Well, my favourite Mars Volta album remains Frances the Mute. I don't think they could do any better. It is perfect. Amputechture is an awesome album, starting and finishing in slow motion, songs fused one into the other and constantly changing with no apparent song scheme. Some may critisize that but for me it works perfectly. Greatest songs-Tetragrammaton, Amputechture, Viscera Eyes, Day of the Bahomets. Asilos Magdalena is a nice song, a little bit out of context, but finishes on time just before making you skipping the rest of it. Great musicians, great songs,not as great as Frances the Mute (10 stars) though. But anyway, for me an excellent 5 star album.