Frances The Mute (album) by The Mars Volta

Frances The Mute
Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-02-21
Overall rank: 902nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 374 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2005 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (154th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (902nd)
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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 462 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,115.

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90/100
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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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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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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From 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 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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