Best The Mars Volta Songs

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1Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus

This is a great pick for number 1. I think it sums up what this band was about. I really liked what they did with De-loused, this song (this album) took them to a completely different level. This is what I will remember whenever Mars Volta comes to mind.

It has every element of a Volta song. A nice melodic intro (that eventually comes full circle) that EXPLODES and becomes alive. Tempo changes, strange time signatures, English and Spanish lyrics. This is The Mars Volta. Great live song also.

Incredible guitar, Incredible bass, Brilliant vocals and it all works together to create the best mars volta song, but it's not so long that it makes you sick of it by the end.

You'd think that god came down from heaven to create a song like this. In actuality it's The Mars Volta.

Best songs.. but finishing is to annoying :S

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2Cassandra Gemini

All parts put together, this is their masterpiece, their epic, the song that the fans will always remember them by. Clocking at 32:32 is ridiculous.

How can someone make such a long track so perfectly, every part fits with the other and the progression for the last chorus is amazing, The Mars Volta is, definitely, one of the best progressive rock bands out there! Just listen to it all!

This song, is just insanely epic. This will blow minds for many years to come. Frances the Mute is a wild record. This bands is nuts

One of the best album closers of all time

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3Tetragrammaton

This is the one epic that I can really listen to on the run, most of the time I just have to sit down and truly listen to it, but this is an exception. This is easily one of the most complicated songs of all time

Learn to play it and you will truly realise how great (and surprisingly structured) this song is

Amazing song with heart gripping arpeggios and melodies that give off the feeling of a mayan sacrifice. The first few bars of the song just climb and climb up scale until the blissful b section calms the tone into a melodic chorus. A pure piece of art to the ears. The many movements and technical organizations of the sections come off as classical in nature. Tetragrammaton is like an indigenous, pyschadelic, and jazz infused chaos. The equivilant of a "psychadelic"symphony. Tetragrammaton is the psychadelic music scenes version of a classical piece.

4Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)

Intense, heart breaking and powerful. one of the best songs of this decade so far.

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5Cicatriz ESP

This song is just brilliant. They may have dragged out the ambient noises a little, but the ending makes up for that. My favorite song of all time by a large margin. I listen to it at least once a day.

The structure of this song reminds me of "push it" by Tool, I wish they shrunk the middle a little bit but fantastic ending and my favorite mars Volta song

Amazing song... With a great final. This is one of the great songs of the mars volta from de-loused album.
This guys have a good rock noise with a nice groove, riffts and something as I call rock with feeling.

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6Drunkship of Lanterns

Of all the best Mars Volta songs listed here this one is the greatest one especially those listed from ditc. Just as awesome a song as roulette dares or inertiatic esp. Rock solid jam with a good amount of madness. Definitely deserves to be on here!

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7Miranda, That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore

Awesome song! Now lets enjoy the sweet smells of their toothless canals!

Wow why so low? Now lets all eat some glass!

Oh man, one of the saddest Songs in Rock History. But also one of the bests. It�'s confusing why this is only at number 22. Maybe it will change with your help.

Killer song, Now lets obey the noose like we used to!

8Wax Simulacra

The most electrifying song I've ever heard

The drums m8
Gret use of time sig and experimental instruments

9The Widow

Not sure how this is not in the Top 5. Most commercially viable song.

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10Eriatarka

The beginning of this song just sends me to another world and really relaxes me. The part leading into the chorus always reminds me of the song, On the Brink - Coheed and Cambria, which is also great.

Fantastic use of tempo and dynamics with the contrast between the slow, melodic verse and the hectic chorus. Amazing drumming too.

Incredibly relaxing one second, speeding to another world the next. Pretty much sums up TMV and ditc

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11Day of The Baphomets

Here's a stony analogy for you: If the Led Zeppelin song is a sonic representation of what it feels like to actually be on a "stairway to heaven," then this is the real Highway to Hell.

12? On a top 10 list? Hell no. Any time I need a tremendous energy boost I jam out into this song. Come on, there's a bongo solo, that's not top 10 worthy?

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12Inertiatic ESP

Holy crap. I never stopped listening to this song. Its just perfect. I know it's their "single" and they're probably sick of playing it and cedric can't sing it, BUT if they started jamming to this song live, I would go absolutely nuts and start dancing like a madman. That's also why they wont let me back in golds gym, mars volta music gets me too pumped up

It's the most face melting song I've heard since one armed scissor.

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14L'Via L'Viaquez

This song is drugs, and I'm talking about great drugs.

the mix of the sultry, slow latin sounds and that guitar has me hooked. easily their best song.

This belongs in the top 5. It's musically perfect. Incredible solos and that scream into the smooth Spanish jam...

excelent performance of latin jazz, john fusiante is a genius.

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15Televators

What they should have sounded like more

This music really should be first. Do you hear the fantastic amount of sounds that this music contais? One of the best Mars Volta Musics ever made...

Pure poetry. Love the grace and emotion in this peice... Although same could be said for many other TMV songs...

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16Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt

I love this song, rather new to the mars volta, but I was always a fan of at the drive in, I always thought it was just the guitarist in the mars volta, anyways this song has a great feel to it, great beat...

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17Frances the Mute

Love this song. I love how they slow it down and build it up. It really paints a picture of the album's story providing great background for it.

Most people forget this song exist because it wasn't included on the album, however, the build up is incridible. The structure is extremely tension building. I highly reccomend listening to this, than going into the album. It makes Cygnus and the rest of the album even more amazing.

18Cotopaxi

It embodies every element of a perfect hard rock song. It's heavy, it's loud, it's incredibly catchy and you can listen to it on an infinite loop and never get bored of it.

19Goliath

The chorus is so awesome and catchy, and so it is the ending part. Brilliant solos ; should be in top 5

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20Viscera Eyes

It's the juxtaposition of two riff's I'd never have put togeather, perfect example of texture in TMV's work.

Bass line during the last three minutes is sweet

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1. Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus
2. Tetragrammaton
3. Wax Simulacra
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2. Miranda, That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore
3. Eriatarka
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