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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.
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 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. 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. It is an ambitious effort, and it could very well leave your brain hurting by the time all of the songs have wrapped themselves around you, because there is so much going on and so much to digest.
  4. 80
    De-loused is definitely worth checking out, but make sure to keep an open mind and check any preconceived notions at the door.
  5. For the most part, Deloused In The Comatorium is truly exquisite and well worth the wait.
  6. 80
    Imagine a jam session between King Crimson, Fugazi and '70s Miles. Now imagine it working. That's the Mars Volta. [Aug 2003, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 280
  1. jerryp
    Jun 27, 2003
  2. PeterC
    Jun 25, 2003
    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
    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 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
    Best album I've ever heard!
  5. JohnJack
    Feb 25, 2005
    Best album of 2004
  6. GuillermoB
    Feb 17, 2006
    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

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