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 Mars Volta have created the first great record of 2008. [Mar 2008, p.145]
  2. This should have been the album where the Mars Volta either wore the formula down to nothing or abruptly turned in a different direction, but instead the band created an album that nearly perfects what they've been working toward.
  3. The Bedlam in Goliath is simply an immense album.
  4. 90
    Instead of eight people trying to make many noises as possible, this is the sound of a unified band trying to make the best noise possible. [Winter 2008, p.90]
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 »