Scab Dates - The Mars Volta
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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Scab Dates is yet another intriguing window into the Mars Volta's world, instead of just a live album holdover.
  2. Exhausting, self-indulgent, and also kind of awesome. [18 Nov 2005, p.134]
  3. Given which songs are chosen and when this is being released, Scab Dates is a neither a concession nor a step forward, revealing inclinations that feel half as indulgent as they should when following a record like Frances the Mute, and about half as interesting to listen to.