TOOL: 10,000 Days 10/10
true, it has been in develop since 2010 and i like the longer development times they have.. Produces always an awesome ALBUM
most likely... But perfection is not obtained from lack of it
Didn't it take like 6 years or something crazy like that to do 10000 Days? Seems like I remember hearing this. I could be way off though.
yep it took around 6 years or slightly longer... But they like the long process i guess.
I am happy to wait until next year to get my hands on the new album
Tool's wikipedia will give you a full Album cap history. Here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tool_discography
If you want to learn more
This is an awesome live performance of SODER
Review: Wax covers a variety of topics on this album, from drugs to relationships to the usual braggadocios lyricism, and he tackles these subjects with both solemnity and humor. Some of his funnier songs are absolutely riotous, especially the incredibly NSFW raunchfest "She Used to Be Mine," in which Wax paints a very vivid picture cheating ex-girlfriend and what he thinks she might be up to. It's an album with very versatile productions that replicate a ton of different genres as well as very solid wordplay.
Sample: "Feels Good" , "Lewis and Clark"
Title: No Love Lost
Artist: Joe Budden
Review: I liked Joe Budden's mixtape A Loose Quarter, but this album reeks of a corporate moneymaking agenda. It's not awful, but it's so generic, from the beats to the subject matter to the features on most of the songs. Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9 offer up some decent verses, but most of this album is forgettable. I will say though, "Runaway" and "No Love Lost (Outro)" are pretty solid.
Sample: "Runaway" , "Top of the World"
Title: The Man Who Died in His Boat
Review: It's not something that can be jammed out to, but it's a very soothing collection of ambient music tracks that wash over the listener without requiring much focus or attention from them.
I don't want to rain on anybodys parade because i know there are a ton of tool fans on here, but honestly i find their music wanting. Everybody says how deep they are but really all of their songs are just dime story philosophy and peace studies 101. the themes that they present are freshman level at best. Now you can appreciate the music for what it is because there is no band that can replicate their sound, but its not cryptic or profound.
Maynard hasn't worked at all on the upcoming Tool album. He's been more involved with his wine company and Puscifer. The other members have been writing for some time now and they feel they're over halfway done.
However, it's the music that matters most, and as you said, they're a unique band.
I only heard stuff from the first album. I'll give some of the second a listen.
Title: Truly Yours (EP)
Artist: J. Cole
Review: It only has five songs, but Truly Yours is a perfectly-paced EP with deep lyricism and very natural-sounding production.
Sample: "Can I Holla At Ya"
Title: Cole World: The Sideline Story
Artist: J. Cole
Review: Some songs are pretty typical for a more commercial rapper, but J. Cole brings a unique energy and lyricism to even the more generic of subject matters, and when he puts his heart into a song, it can become pretty poignant. "Lost Ones" in particular is a powerful track about abortion, a topic you don't see rappers touching very much.
Sample: "Lost Ones"
Title: Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
Artist: Brother Ali
Review: Brother Ali brings his usual blend of personal and politically-charged lyrics over some pretty heavy beats. It's as good as any Brother Ali album, which is to say, it's a great album.
Sample: "Stop the Press"