Frances The Mute (studio album) by The Mars Volta

Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-02-21
Overall rank: 841st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 407 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2005 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (136th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (841st)
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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 487 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,861.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.6.

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85/100
From 03/25/2021 18:56
Highlights: All of them.

and fume0dm, you're right.
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90/100
From 08/24/2020 19:08
Fuck Pitchfork.Just fuck it.
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From 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 02/12/2017 09:08
I prefer Deloused in the Comatorium and Ampuchechture, but this is still one addicting and crazy Prog Rock record.
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75/100
From 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 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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From 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 08/30/2012 04:06
There's some great tracks on this album, especially L'Via and The Widow.
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From 07/05/2012 19:53
The perfect follow up to De-Loused.
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From 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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