I was introduced to the mars volta lately by a friend of mine. I fell in love with their album, deloused in the comatorium, immediately. I came upon in/casino/out used for eight bucks at FYE and bought it. I have listened to this album again and again, and even though I have not heard another album of theirs, I get the feeling that this is their most honest, greatest release. You can just feel the energy, and passion flooding from this group like a ray of shining light in our currently hip hop obsessed world. In my opinion, rap may be on it's way to a downfall. The more people that hear atdi, and the mars volta, the more they will realize rap is really very silly. Just a bunch of silly people. This is one of the greatest albums I have ever listened to.