by Kate Suters in New Music on Wednesday 30 January 2008

As the world’s New Year resolutions slide on down the proverbial gurgler, so does my simple yearning to start a rock band and change the world. After listening to the epic, intergalatic rock ‘n’ roll ramblings on The Mars Volta’s newbie, The Bedlam in Goliath, I reckon it’s best to leave that stuff to the experts. A torrent of guitars, dense vocals, and clipped beats, this is a stunning album, complete with mind-blowing artwork. [see also The Killers]

Listen to the Mars Volta track, Askepios.