The Mars Volta
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At the Drive-In = good.
Posted by William on Wednesday, 01.10.07 @ 02:35am
^^In response to the previous comment, that is your opinion and an important induction should not be based on such things. I do agree that The Mars Volta have a very unsual timbre and sound structure that is very hard to follow. I actually am not a fan myself. But factor in the reality of it: The Mars Volta, currently, are ahead of their time, experimenting with new ideas and reinventing genres while at the same time transcending them. They have become an influence on all types of third generation bands of the indie rock breed. They have musical integrity and should be recognized as such.
they're trying new stuff as opposed to just fiddling with the same old same old
Posted by lily on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 19:56pm
Ahead of their time? Again, prog bands have been doing more and better work since the '60s, and the Volta's aimless diddling is easily a step down from their work in ADTI, which in my opinion was "getting at right."
Posted by William on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 20:29pm
Very, very ahead of the times, at least for mainstream music. Don't know if I like what I hear, but I know that it's going to be copied ad nauseum... Hopefully well.
Posted by J.H.M. on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 21:03pm
Heard nothing but positive remarks about this band. Funny how a band that was originally part of a hardcore band that was about to be labeled as emo jumped genres and is now one of the top progressive acts currently.
Posted by maplejet on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 13:15pm
At the Drive-In was emo in the same sense that Sunny Day Real Estate was emo, which is not really at all. There's only trace amounts of actual '80s emo in there.
Posted by William on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 17:23pm
I was so dissapointed in this band. I expected more of the fury that drove At The Drive-In to insane musical heights but instead I got a third-rate Santana/Rush hybrid. I want to like them, I really do. But they do not compare to At The Drive-In, a band that should've been classified as a force of nature.
Posted by Kit on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 17:30pm
The Mexican Led Zeppelin. I say yes.
Posted by SSR on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 20:00pm
I mean the Hispanic Led Zeppelin.
Posted by SSR on Tuesday, 12.25.07 @ 09:54am
this band to evolutionized the way i look at music i think that this band will go far and could be inducted in to the FRH iv followed these guys for years ive enjoyed ATDI and TMV there music is totally different but watching both ATDI and TMV live preformances is a rush.when you listen to TMV its like hearing 6 grown men having sex to their instuments its godly.
Posted by vic on Tuesday, 01.27.09 @ 11:19am
Nope, they are not as original as you might think. Their new 2012 album is not very good, same with every other album they did, okay but not great.
Posted by BNel on Wednesday, 05.16.12 @ 10:59am
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