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CD Mars Volta - Noctourniquet (CD)

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Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The results send the band's usual tornado time signatures through some serious synth-and-gear grind..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "Their newest includes surprisingly sweet harmonies and dynamic choruses. But that's not to say they've gone pop -- NOCTOURNIQUET still packs enough sonic buzz saws to liquefy an ox." -- Grade: B+
Alternative Press (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala earns his MVP status as the psychic Sherpa negotiating the band's daring synergy of modern psychedelia, disorienting new wave and the tangled weaving of prog-rock and jazz-fusion idioms..."
Magnet (p.60) - "[T]here's no mistaking the deliberate return to character that's written all over the record from start to finish."
Billboard (p.28) - "Blending the directness of OCTAHEDRON with all sorts of whacked-out musicality and plenty of synthesizers, the act delivers one cascading ride after another..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.51) - "[S]ongs like the floating 'Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound' suggest this is their best record yet."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t is evident that guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's production emphasizes the addition of textured, skittering electronics while accentuating the polished melodic hooks..."
Disc 1
1. Whip Hand, The
2. Aegis
3. Dyslexicon
4. Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound
5. Malkin Jewel, The
6. Lapochka
7. In Absentia
8. Imago
9. Molochwalker
10. Trinkets Pale of Moon
11. Vedamalady
12. Noctourniquet
13. Zed and Two Naughts
Musical Style: Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Prog
Sub-Genre: Art-Rock/Experimental
Genre: Miscellaneous
Record label: Warner/Reprise/Maverick
Musical Artist: Mars Volta
Software Format: CD
Street Date: March 27, 2012
TCIN: 14038254
UPC: 093624951841
Item Number (DPCI): 244-23-5344
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