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War of ORL Solo AlbumsNow this is getting interesting....


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#1281 el rono

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:28 PM



#1282 taxtbook

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:28 AM

Did any of you really even listen to Solar Gambling? Im convinced the answer is a resounding HELL NO


It's a superb record and it got mercilessly fucked over.

Good to know I'm not alone. Been trying to get another copy of it ever since my first one sank into the friendzone, but the only one's I can find are $80+ :blink: i regret not telling Mark to go fuck himself

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

When is the war happening?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

Solar Gambling is awesome and often-overlooked.

#1285 Powdered Toast Man

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:45 PM

When is the war happening?


Not sure if there's enough interest.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:52 PM

When is the war happening?


Not sure if there's enough interest.

We could place bets on which songs will win, and then whoever gets it right gets a custom title. I'd participate. As much I hate these rankings, I'm very curious about the what the consensus among Volta fans is on the best TMV song. Obvi, Goliath, Cygnus, and Roulette Dares would be among the top 10, but Volta fans have such different preferences, and their discography is so diverse, I think we might see some wild cards.

tl;dr: I'm interested, and would definitely be down to participate.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:53 PM

come on damski stop our suffering and do it

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:32 PM

Solar Gambling does rock. I listened to it again after you guys suggested and forgot how good it is.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:35 PM

Solar Gambling is great, but Ximena's vocals kinda bore me on that one. I love all the spacey transitional tracks though, gives the album some great atmosphere.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:54 PM

One time two years ago (wow, can't believe it's been that long) I got stoned and listened to Solar Gambling on my stereo while laying on my bed. It was goooooooooooood.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:38 AM

I'm one of the few on here that don't enjoy Solar Gambling much at all. A couple of my friends who actually listen to Omar's solo work feel the same way. It's one of the few Omar albums I never went out of my way to get on vinyl and never get the urge to revisit. To me it sounds like weak ass b-sides from Xenophanes, and is the worst of the Omar/Ximena catalog. But hey I tried. The only tracks I can kinda get into are Un Buitre Amable Me Pico, Lorentz and Vasco da Gama. The rest of it bores me and feels like such a let down, especially the vocals.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:13 AM

K, I'll do it. Just to confirm, here are the 64 entrants to the ULTIMATE MARS VOLTA SONG TOURNAMENT:

Cut That City
Concertina
Eunuch Provocateur

Son Et Lumiere
Inertiatic ESP
Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)
Tira Me A Las Aranas
Drunkship Of Lanterns
Eriatarka
Cicatriz ESP
This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed
Televators
Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt

Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus
The Widow
L'via L'viaquez
Miranda That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore
Cassandra Gemini

Vicarious Atonement
Tetragrammaton
Vermicide
Meccamputechture
Asilos Magdalena
Viscera Eyes
Day Of The Baphomets
El Ciervo Vulnerado

Aberinkula
Metatron
Ilyena
Wax Simulacra
Goliath
Tourniquet Man
Cavalletas
Agadez
Askepios
Ouroboros
Soothsayer
Conjugal Burns

Since We've Been Wrong
Teflon
Halo Of Nembutals
With Twilight As My Guide
Cotopaxi
Desperate Graves
Copernicus
Luciforms

The Whip Hand
Aegis
Dyslexicon
Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound
The Malkin Jewel
Lapochka
In Absentia
Imago
Molochwalker
Trinkets Pale Of Moon
Vedamalady
Noctourniquet
Zed And Two Naughts

Frances The Mute
Ambuletz
A Plague Upon Your Hissing Children
The Bible And The Breatalyzer
Mr Muggs (lol)

I will randomly draw these 64 songs into 8 groups of 8 songs each. I will make a poll for each song. I am undecided as to whether to allow multiple votes, or to limit it to one vote per user per poll. Discuss this.

The top 4 songs in each group after 1 week go through to the next round. The competition will then be a straight knock-out format, each round being drawn randomly. In the knock-outs, the polls can possibly be shorter if you guys want. I will stay neutral throughout, giving statistics and general commentary, because yes, I am that much of a dweeb.

Any questions, criticisms, suggestions, etc?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:18 AM

Also: WHICH FORUM SHOULD I DO THIS IN?

And last time I tried to make a poll, it ph41l3d so how does that work? How can I make it so it doesn't fail?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:33 AM

My only criticism is that the knockout format isn't truly democratic, so for instance if Roulette Dares and Cygnus are grouped together only one can go forward into the next round, when those two songs would in actuality probably both make it to the top 10, at least.

The alternative of having a free-for-all is pretty crazy though, so I don't really have a solution.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:50 AM

My only criticism is that the knockout format isn't truly democratic, so for instance if Roulette Dares and Cygnus are grouped together only one can go forward into the next round, when those two songs would in actuality probably both make it to the top 10, at least.

The alternative of having a free-for-all is pretty crazy though, so I don't really have a solution.


That's what I like about it. Seeding only allows big songs to win. Also the group stage will eliminate most of the fodder.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:30 AM

Any questions, criticisms, suggestions, etc?


Merge son et lumiere/inertiatic and tira/drunkship and make randomly 2 groups with 7 songs. Compared to the rest son et lumiere and tira aren't even songs (with all due respect) and inertiatic is SO much better witch son et lumiere.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:43 AM

Solar Gambling does rock. I listened to it again after you guys suggested and forgot how good it is.

That makes me happy :laugh:

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:44 AM

I'm one of the few on here that don't enjoy Solar Gambling much at all. A couple of my friends who actually listen to Omar's solo work feel the same way. It's one of the few Omar albums I never went out of my way to get on vinyl and never get the urge to revisit. To me it sounds like weak ass b-sides from Xenophanes, and is the worst of the Omar/Ximena catalog. But hey I tried. The only tracks I can kinda get into are Un Buitre Amable Me Pico, Lorentz and Vasco da Gama. The rest of it bores me and feels like such a let down, especially the vocals.

This makes me sad :sad:

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:42 AM

just heard coltrane's "a love supreme" for the first time.

the effect pedals on the yellow album man!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

When is the war happening?






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