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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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Televators
Just as he hit The ground They lowered a tow that Stuck in his neck to the gills Fragments of sobriquets Riddle me this Three half-eaten corneas Who... See the rest of the song lyrics
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: 6 out of 181
  1. ernie
    Jun 27, 2003
    10
    this album shows how much the mars volta rocks from the crazy! sounds of omars guitar to the voice effects of cedric bixler this album tells this album shows how much the mars volta rocks from the crazy! sounds of omars guitar to the voice effects of cedric bixler this album tells a story of a fallen hero that try's to commit suicide and your narrator is cedric bixler this album is really well put together and shows that the mars volta is one of the most unique bands out there i suggest you go out and buy the album! Expand
  2. ShaneD
    Jun 25, 2003
    10
    Holy holy holy crap; Tremulant set my expectations high, but this CD just shattered them completely. I'd be more than willing to predict Holy holy holy crap; Tremulant set my expectations high, but this CD just shattered them completely. I'd be more than willing to predict right now that this will end up being the CD of the year for me. Incredible songwriting, punchy production (I'm typically not a fan of Rick Rubin's work, but here, the production absolutely shines, especially the guitarwork. Omar's creativity on the instrument has never shone through better.) It's about time something like this was released again on a major label. Buy buy buy buy buy. 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. GregH.
    Jul 6, 2003
    10
    A true masterpiece. I've had the album for a mere 5 days, and it has already become my alll time favorite. Music doesn't get any A true masterpiece. I've had the album for a mere 5 days, and it has already become my alll time favorite. Music doesn't get any better than this. De-Loused... has given me new hope for the album as an art form. Simply spectacular Expand
  5. Tphil
    Feb 28, 2005
    10
    Sexual!!
  6. Benlol
    Mar 15, 2006
    10
    Superb album, if you dont like it turn on your green day and be a mainstream junkie like all the other losers on MTV.
  7. JimR
    Feb 26, 2005
    0
    sucksass

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