The Bedlam In Goliath - The Mars Volta

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. The Bedlam in Goliath is an exhausting listen and it seems like the guys have tried to pack in as many prog-rock clichés as possible.
  2. TMV’s latest major-label misfire is called The Bedlam in Goliath
  3. The "songs" (a relative concept on planet Mars Volta) sound as though they are competing to unleash as many prog-rock cliches as possible: portentous guitar riffs and twiddly bits are interspersed with all manner of atonal wind instruments and sonic pomposities.
  4. Sadly, this album takes sound and fury, signifying nothing, to new depths.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 141 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 52
  2. Negative: 3 out of 52
  1. Sense!
    Mar 24, 2008
    Any mars volta album is an album to buy. Recently the only good stuff coming out is f*cking folk music and its soooo booooring! This cd tears apart everything you know about music and mashes it up - you need to repeat it several times -- only old people won't like this music - IT IS FANTASTIC! Full Review »
  2. Bob
    Feb 18, 2008
    Amazing album. It started making sense after second listen. Don't judge it after only one listen. Every second is great and that
  3. AJW.
    Feb 15, 2008
    This is the first Mars Volta album I've heard, and I genuinely thought it was excellent. It's absolutely insane and frenzied, and for that I love it. Full Review »