De-Loused in the Comatorium

The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
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Based on 9 reviews
2003 Ratings: #122 / 242
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Based on 186 ratings
2003 Ratings: #48
June 24, 2003 / Release Date
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knewnie
91
the era of BIRD is no more! i have returned, your favorite loser knewnie, to review albums that are 0% bird related! look at me go! and to celebrate the departure of the professional ornithologist, i thought i'd review every album from one of my favorite bands, The Mars Volta! over the next few days i'll do my best to express my opinion on each of this amazing band's amazing albums. and to start this, we have their debut, Deloused in the Comatorium!

honestly, what a fantastic debut. The Mars ... read more
luna128
90
the anti-radiohead, pitchfork's kryptonite

edit:this is also just panic at the disco but good you guys know that right
RakkSmells
93
I've wanted to check out some of The Mars Volta's music for quite a while, since I've seen a lot of people really liking them, and because from what I had heard already I was really digging their large post-hardcore progressive rock sound. I decided to check out their debut album De-Loused in the Comatorium, and I won't lie, this is really good! There's a certain type of energy in their music that you can't really get anywhere else, whether that be the gigantic sounding production and ... read more
amw100
72
This is just proggy Muse
Supertartory
95
I fucking adored Frances the Mute, and I fucking adore De-Loused in the Comatorium.

So let's just jump right in, I know this isn't an NSB album but shush I want to review this album, I've been listening to this album practically non-stop when I'm not listening to NSB or Frances the Mute. This is a really addictive album, and it doesn't help that each song on here is really fucking good. The opening track Son Et Lumière is a short intro, but it's incredibly effective, its slow buildup ... read more
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Track List

  1. Son et lumière
  2. Inertiatic ESP
  3. Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)
  4. Tira me a las arañas
  5. Drunkship of Lanterns
  6. Eriatarka
  7. Cicatriz ESP
  8. This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed
  9. Televators
  10. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt
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