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is lateralus their best album?ive just ordered it
still amazing after 7(?) years of fairly constant listening (well every few months anyway)
best track? i reckon 'Lateralus'. THAT riff at the beginning ! :O
i remember that video being on mtv2 for ages.was it called schism?well anyway i loved that song so i thought id treat myself.is 10,000 days good as well?AEnima shall be bought next month
but what i find with it is that it tends to tread a very similar path to Lateralus. Which is fine - it's a good path to tread, but when AEnima came out it sounded different to Undertow and when Lateralus came out it sounded different to AEnima, so i was expecting a bigger departure from 10,000 Days which is perhaps what led me to being a little disappointed with it
lateralus is good, exceptional in fact, but its not as good as aenima, that is a marsterpiece if you ask me
Here, have a trophy
You'd be gutted if everyone said "nah it's shit compared to (insert Tool album name).
Where did you get it from? How much? I've considered exploring Tool.
Tool are spectacular. Any of their purchases are good, but Lateralus and AEnima are the two top titties
from reviews and stuff but i thought id see just HOW hood it was compared to the others :)
Though it's just recently been beaten into 2nd place on my 'FAVOURITE METAL ALBUMS LIST' by Calculating Infinity, which i only discovered a couple of months back.
is by Dillinger Escape Plan, in case you didn't know. Give it a shot.
I only bought it because I liked the artwork, then took it to Spain with me, and it soundtracked my week there perfectly. Actually that's a lie, I spent my week by the pool or playing air hockey and getting electric shocks. Still, it's a great album.
What do people think of 10,000 days? I bought it ages ago but I don't think I've ever listened to it.
but it grew on me slightly. it seemed to me to take a step back in intelligence and just pandered to obvious rhythm change and much more simplistic dynamics and progressions.. havent heard it for a while though.
but next pay day :)
so shut up and leave people to their own devices. Personally, i agree with you, but p_o_r isn't wrong, merely not in agreeance.
basically you are right i was stating my opinion, but i actually am correct over this.
it's nothing like saying the bends is better than ok computer
neither of those albums were anywhere near as ground breaking nor different nor influential as ok computer.
The thing with Tool is they often have a good 4 minute song and pad it out with a load of boring shite! Sometimes it's entirely boring shite too. Vicarious on the newest album would be good if it didn't have that dull 3 minute retread of the intro bit halfway through.
don't disrespect my englishes
buying tool albums after aenima, which i do like a lot. that and undertow too. (the videos for those songs are amazing)
perhaps i'll get lateralus.
but 10,000days is not essential.
Listen to Stinkfist,Hooker With A Penis and title track for proof.
10,000 days was a bit disappointing, apart from the 3d artwork which is incredible. i think they put more effort into that than the album
A awful, forgettable album.
Lateralus is ace though. There's some great drumming particularly!
Aenima is still the one I always go back to. It's full of energy and has the humour that Lateralus doesn't and that was handled so poorly on 10,000 Days. Plus Aenima was like a Bill Hicks concept album which is never bad idea!
i love it when bands put the effort in.are they touring any time soon/next 2 years ish?
and the latest tour was £28.50.
it was £10 in 2001
then £25 in 2007, then £28.50 later that year.
Well chuffed i got to see them before i had to shell out that sort of cash.
just makes me feel so much more content than Aenima. Far more of a journey than anything else they've produced.
10,000 Days... I've probably only listened to that a few times. Doesn't really grip me at all. Shame.
the order of qualitay is;
Aenima - slightly disjointed i must admit, but it does contain Pushit, Aenima, Hooker witha penis, Eulogy, 46&2 and these are great great songs
10,000 Days again suffers slightly from being disjointed but has some of their most accessible melodies and maynard's voice is the shiznizzle (said snoop)
Then Lateralus a fantastic journey and a geeat mid period for Tool sits nicely between aenima and 10'000 days, the album meanders a little bit, but it is very infectious
Opiate, their first EP, more rock than anything else they have done, think rage against the machine without the squeely rapper!!
and last but not least Undertow which has their pop hit Sober!! patchy album, with some poor production which hampers the listening and makes it difficult to play it in a club next to the high production sheen of contemporary rock n roll YO
but this is one persons opinion remember that a mind is a terrible thing to taste
is my fave, but i haven't got lateralus.
i do have 10,000 days though which is, well. Not as good as Aenima.
but aenima is an awesome album
the Opiate EP really sound like rage without the rap? Can someone second the opinion?
I've not heard it, just interested.
It's not as technically structured as their later stuff, but that sure doesn't make it comparible to Rage.
I do love Maynard on one of the live tracks saying "somebody get that Bob Marley motherfucker wannabe out of here"
cool. i thought that would be quite a major difference in sound to go from Tool songs to Rage-esque songs. Well I love both bands so no matter.
don't expect your jaw to hit the ground.