30 Seconds To Mars

August 27, 2002 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: August 27, 2002
  • Release Date: August 27, 2002
  • Label: Immortal
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Immortal Records LLCThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2002 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 53:07
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  • ASIN: B000TEMS3O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,378 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Christian Zimmerman on February 27, 2003
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After years of study scientist were astonished to discover a new breed of entertainer: the actor turned musician that doesn't stink to high heaven.
30 Seconds To Mars is the project of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jared Leto (the guy with the cornrows in Panic Room) and his brother Shannon, who provides the drums. Their self-titled debut album is quite impressive, exceeding expectations not only by the standards of thespian vanity projects, but also those of modern rock in general.
Musically, 30STM draw a heavy influence from classic prog rock bands like Pink Floyd, but the Letos have thrown in a healthy dose of synth-rock in the vein of Deadsy (whose synth player, Dr. Nner, contributes his skill to the opening track). Lyrically, they are even closer to prog, with songs that on the surface are about living in space, but have an underlying message that can be interpreted in many different ways, depending on the listener (a quality that Jared admits is intentional). If you're looking for something different, you've definately found it.
One thing's for sure: these guys DEFINITELY aren't Dogstar.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Locke Scholar 815 on August 8, 2006
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30 Seconds to Mars are something of an anomaly on several levels. First of all is the matter of their frontman, one Jared Leto, who accomplishes a nearly impossible feat in that he is both an actor and musician, and exceeds in both fields. This is not entirely unheard of, since one need not look any further than William Shatner to find proof that this sort of thing is possible (a-cough). But anyway, the band also stands out (note the use of the word band - this is not simply an outfit for Leto to sell his face to the public) in that on this, their debut album, everything sounds surprisingly well-crafted. That is not to say that it's a perfect album - it has its flaws, primary among them the fact that the creative songwriting runs out of steam for roughly a third of the album. Also irritating is the "concept" behind the record. Now I've nothing against concept albums, but when a band tries so blatantly to be thought-provoking and cryptic it ends up sounding rather pretentious and ultimately quite silly. Despite this, at certain points the lyrics actually come close to the lofty intelligence they crave, as on the songs "Edge of the Earth," "Fallen," and "End of the Beginning." Musically, the majority of this album is pretty average hard rock, though with some spacey technical influences and metal sensibilities thrown in for good measure. Highlights are "Fallen" (which features a pretty simple yet memorable drum beginning and a nice atmospheric feel for the verses, and builds to an almost alt. metal-sounding chorus), "Oblivion" (a rather addictive piece ridden with cliches but still rather well-orchestrated), the radio-friendly "Welcome to the Universe," and my personal favorite, "Echelon," complete with almost darkly romantic overtones and an epic chorus.Read more ›
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mirai on February 11, 2006
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Alright, Jared Leto is the frontman of this band. You know what that means, right? Right. Start laughing. Now listen to the first 2 tracks or so, and then promptly stop your laughing, because if you have any shred of musical taste you'll realize this band is much, much, more than just an actor's way of idling his time when he's not in a movie. Actually, I found this band when I was very much into the industrial sound. Also, I had no idea of who Jared Leto was at the time. 30 Seconds to Mars has geniunely good music to offer and a much needed injection of originality in the mundane world of mainstream rock that we are experiencing today. The album throws you against a wall with a double team of 'Capricorn' and 'Edge of the Earth' and from there, takes you in all directions from the trippy 'Buddha For Mary' to 'Echelon', which should captivate listeners with its vivid imagery and powerful chorus.

However, that isn't to say that this is a perfect album. The theme, while interesting, will lose your attention in certain points. But, while this album falters, it will regain its former energy and bring right back into the world they're trying to create. This minor flaw is even more forgivable because their second album, 'A Beautiful Lie' remedies the problem by bringing 30 Seconds to Mars back to Earth for a time, showing true versatility by varying the themes of their sound, and even successfully covering the song 'Hunter' (Originally written by Bjork.) So aside from these minor issues, this is a SOLID album and is well worth your time and your money. In conclusion, I give it 4 Stars, but only because I can't give it 4.5.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chris Buescher on May 1, 2005
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I remember when I first saw the video for capricorn, and thought it was good, but didn't hear anything about the group afterwards and essentially forgot about them. Then by chance I saw the album when it was released and decided on a whim to pick it up. Back then I was greatly impressed and it became one of my favorite albums. As time went by, my musical preferences changed. While I still liked some of the music I enjoyed from that time, I didn't listen to most of it. However, at a party last night, I was talking with someone about music and prog-rock came up, and I sugested this band remembering how good they were. I then decided to give the album another listen, and even after all this time, I am still Impressed (and believe me, that is not easy at all).

The production value alone is great, but with as many corporatly created and packaged bands circulating around currently, that is not in itself astonishing. What is though, is the bands sound. While you can see some consistancy from song to song, they do alter things quite a bit to maintain the listeners interest. This consistancy, something that with most bands can become monotonous is a feature that makes TSTM even more interesting. It allows for a flow from song to song, this helps create an ambient universe for the listeners mind to wander through. Another concept of the music which greatly intriuges me is the layering of the music (an obviouse must for any true prog-rock band).
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