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Best Tool Album?

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Obtuse, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. affinityband

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    its fair to say tool are one of a kind. and i know alot of people hate tool, but personally they have always been rather amazing to me. Really consistent through the back catalogue and up until 10,000 days they had developed from album to album. 10k days jst seemed like lateralus.5 but not as good.
     
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    I'd say Lateralus is their best, but I actually enjoy APC more than Tool.
     
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    I'm not a huge tool fan, although I definitely didn't mind Lateralus and Undertow. The thing that really blew me away about them was their live performance. I don't think ANY other band can pull off a live performance like them. It puts you in a transe that doesn't stop until the end of the second encore. Really, no words to describe it.
     
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    I'm not a huge Tool fan but I still wouldn't be able to say which release is best. They all have their own unique dynamics that make them all really solid releases.
     
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    they're all tied for worst
     
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    fantastic band, fantastic album. though i dont see how they are related to tool?
     
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    though 10,000's is not as good as prior releases. 10,000 days the song (and wings) is definitly the best song tool has ever writen.
     
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    certainly comes off well live. Not sure which i prefer though, the grudge or 10K days
     
  10. Awake_In_Animosity

    Awake_In_Animosity Fearing a Blank Planet

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    Yeah because at 31 years of age I need to be different to some punk kids on the internet...:rolleyes:

    I got Opiate on cassette when it first came out and imo(if you don't mind) I think it is the second best release by the band.
     
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    Undertow and Ænima are ok, some good songs here and there but I've never found anything really special in them. I can't understand the love that some people have for Ænima, I've always found it to be very inconsistent. I tried to love it, it just didn't click. Although I've always thought Lateralus is fantastic; a lot better than the previous two imo. As for 10,000 days, I like it, but I can see why it wasn't very well received by fans. But Lateralus>>>10,000 days by a fair amount imo.
     
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    The first time I ever heard Aenima I thought it was boring drop d powerchord sludge and could barely make it to the end it was so long and tedious. I still am not a big fan although the song 46 & 2 is kind of good. Lateralus and 10,000 days are more interesting but neither comes close to APC's two lps imo.
     
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    Quoted for truth. Seeing those two songs performed live was probably the #1 greatest thing I've ever seen live.

    Otherwise, Lateralus is probably their best album.
     
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    I picked up Lateralus today, and all I have to say is wow. What an album.
     
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    1. Lateralus
    2. Undertow (how the fuck can you call yourself a tool fan without this album?)
    3. Aenima
    4. 10,000 Days
    5. Opiate (would be better with more songs, but its still fucking great)
     
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    Uh, because Tool is basically a dumbed-down version of The God Machine?
     
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    Nice Signature wankerness =)
     
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    What a fairly good album upon first impression. Finally, some modern rock music that doesn't come across as boring and vapid.

    How does their second album measure up?
     
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    I keep jumping back and forth between Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days as my favorite.

    Between Ænima and Lateralus, either would be a good choice to check out.
     
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