Amputechture

The Mars Volta - Amputechture
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Based on 16 reviews
2006 Ratings: #515 / 653
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Based on 78 ratings
2006 Ratings: #56
September 12, 2006 / Release Date
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knewnie
78
after two of the best prog-rock albums ever made, it's understandable that The Mars Volta would wanna change up their sound a little. while Frances the Mute & Deloused definitely have their differences in sound, they still share many of the same qualities which make them both so good. so on Amputechture, The Mars Volta decide to scale back their sound a little and make a more accessible, varied, and dynamic album. did it pay off?

ehhhh for the most part yeah.

this is still definitely a ... read more
RakkSmells
85
The Mars Volta return just a year after their magnum opus Frances The Mute with their 3rd studio album, Amputechture, and while it isn't as mind-blowing or surprising as Frances The Mute, it still succeeds at being a great Mars Volta album, and a great album in general.

Their experimentation is still present on Amputechture, and while not AS frequent as their last album it still shows up all over the album. It's filled with a lot of unique instrumentation, strange vocal effects (especially in ... read more
DropTherapy
100
Their single best album. The album has a good amount of diversity and Day of the Baphomets. FREAKING DAY OF THE BAPHOMETS IS ONE OF THE BEST SONGS I HAVE HEARD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
sylkmap
97
Lengthy guitar solos, pompous brass sections, psychedelic flamenco ballads and completely unpredictable song structures is what you will find on this one.
CLJesse
75
While this album is good, it's the first Mars Volta that feels like it kind of drags a bit.
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Track List

  1. Vicarious Atonement 
  2. Tetragrammaton 
  3. Vermicide 
  4. Meccamputechture 
  5. Asilos Magdalena 
  6. Viscera Eyes 
  7. Day Of The Baphomets 
  8. El Ciervo Vulnerado
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