The Mars Volta - Octahedron
The Mars Volta has progressively made less coherent albums since releasing De-Loused in the Comatorium, their debut album. This culminated in the release of Bedlam In Goliath last year, where they kind of went batshit insane. I was expecting Octahedron to be:
Instead, Octahedron was boring. BORING?! Yes, boring. It's as if Bedlam in Goliath was an orgasm (a not-that-great one) and Octahedron was the afterglow. Don't get me wrong, The Mars Volta is still crazy in their musicianship, with pounding drums, an amazing guitarist, and a unique vocalist. It's just that this is so tame compared to the rest of their work that I don't even want to listen to it. I'd say this is a good introduction to them, but only that. However, it is still worth listening to.