Thursday, March 29, 2012

The 11 Best Songs By The Mars Volta


As some bands age, they get more radio-friendly and less daring.  Their one-time attempt to re-invent their genre is replaced with the need to conform to the masses.  Not the Mars Volta.  As they get older they actually get weirder and more chaotic. It's like they're a marathon runner who veers off the smooth path to the finish line in order to take a rocky unmarked path to the middle of nowhere where the end is only vague a suggestion.  A place where Syd Barrett and Jerry Garcia are jamming while Kurt Cobain bar-b-ques hot dogs.  Yeah, the Mars Volta's music makes that little sense.  As distance and as inaccessible as it at times, it's always refreshing to hear that some band is still concerned about tearing down the future rather than being content on settling into the past.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By The Mars Volta:

  1. Ouroborous (Bedlam in Goliath)  
  2. Ilyena (Bedlam in Goliath)
  3. Intertiatic E.S.P. (De-Loused in the Comatorium)
  4. Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt (De-Loused in the Comatorium)
  5. L'Via L'Viaquez (Frances The Mute)
  6. Viscera Eyes (Amputechture)
  7. Metatron (Bedlam in Goliath)
  8. Roulette Dares (De-Loused in the Comatorium)
  9. Miranda That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore (Frances The Mute)
  10. Cotopaxi (Octahedron)
  11. Wax Simulacra (Bedlam in Goliath)
Buy The Mars Volta's new album, Nocturniquet ...now.


6 comments:

noknownallergies said...

This list is incorrect. Televators is the greatest Mars Volta in the hx of the world ever.

Savoie11 said...

Also missing The Widow, though I realize you don't aim for "Greatest Hits"

Half-Step Tides said...

Excuse me, where is Cygnus?

Craig Shipp said...

Sorry guys. I just needed to post my top 11 as they would run on an album. Conveniently, all 11 come in at under 80 minutes too. ;-)

1)Son Et Lumiere
2)Inertiatic ESP
3)L'via L'Viaquez
4)Meccamputechture
5)Ilyena
6)Roulette Dares (the haunt of)
7)The Widow
8)Viscera Eyes
9)The Goliath
10)Cicatriz ESP
11)Vermicide

Samit Paudel said...

Day of the Baphomets, Cassandra Gemini???

John Ogden said...

Each to their own...but no Cassandra Gemini?