Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Mars Volta's third album, released in 2006 was Jon Theodore's final appearance with the prog-rockers. Already on this album a feel there was a signaled change from the hurled velocity of their previous albums.
The engaging thing about the Volta (for me) was always their stop-on-a-dime sense of rhythm and tempo, falling (seemingly) haphazardly from one blistering self-destruction to the next. This album loses a lot of that focus and intent. It was the last album I paid the group much attention.
Posted by T. at 8:16 PM