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Octahedron is the fifth studio album by band The Mars Volta, set for release on June 23, 2009. The album is being released by Warner Bros. in North America and Mercury Records worldwide.

Omar Rodríguez-López had discussed the band's next album as early as January 2008, the month that The Bedlam in Goliath was released, claiming "I consider it to be our album." Cedric Bixler Zavala has also spoken of the album as "acoustic" and… read more



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  • Avatar for reap_r
    Love this album, definitely in my top 3 from them. Copernicus >>>
  • Avatar for Cassandra-Leo
    This album grew on me a lot. Probably still my least favourite of their albums but that's not saying much given the high quality of their work. It does have by far the best production of any of their albums; it's the only one where the clipping doesn't sound like utter shit.
  • Avatar for ZOMGALIENS
    Has and always will be my favourite Mars Volta record, possibly one of my all time favourites. I totally get the hate though, it's pretty much how fans of a primary acoustic band would react if they suddenly made an album like De-Loused or Bedlam in Goliath. Just massive change that not everybody will appreciate. I'm just glad I can and so can others
  • Avatar for roemilca111
    I don't know why, but this feels like their 'Wish You Were Here.' [2]
  • Avatar for Gnomensocke
    I don't know why, but this feels like their 'Wish You Were Here.'
  • Avatar for Aarny
    Can't wait to play this during the summer (as usual). Also, "PERFECT production." [2]
  • Avatar for DDevilized
    PERFECT production.
  • Avatar for Poisonnation
    I think this album serves as a preamble to the sound they were going for on Noctuorniquet. However I love this album and Noctuorniquet still hasn't really grown on me.
  • Avatar for RafaelSky
    This album is unlike all others and takes a while to get into it; most people will never like it. It is the most soft and dark, sounds like a gotic album in some moments. Even songs like "Teflon" lack the progressive approach of previous works, but also lack the strange sounds of "Noctourniquet". I remember Omar saying this is how they imagined an acoustic album. Is not supposed to be perceived as a Mars Volta album. They always tried to make something different, and only that should get some recognition. Is not easy and most artist don't even risk changing too much from album to album. I personally am not sure that I could compose a song like "Tarantism" and then "Copernicus", just saying.
  • Avatar for Beorn
    Most underrated album known to man.

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