy

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:30 AM

Yeah ok

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:42 AM

Critics really are mindless bastards.

You should write a review of your own. Maybe you can come up with something new about the same album they all have been talking about?

Yeah ok


I'm a published writer. I have been paid to write. Do you know who I am? You don't-- so don't crack wise, putz.


Well, if you're a writer, why not write something that isn't "mindless".


That's a question, by the way.

How do you know I haven't?

#15 JesustheMexicanBoy

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:48 AM

Post it...

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:55 AM

Post it...


How do you know I have something I can post? And are you talking about an Octahedron review? I can't even tell, because I'm having this debate with several different people who have taken up the cause of the original putz. See what I mean by mindless? I'm arguing with three people that are using the same voice.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:12 AM

JUST POST something.

Do you know who I am? You don't-- so don't crack wise, putz.

We'd know if you told us
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:13 AM

I drive a Dodge Stratus!

#19 ZeMaster

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:17 AM

Critics really are mindless bastards.

You should write a review of your own. Maybe you can come up with something new about the same album they all have been talking about?

Yeah ok


I'm a published writer. I have been paid to write. Do you know who I am? You don't-- so don't crack wise, putz.


Well, if you're a writer, why not write something that isn't "mindless".


That's a question, by the way.

How do you know I haven't?


omg internet srs business

Do you really think I give a fuck? If you're all high and mighty, prove it.

#20 Lewis T

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:28 AM

Every review is the same fugging thing... Critics really are mindless bastards.

I think its the fans that are the mindless bastards.


/rolleyes




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