Friday, August 11, 2006

The Mars Volta - Amputechture *

I am going out on a limb here: PF does not like The Mars Volta. Its last album received a 2.0. I have never heard any of its songs, and based on what PF tells me (all of which I believe and regularly regurgitate to strangers as if it was my own opinion), I am not likely to seek any out. Ten minute + songs? No thank you. Anything more than 5:00 and I find it generally becomes repetitive wanking. Recent PF news and track reviews don't give me the impression this one will fare much better than 2.0, but it will not, of course, get 2.0. That would be wrong, not to mention lazy on the Fork's part. It will instead get 2.1. Actual rating: 3.5. Point differential: 1.4.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

You get bored after 5:00 minutes? Get some Post-Rock brother.

15/8/06 3:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous's comment--sigur ros? explosions in the sky? I was also entertained by the idea that the "Mars Volta attacked with urine" story could just be a joke before their forthcoming review of "Amputecture."

15/8/06 8:30 AM  
Blogger Trellick Tower said...

I am not saying I don't like ANY song that is more than 5:00, but I do have a short attention span and like my emotions delivered to me as quickly as possible. I like stuff like Sigur Ros and Stereolab, just in smaller doses and most certainly never a whole album's worth in one sitting!

15/8/06 8:44 AM  

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