This Is War The surprise chart success of 2005's A Beautiful Lie granted 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto's wish to be taken seriously as a rocker.… This Is War The surprise chart success of 2005's A Beautiful Lie granted 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto's wish to be taken seriously as a rocker.… 2009-12-08 30 Seconds To Mars Rock
Music Review

This Is War (2009)

30 Seconds To Mars, This Is War | NOW LEAVING ORBIT 30 Seconds to Mars
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NOW LEAVING ORBIT 30 Seconds to Mars
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Dec 08, 2009; Lead Performance: 30 Seconds To Mars; Genre: Rock

The surprise chart success of 2005's A Beautiful Lie granted 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto's wish to be taken seriously as a rocker. And ''serious'' is definitely the word to describe the aging heartthrob's return. On the unashamedly epic This Is War, Leto doesn't just shoot for the moon, he practically colonizes it, larding his proggy song suites with howling choruses, children's choirs, and the sexy whisperings of Frenchwomen. In Hollywood terms, consider it 2012: The Album. With so many pretty explosions, why wonder what it all means? B-

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Originally posted Dec 09, 2009 Published in issue #1081 Dec 18, 2009 Order article reprints
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