Mars Volta

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I think perhaps that Mars Volta is the new Pink Floyd. Not Wall-era Floyd or even Dark Side-era Floyd, but Meddle-era, Live at Pompeii-era Floyd. They’re like Floyd when they were pushing the limits, not once they had perfected the craft (Dark Side) or fallen into decline (The Wall). The question then is this: Will the Mars Volta take the next step and release something that really approaches perfection like Dark Side did? If they don’t, that’s fine, because few bands reach the heights that they already have in just two albums, but they have already set the bar high. In the next few years, they could give us the next truly great album. Something that plays in the same league as Dark Side, Sgt Peppers and Nothing’s Shocking. Time will tell…

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bobvinyl, writer and co-editor of No Song is an Island, founded its predecessor, Rock and Roll and Meandering Nonsense (whose archives are found here), in 2005 and served as editor and principal contributor until it went on hiatus in 2010. He has also been published in AMP and Loud Fast Rules! (in print) as well as Glide and FensePost on the web. He has been an avid record collector since he was seven years old and enjoys sharing his love of music from the common to the esoteric.

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