Originally Posted by volume_3
This band are my favourite band in the whole world. I pre-ordered the album last week, and it said that it was on its way last thursday, so it should have come on Monday... it's still not here.
Im determined to wait, i dont want to download it.
I've heard Wax Simulacra, and i know the general feel of the album, and i think that although its more like De-loused than any of the others, it's still nothing like De-Loused.
if you already bought it why not just download it, you already paid for it.
As for Thomas Pridgen vs. Jon Theodore...
I agree with the general sentiment that John Theodore was a better drummer, but i disagree that Thomas Pridgen does not fit into the band. I think he has a different style that suits the constantly evolving band.
And I also think that if the marsvolta had put out another album that sounded like frances the mute or de-loused in the commatorium, people would have criticized them for being lazy and not expanding thier horizons. I think the best way to approach the new album is to listen to it as if you've never heard this band before. I had the same problem when I started really getting into Pink Floyd. The first Albums i listened to by floyd were The Wall, Darkside, and Animals. The next one i listened to was Umma Gumma. Needless to say i was confused. I couldn't see how the band that made umma gumma would go onto create some of the most beautiful music i had ever heard yet still created the cacophonus mess i was listening to. But when i tried listening to that album again with no expectations of what I thought the band should have recorded, i enjoyed it much more. All this to say that if you expect to hear a certain style or vibe from the Mars Volta you will undoubtedly be dissapointed, they are simply just too eclectic and progressive. Nothing that they put out will ever sound like thier previous releases. And I know this to be true because I own all of thier records and each of them has a totally different feel and vibe. Sorry for the ranting but the Mars Volta is one of my favs and I could talk for hours about them. ha