The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta - The Mars Volta
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September 16, 2022 / Release Date
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Clouds Hill / Label
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pitchfork is going to give this a mid score like they usually do with florence/regina spektor/alt-j
I think people are just gonna be angry this isn't gonna be a prog-rock like album.
I have not listened to the Mars Volta before and the singles for this I've heard is a stark departure from their usual sound.
I like all three singles... I think Cedric sounds great, I was surprised (annoyed) to see people complaining about his vocals on reddit. He sounds super clear and legible to me, which hasn't always been the case. I'm used to aoty people hating on long time bands, I just wish people wouldn't make what ultimately works out to self fulfilling prophesies. Keep an open mind.
We haven't had music from them in years and people are already judging this thing
Wasn't the album called Kinetic Edition or something?
Say what you will, I think this is going to be good.
Everyone giving an unreleased album shit lmao give it time dammit, judge when it comes out. Also, its the Mars Volta, they are going to be good, be more open minded towards the project instead of just expecting to be total shit or mid or something
Give me shit this is going to be their worst album on arrival. The decline from Blacklight Shine is funny and very disappointing st the same time
The singles are legit the least impressive stuff they put out there, and they were some sort of King Crimson of the 00s, I'm quite scared, idk why they call this more basic version of themselves as a self-titled, I have been a bit disappointed by the singles, luckily I have been a fan of this band for the past few years, I wonder what older fans are thinking rn.
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Track List

  1. Blacklight Shine
  2. Graveyard Love
  3. Shore Story
  4. Blank Condolences
  5. Vigil
  6. Que Dios Te Maldiga Mi Corazon
  7. Cerulea
  8. Flash Burns from Flashbacks
  9. Palm Full of Crux
  10. No Case Gain
  11. Tourmaline
  12. Equus 3
  13. Collapsible Shoulders
  14. The Requisition

Added on: June 19, 2022