Monday, September 25, 2006

Last Week's Good Records Sales Chart

1. The Polyphonic Spree - Wait
2. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go
3. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
4. TV On The Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
5. The Album Leaf - Into the Blue Again
6. My Brightest Diamond - Bring Me The Workhorse
7. Ben Kweller - Ben Kweller
8. Pilotdrift - Water Sphere
9. Cursive - Happy Hollow
10. Red Monroe - Red Monroe
11. OOIOO - Taiga
12. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
13. Ratatat - Classics
14. Darkel - Darkel
15. Joseph Arthur - Nuclear Daydream
16. Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
17. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
18. The Theater Fire - Everybody Has a Dark Side
19. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
20. The Mars Volta - Amputechture

I hear so many different opinions on Mars Volta, and almost all of them are quite extreme. It seems like people either think they are the best band in the world or the most annoying, and there doesn't seem to be anyone in the middle. Any opinions?

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATDI > MV

Shit sounds like Bjork getting strangled at a Santana concert.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agreed

1:55 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

see what I mean?

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah that's how it is.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:52, that's the funniest visual i've had in months.

and totally dead on.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just can't get into bands that are influenced by yanni

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FREE MARS VOLTA T-SHIRTS FOR ANYONE WHO WHO HANDS ME THAT GUYS HEAD ON A PLATE!!

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Buffalo Brent said...

they USED to be the best band in the world and NOW they are the most annoying band in the world.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

E mo' Fros

3:36 PM  
Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

De-loused in the Comatorium is awesome. I can't say the same about Frances the Mute. I haven't heard a single track off the new record.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the demo tracks to 'deloused' are the bomb; before the dude that told them to play songs with reasonable lengths and endings left.

nick f-electric

4:48 PM  
Blogger Zak said...

I don't get the Mars Volta myself. Too long, self-indulgent, overwrought songs. The evil side of prog-rock, imo.

But, definitely seems there are people who just wet themselves for it.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mars Volta could eat a Cookie Mountain witha glass of Water Sphere and this post would still blow an Occupanther. Waytosuckjr.com

p.s. SPREE RULEZ

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and now for something completely different...

6:54 PM  
Anonymous michelle said...

Don't care for Mars Volta, but it seems like everytime I get bored and play around with pandora, it suggests them to me. That program makes no sense...

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My disappointment with Frances the Mute after all the hype was what made me stop trusting critics' opinions. I read some of them for info and, if they're really good writers, amusement. But I'm listening for myself before I buy ever since getting burned by the Mars Volta hype.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mars Volta drive me fucking crazy- I wish those two would stop already.

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the singer sounds like brad delp and bjork had a daughter.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say the same thing about Polyphonic Spree. ugh, how revoltingly childish and devoid of any real musical worth. to me, mars volta and polyphonic are equally as crappy and annoying.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say the same thing about Polyphonic Spree. ugh, how revoltingly childish and devoid of any real musical worth. to me, mars volta and polyphonic are equally as crappy and annoying.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

michelle, in pandora, if you say thumbs down to an artist twice, it will never play them again.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Last FM better than Pandora

3:02 AM  
Anonymous mc said...

Coheed and WHO???

4:13 PM  
Blogger Joseph B. said...

I personally love The Mars Volta. While "Amputechture" seems like the B side to "Frances the Mute", it still packs some punch. I came to The Mars Volta fairly late. I was a marginal fan of At the Drive In and owned two of their albums. A friend loaned me a copy of The Mars Volta's EP entitled "Tremulant" and I was hooked ( not knowing they were formed from the remnants of AtDI). "De-Loused" is probably my favorite of theirs, but I love getting lost in the ambience of "Frances the Mute". I can certainly understand the hatred of them though. For me, they're one of the most exciting bands to listen to lately (well next to The Twilight Singers!)

12:19 AM  

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