Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Mars Volta: Noctourniquet


5.

I don't know why I don't like this band. Oh yeah, the singer is annoying as a drill running through my head. His voice is so high, more so than Jon Anderson, Geddy Lee or other prog rockers. They often resemble The Chipmunks, if they made a progressive rock album. I give it a 5. for musicianship. No one can doubt their talent, much like Dream Theatre or other bands that flaunt their chops. I don't find their melodies, very melodic. They sound like Berklee musicians who think they can prove a melody is good with music theory. Maybe a little less technique, and more pot-smoking would help. That's how this band sounds to me, like a very sober band making drug music. If The Mars Volta quit to teach drum and guitar  lessons, they'd be equally relative to the planet.

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  1. this band sucks yo

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  2. Haters gonna hate...

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  3. The Mars Volta are good musicians in theory, but terrible songwriters in reality.

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    1. That pretty much sums it up.

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  4. This review is hilarious. I feel the same way

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  5. never understood why people enjoy this music. sorry.

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  6. edgy faggots, TMV is the best.

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  7. I do think they're good musicians and extremely good songwriters.
    In fact, their albums need several listenings to reveal themselves
    That's why the first time I thought « What the fuck is that ? ».
    That's why the seventh I thought « Holy shit, this is so good ! »

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