Thirty Seconds to Mars

30 Seconds to Mars

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Influenced by artists as diverse as Pink Floyd, the Cure, and Björk, emo outfit 30 Seconds to Mars' 2002 self-titled debut is a highly ambitious space-themed concept album produced by Bob Ezrin (Lou Reed, Pink Floyd) and Brian Virtue (Jane's Addiction). Recorded in Los Angeles and featuring the singles "Capricorn (A Brand New Name)," and "Edge of the Earth," its 11 tracks are packed full of heavy, riff-laden guitars, prog metal beats, and Hollywood star Jared Leto's soaring vocals and sci-fi lyrics, making it one of the more convincing actor-turned-rock star efforts.

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