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Frances the Mute is the second studio album by progressive rock band The Mars Volta released in the US on March 1, 2005. The album's lyrics often jump from Spanish to English. Though not as commercially successful as De-loused in the Comatorium, it received considerable critical praise. The album displays a deep jazz influence while infusing Latin flavor into many songs while utilising many of the Dub, Ambient and Electronica influences and techniques experimented with in De Facto and Omar… read more



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  • Definitely their peak. This and De-Loused are timeless classics to me.
  • Starting to REALLY get into this album.
  • 2/10 in Pitchfork = Great compliment. [2] lol, Pitchfork used to be a much less relevant fanzine by that time, but they should really make a new review on this, it's easily one of the best albums of the decade and keeps being terribly underrated.
  • Not to mention praising a lot of unknown indie bands just to look edgy and cool. I gotta give a credit to them though, I discovered a lot of great artists because of their year end lists.
  • Sometimes I feel like Pitchfork is just trolling, they're like that hipster friend who hates what everybody else loves just for the sake of being different.
  • у этого альбома полный кабздец с ID3-тегами
  • Their most ambient and atmospheric, but also one of their best.
  • One of those albums you just can't stop listening from beginning to end. This shit introduced me to TMV and will remain one of my all time favourites :)
  • This will forever remain one of my favorite albums of all time. The way every track flows directly into one another here is fantastic. Start this shit from the beginning and ride it out all the way to the very last second to truly appreciate this gem.

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