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The whole album.
They have a million and a half profile views. Weird.
It's grown on me again. It's no Frances The Mute, but I like it.
but it's just too much! Too pretentious and massively self indulgent. I loved the first LP and liked the second but this one leaves me cold.
im really losing interest in them these days. The "ambience" is just really boring unless (I imagine) you were stoned out your face on some drug. It doesent seem to have any of the energy of de loused, and thier whole "image" just annoys me.
"By the six-minute mark, they’ve run through their entire bag of tricks, including some vocal high notes that would make Freddie Mercury’s mustache burst into flames"
The guy is a poor man's Maddox.
far too slow and quiet on the whole
there doesnt feel like there is any passion or energy behind it like deloused
"I just knocked myself halfway out and drifted into a little fantasy that I was picking up a Crybaby pedal and clamping it like a stapler upon the guitarist’s Adam’s apple and squeezing the hell out of it, so that he might witness for one second the awful pain that his wah pedal inflicts upon others."
I really hope hes wrong. The mars volta just seem to be losing "it".
in a section of a comedy website called 'Your Band Sucks' so it's not serious. Though I get the impression he genuinely hates The Mars Volta. The guy's a legend though - he's incredible at ripping apart just about anything and he shits all over Maddox.
admittedly The Mars Volta are pretty easy to rip apart by virtue of being shit.
I like the album (bar a few shit *acoustic* tracks) but this line is ace:
Track 7: Day of the Baphomets
Oh god, a fucking bass solo. Is that Flea? Get the hell out of my stereo, Flea, you are uninvited
I've just tried to listen to a bit (well, 20 mins of it). But I want to live so I had to stop.
Best comment on their Myspace page:
"i named my daughter after you, but now you should change your name because you're not the same band i loved. without jon theodore, your just another band."
I wonder what they called their daughter, "cassandra gemini" ? or perhaps "cygnus... vismund cygmus" ?
Anyway, they seem a bit too "mainstream" for an "experimental" band. Its wierd.
Dr David Thorpe has a new fan. Me. I've just been reading some of his stuff...
Reader question: "If Tool and Radiohead got into a fist fight, who would win?"
Thorpe: "Assuming they all killed each other, everyone."
I love Radiohead, but this man is a genius.
And better still:
If you’re the sort of idiot who listens to System of a Down and would like to tell me I’m wrong about any of this, which I’m not, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, I will set my mail filters to delete any System of a Down-related messages unless the subject line reads "E-MAIL FROM A RETARD, PLEASE IGNORE."
Obviously completely wrong, but funny.
yeah the man's a complete genius! I recommend his review of the Frances The Mute. And his guide to hipsters. And his discussion of classic rock and indie's sacred cows. And his Avenged Svenfold article. Actually, just read it all!