Best tool album?

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  1. Ryan Wenzel

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    I think AEnima is excellent but Lateralus surpasses AEnima musically and talent wise in my opinion.
     
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    that's fine and all, but "Undertow" is the answer to your question in the subject.
     
  3. Ryan Wenzel

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    Undertow is NOT the best tool album out there. It doesn't have as much genious or intelligance as AEniman or Lateralus. People think Undertow is the best because it's their "hardest" album out there. Who cares how hard rock it is it's about the music not about who can play the loudest and make you mosh to every damn song.
     
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    you are correct Ryan, I stand corrected. I will like whatever record you tell me to like the best. Forgive me for responding to your post (ending in a question mark)with the wrong answer.
    ps. what are 'genious' or 'intelligance' [​IMG]
     
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    Jeesh Ryan, you asked for opinions....
    Lateralus is an excellent album but not the best. Aenima is an exploration of musical structures and emotions. Lateralus is as well, even moreso. However, Aenima is tighter and more effective, IMO.
    BTW, I still hold Undertow as my personal favorite. My introduction to Tool. I couldn't disagree more with your assessment that Undertow is relegated to the status of:
    "People think Undertow is the best because it's their "hardest" album out there.".
    Please. Undertow was very well written and performed. It's GOOD music. Just because the more recent albums are better, RELATIVE to Undertow, doesn't mean that Undertow is an excercise in loud noise.
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    Oh Vince, I remember your comments from that thread. I knew you'd show up here [​IMG]
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    BTW-
    I just realized I've been bitching about this record since it was released
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    All of the Tool albums are amazing. Each one has a different tone and feel to it. That is one of the things that I love about them. They dont stay in the same place and get dry and stale like so many other bands do. That is why they are one of the very few bands left from the early 90's still going stronger than ever.
    What is their best album? That is really an answer I cannot answer because each album is so different from the previous one, its almost impossible for me to pick my favorite.
    I remember saying to myself during the "Aenima" years "how in the blue hell are they going to top this album" Well I should have never doubted Maynard, Danny, Justin or Adam because they have put out a true masterpiece with Lateralus. (yes Vince I love this CD, hard to believe huh)
    All hail Maynard, the long winded King! [​IMG]
     
  12. Ryan Wenzel

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    Me being the major tool fan I do love undertow I never said I didn't. But c'mon you gotta admit that AEnima and Lateralus are genious albums that put more time and effort for thinking than Undertow. I'm sorry if I was sounding like an ass over the whole opinion thing that's just the way i talk. I saw tool live a month ago and it was the greatest concert ever. They played alot of songs off Lateralus but the only older song they played is opiate. Anyways Undertow is a great album, i'm a musician myself and I think that's why I like Lateralus the best.
     
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