Best Songs from the Mars Volta's Noctourniquet

kempokid
Noctourniquet is the sixth and final studio album by progressive rock band the Mars Volta.

The Top Ten

1 In Absentia

While it starts off a bit slow, the way it transforms into such a beautiful song quickly bumps it up to one of my absolute favourite songs on the album. - kempokid

2 Zed and Two Naughts

Another highlight of the album, ultimately putting TMV's success rate with album closers at 5/6. The reason I love this one has everything to do with the excellent chorus and general power the song has. - kempokid

3 Aegis

I find this song to sound very similar to a Radiohead or Muse song, with an emphasis on the piano in the background. Cedric's vocals are almost the best I've ever heard from him as well. The second half of the song when the guitars properly kick in is absolutely amazing. - kempokid

4 Dyslexicon

Nothing about this song sits quite right, but that's why I love it so much, nothing should work, yet almost everything does, the creepy high singing and the off pitch, spoken chorus add to the charm of this song. - kempokid

5 The Malkin Jewel

The bass is so good here, and are definitely the highlight of the song. I feel like the chorus is extremely emotional as well, as I can clearly feel the anger behind it. - kempokid

6 The Whip Hand

An extremely eerie song with some chilling vocals. Despite being the first track on the album, it sounds as if it's the end of the world and they've lost all sense of sanity. My only issue is the ear piercing nature of those synths, although after a few listens, they become less jarring. - kempokid

7 Noctourniquet

This is really good song in general, a couple of nice transitions and a nice balance of loud and soft elements. - kempokid

8 Trinkets Pale of Moon

Definitely the best pure ballad of the album, as it's a nice balance between too uneventful and too chaotic, providing some nice, almost industrial sounds in the background while singing so softly. - kempokid

9 Imago

Another ballad, albeit a more normal one. It really shows how great Cedric can be, as the vocals are of extremely high quality. - kempokid

10 Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound

Oh, what a surprise, another TMV ballad that is highly atypical due to use of rough background noise and fast, energetic drumming. I like this song a lot, but there's no denying that their ballads usually become that. - kempokid

The Contenders

11 Molochwalker
BAdd New Item
P