in 2003 it was de-loused in the comatorium.
in 2005 it was fraces the mute.
now in 2006 we have amputechture.
if you like the previous albums from the mars volta, you are likely to love this one as well. if you have never heard the mars volta, do yourself a favor and take a chance on amputechture. there is nothing i can tell you that would do this album justice. everytime you think you have this band pegged, they throw another curve ball at you. they are not an easy band to listen to. they challenge you at every turn. you can't just have them on as background music. their songs demand that you pay attention. there is not one wasted note, lyric, or special effect. like a david lynch movie, the lyrics and ideas presented may not always make sense, but when the disc ends, you'll be glad you took this journey. soon, you'll be craving another trip.