The album bleeds away anything you could call indie, rock ‘n’ roll, or disco and makes Kyp Malone sound more vulnerable and exposed.
Hayden Thorpe and his three bandmates may be the most elegant sounding wild beasts in pop music.
Octahedron is something of a new beginning for the Mars Volta.
If Dark Night were created 20 years ago under the same circumstances, it may have never reached a single pair of ears.
Bitte Orca is every bit Merriweather Post Pavilion’s equal in terms of navigating uncharted sonic territory.