De-Loused In The Comatorium

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  • Summary: 'De-Loused' is the heavily anticipated debut LP from the group formed by former At The Drive-In members Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Alternative Press
    100
    Like all great albums, De-Loused in the Comatorium takes multiple listens to absorb, and, even then, you're probably not going to have a clue to what Bixler's raving about. [Jul 2003, p.107]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    The songs explode with creativity, fusing jazz riffs, tribal rhythms, hardcore bursts of noise, and addictive rock hooks into one of the most compelling discs of the year. [18 July 2003, p.73]
  3. The Mars Volta have not only revived prog-rock as a viable commodity; they've injected it with an electric vigor that the lumbering dinosaur hasn't witnessed in ages.
  4. De-Loused in the Comatorium is a very strong debut album for the Mars Volta.
  5. Blender
    80
    Roars like Led Zeppelin, churns like King Crimson and throbs like early Santana. [#17, p.138]
  6. 80
    De-loused is definitely worth checking out, but make sure to keep an open mind and check any preconceived notions at the door.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 281
  1. jerryp
    Jun 27, 2003
    10
    fantastic
  2. PeterC
    Jun 25, 2003
    10
    This is probably the best album to come out this year, and probably will stay that way, even though we still have July and onward to look This is probably the best album to come out this year, and probably will stay that way, even though we still have July and onward to look foward to. Heck, it might even be the best album to come out of this millenium so far! It totally blew me away. It's everything I expected it to be: from the Latin laced prog rock, to the errie and hypnotic soundscapes. If you want to hear what a masterpiece sounds like, buy this album!! Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2011
    10
    Their Debut album is someting that only comes around once and a good long while! The blend of Latino/jazz riffs on top of what can only beTheir Debut album is someting that only comes around once and a good long while! The blend of Latino/jazz riffs on top of what can only be described as poetic harmony on the drums, is something not heard very often in the realm of prog rock! These sounds are aided by the high pitched vocals of Cedric, that help tell the story of a friend who wakes up from acoma only to find his dream world stripped away and a sobering reality he had left behind, staring him right in the face! Very powerful, and a first listen, if you havent heard any other of the Mars Volta albums! Expand
  4. CourtneyS
    Jul 6, 2003
    10
    Best album I've ever heard!
  5. JohnJack
    Feb 25, 2005
    10
    Best album of 2004
  6. GuillermoB
    Feb 17, 2006
    10
    those that dont' appreciate these two passionate musicians, Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar A. Rodriguez, don't appreciate music. those that dont' appreciate these two passionate musicians, Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar A. Rodriguez, don't appreciate music. Music is all about expressing your self in any way you can, any sedative sound wave that pours out of your mind and soul, just like The Mars Volta does. Cedric has excellent vocals, that is lullaby, melodelic to ears. Cedric's amazing lyrics of thruth and fiction. Omars's amazing guitar solo's that reminds us of Santana. His magnificent sound shifts taht tarnspotrs us into the next dimension. Jon Theodore's crazy, smashing, jammong, hard drumming, that clutches the pulses of your hearts that makes your body dance. These and many aspects that bring some punk-rock, metal, tropicana, jazz, and pshhycodelic fusions melting our brains. This band fucking rules the shit out of any other band out there. They are music god's Expand
  7. JimR
    Feb 26, 2005
    0
    sucksass

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