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Frances The Mute (album) by The Mars Volta 

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Frances The Mute
Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta (2005)
Release date: 2005-02-21
Overall rank: 635th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 344 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 2005 (12th)
Top albums of the 2000s (117th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (635th)

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The Mars Volta bestography

Frances The Mute is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by The Mars Volta on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Mars Volta is De-Loused In The Comatorium which is ranked number 367 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,286.

The Mars Volta album bestography « Higher ranked (367th) This album (635th) Lower ranked (2,251st) »
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 344 votes)
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90/100
From stefano 11/27/2017 07:31
More difficult than the previous but much more ambitious.Every "track" is an album per se itself.Very technical musicians!
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From souplipton 07/17/2016 04:17
Frances the Mute is a step back from their previous album, but is still one The Mars Volta's best albums. The albums meanders at times, but there is a lot of good content in these tracks.
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From FourMinerz 04/09/2016 14:45
The Mars Volta has proven throughout the 2000s that they're one of the greatest bands ever, and this album is possibly their greatest achievement. The 13+ minute long songs are never boring for one moment because of their epic guitar solos, eerie experimental sounds, and rapid-fire drums. While it isn't the most accessible album (the last song is 30 minutes long!) it's a must listen for any audiophile.
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95/100
From pannkakesangen 04/25/2015 20:55
This album is fucking incredible. So full of ideas and almost every idea is fucking great and executed perfectly. Cassandra Gemini is a top 10 all time favorite for me. Cygnus Vismund Cygnus is a masterpiece aswell.

The widow and Lvia are both incredibly cheesy but in the most enjoyable way. Not in the cringeworthy way but in the awesome way. Miranda drags a bit so I cant give this album a 100 but its damn close.
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80/100
From Deckiller 08/30/2012 04:06
There's some great tracks on this album, especially L'Via and The Widow.
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From rkjones10 07/05/2012 19:53
The perfect follow up to De-Loused.
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From cartoken 02/20/2011 17:45
this album blew completely my mind, one of the greatest progressive rock work ever ! a masterpiece.
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From ryanmg1985 12/04/2009 15:10
I am a huge mars volta fan, while i don't think this is their best work, i would highly recoment this album. It is epic in scale, and more progressive than their first. Incredibly catchy grooves on cignus, jawdropping guitar solos throughout, one of the most creative and infuential bands of our time.
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From pawelzietek 12/27/2008 06:48
I fully agree with Elston...
This album needs much more time to grow than previous release but when you finally get into it's way better...
VERY satisfying CD...
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From Elston 04/18/2008 23:45
With the exception of some very unique very strange very alienated sounding guitar solo's from Omar Rodriquez, this is progressive rock at it's finest. I have no idea what Rodriguez is trying to communicate with his guitar fills on Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus, they get quite a bit better on the Widow, and thankfully Frusciante and a Salsa pianist lay down something catchy on L'Via, where Salsa meets the nightmare music and lyrics of the Mars Volta. As a composer, arranger, and a producer Rodriguez is a brilliant young man and he turns the band's 2nd album into something that you want to visit again and again to discover it's many layers. Cedric Bixler-Zavala's voice has never sounded more emotional and less annoying and his lyrics are simply chilling and mystifying. Frances the Mute excels in many areas, making it an all-around best ever album.
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