The Mars Volta has such a unique madness about them. I could sit here and try to describe exactly what is interesting and fantastic about 'Drunkship of Lanterns', but I fear I would only waste my time. It shifts and transforms itself in such a seamless manner that you barely notice when it sends itself off in a spastic tangent. In just over seven minutes it not only captures your attention, but keeps you guessing as to what comes next. Don't dismiss The Mars Volta as the pretentious band everybody makes them out to be, they're truly fantastic beneath all the hype.