Best The Mars Volta Songs

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21 Teflon Teflon

The creepy, driving edge to this song paces along until the chorus, where an infectious hook goes round with the floor taken out. You're hopping on stones in a stream as a steady bass thumps beneath. But then when the bridge starts moving, the melody goes soaring, matched by octave-higher crooning, with the chords going around and gradually stepping ever higher, until the anthem reaches a climax in the final chorus. At last. And as if dripping, we fade into an eerie hum.

22 Son Et Lumiere Son Et Lumiere

On page 2 really!? One of their best

23 Concertina Concertina

Their best song should be higher!

Amazing power in guitar and voice.

24 The Whip Hand The Whip Hand
25 This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed

This is probably my favorite off of Deloused, albeit being the catchiest too.

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26 Metatron Metatron

Seriously, no one listened to this song?

27 Aegis Aegis V 1 Comment
28 Asilos Magdalena Asilos Magdalena

My favourite song, and that is not just because I'm latin American

29 Since We've Been Wrong Since We've Been Wrong
30 The Malkin Jewel The Malkin Jewel
31 Ilyena Ilyena

Awesome chorus, drums, and vocals. The guitar is funky and the song overall is well constructed, easily my favorite song by them.

No one can open a song like The Mars Volta

32 Vermicide Vermicide
33 Ouroborous Ouroborous
34 Agadez Agadez

Transitions are amazing. Great song, fast and full of energy.

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35 Soothsayer Soothsayer V 1 Comment
36 Molochwalker Molochwalker

An extremely underrated song, which also happens to be the song that got me into listening to TMV in the first place

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37 Desperate Graves Desperate Graves
38 The Bible and the Breathalyzer
39 Zed and Two Naughts Zed and Two Naughts

In my opinion, Zed and Two Naughts is possibly the best 'song' they've come up with in the last, oh, five or so years. Not since Cassandra have I heard a more compelling piece. The fact that it's at a wonderfully listenable length of less than six minutes is another treat. Noctourniquet is an amazing album.

40 In Absentia In Absentia

Can't believe I had to add this song. It starts noisy and chaotic and then gradually ascends into something beautiful

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