who will agree that aenima is the best tool album?
Posted on Jul 04, 2007 01:51 am
Member Since: Jan 18, 2003
i need to know that i',m not alone in this
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Jul 04, 2007 01:55 am your are not alone...although it is my belief that that there are multiple 'greatest albums'...
but yeah, Aenima is an instant classic to be looked back on and studied by as many people as possible.
my bad, i didn't see you said 'best tool album'
as for tool, yes that is my personal favorite.
Jul 04, 2007 04:01 am ah, excellent. why?
Jul 04, 2007 11:43 am the dynamics! that album gets as loud as any other...but the quiet parts make them seem even louder. i forget the chick's name that mastered it but she's f'n awesome. *edit* Bob Ludwig mastered it *edit* it's in Bob Katz's honor roll for great dynamics. www.digido.com/misc-content/honor-roll.html
second, i think the lyrics are some of Maynard's best....lots of introspection, and preaching about how everyone is and how stupid the world is...it's full of love and disgust at the same time.
third, although it's not any one members 'most ambitious' playing, nobody overplays...danny's **** locks right with everyone to a point where not any one person in the band is 'showboating'...i think they all were in their prime.
and if you put on headphones on in the dark, you can get lost in some of the longer tracks. lets see pappa roach do that!
Jul 04, 2007 12:01 pm although, on the DVD box set, they have live versions of Push it and Third Eye that are BETTER than the album version! at least in my opinion...definitely Push it. if you havn't heard them, you're really missing out on a Tool gem. the box set is worth the price for these two live tracks alone. and i'm talkin' about the ones on the audio cd that comes with the DVD.
have you heard it before?
Jul 04, 2007 04:17 pm no i haven't but great call on the recording AND on the lyrics. i think the lyrics of aenima are important! i mean, from the moment i saw that album cover i was like 'what the hell kind of rock album is this?' and it turned out to be funny, all the way through. humor in rock music is always good if it's edgy and subtle. nevermind was also a funny album in a way. aenima is original and thematic and focused lyrically.
i always thought the songwriting was better too, as a result of those all important 'chord moments.' just a chord, here and there, in every song, that the song revolved around. a touch of harmony. a way to be tool while also being songwriters. everything they did after this album seems like it's mostly all just riffs strung together.
Jul 04, 2007 05:16 pm omg....dude i don't care if you gotta steal an mp3 of the audio cd of the dvd box set, you're missing out on two of the BEST tool performances EVER....it's mandatory! search for push it, and third eye live!!! no joke, you're missing out.
Jul 04, 2007 05:32 pm hmm maybe, but i am not so into tool. aenima was the album of summer, 1997, along with ok computer and daydream nation, for me. i was very into those albums then, but i think i may have exhausted my interest in those musics! you know how it goes...
right now i'm exploring the new danzig album (the lost tracks of danzig) and the new manson album (eat me, drink me) which i think might be comparable to antichrist and mechanical animals. it's pretty tight. most of the songs are good, in a different way. peeps should check out 'the evidence' from that album. good thing i've got a new danzig album for the fourth. danzig goes with both halloween and the 4th for me, for some reason.
Jul 04, 2007 11:36 pm well, fan or not, both of the songs i was talkin' about are on aenima and both are better than the album version....as your attorney i advise you to seek them out.
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Jul 05, 2007 11:02 am For some reason I had difficulty getting too into Aenima. I loved Undertow (a lot has to do with where I was in my life...), but Aenima seemed to be a little less 'groovy.'
Since: Jun 24, 2004
Personal thing, I guess.
I do love the way Tool keep reinventing what they do. I do with they'd have reined in that compressor on 10,000 days.
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Jul 05, 2007 09:36 pm Well honestly I like all of Tools albums so far. But I will agree that Aenima is probably their best work to date. Mainly as the 10,000 days CD was somewhat butchered sound wise. But it will probably stand as their best work as a group.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Jul 05, 2007 09:46 pm PRY-ing-o-PEN-my-third-EYE-
noize have you heard the tracks i'm talkin' about? (if not ask Tuna)
both are over 10 mins of pure neck-hair raising joy.
Jul 05, 2007 11:27 pm I love all of the Tool albums but I listen to aenima the most. Yes whosyourdaddy00 those live tracks are some of the best ever recorded. Extremely intense. I thought Maynard was going to explode at times. Not too many people agree with me on this one but I loved their version of No Quarter too. I think they are one of the only bands that could pull off that creepy Zeppelin jam style.
Jul 06, 2007 03:25 am i got a feelin', it's just a dirty black summer
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Jul 09, 2007 10:26 pm WYD, I'm the one who turned Tuna onto Tool. I was listening to them before they ever made the radio. I don't remember who turned me onto them, but the stuff wasn't even available here at the time. I had to search it out and have it ordered.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
And yes, I have heard them. And I do agree that those tww tracks are probably two of the best performances ever done live by Tool.
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Jul 10, 2007 09:04 am Awesome show last night in Hamilton, Ontario.
Since: May 30, 2002
Adam kicked it off by playing the main riff from "A Passage to Bangkok" a few times, and later, they played "Flood" with a Kid's in the hall tune dropped in the middle of it.
Sound was a bit muddy but they played fantastic and the extended bits were really great.
I guess I'll also go with Ænima as being my favourite (I'm listening to it right now actually) but it's awfully hard to pick between Ænima and Lateralus for me.
Ooooh, 3rd eye just came on, gotta go, got some prying to do.
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