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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 180
  1. jerryp
    Jun 27, 2003
    10
    fantastic
  2. PeterC
    Jun 25, 2003
    10
    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 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
    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. CourtneyS
    Jul 6, 2003
    10
    Best album I've ever heard!
  5. JustinW
    Feb 26, 2005
    10
    This album has some of the most refreshing and exciting music I've heard. To appreciate it you'll need to listen to it over and This album has some of the most refreshing and exciting music I've heard. To appreciate it you'll need to listen to it over and over again, but luckily with this album that is a good thing. Every time I listen to it I find something new to love. Highly reccomended. Expand
  6. alexd
    Feb 23, 2006
    10
    I love basketball, and now have realized i also love the mars volta, so here's my analogy. Listening to this album is like watching Kobe I love basketball, and now have realized i also love the mars volta, so here's my analogy. Listening to this album is like watching Kobe Bryant score 81 points in Toronto. He did not make all his shots (album is not perfect) but you couldnt believe how good it was, and even though he is no Michael Jordan (the mars volta is no zepplin or hendrix or beatles) but you have to say Kobe (the mars volta's Deloused album) is one of the greatest players ever, maybe of our generation. The music rocks out without having to use heavy distortion (which i love) and Bixler's vocals are absolutely mezmerizing, passionate, powerful. His lyrics are a bit too abstract and weird to the point that he is not a true poet, but i think the abstract lyrics allow you to allow the music to talk to you as a whole more than sappy lyrics about anger and women. Expand
  7. JimR
    Feb 26, 2005
    0
    sucksass

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