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Emotive [Explicit Lyrics]

A Perfect CircleAudio CD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (442 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 2, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B000641ZIQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (442 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,252 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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November 2nd, coinciding with the Presidential election, APC will be releasing a collection of songs about WAR, PEACE, LOVE AND GREED, entitled eMOTIVe. eMOTIVe features new material and songs like "Imagine" by John Lennon, "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye, "Let's Have A War" by FEAR.

Maynard James Keenan is known for venting his personal angst through the abstract metal of his former band Tool and the poisoned art rock of his current outfit A Perfect Circle. On the group's third full-length release, however, the songwriter drops the high drama and gets blunt: War is bad. Politicians are evil. The world is doomed. To support his case he delivers a handful of politically charged originals and unusual Eastern-influenced covers of crusty anti-war anthems like John Lennon's "Imagine" and Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." You could never accuse Keenan of being predictable. --Aidin Vaziri

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51 of 63 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good--depressing, but good February 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Nowadays, if you're a celebrity, there are really two ways you can protest a war or government. You can either do what one Fred Durst did, and make a holy fool of yourself by grabbing the mic at an awards show and saying to the crowd "I hope we're all in agreeance that this war should go away"; or plan b) you can make a protest album. Maynard James Keenan and his side project, A Perfect Circle, have a little intelligence on their side, so they chose the latter option. "Emotive," APC's third release, is a protest/covers album; it covers everything from John Lennon ("Imagine") to Depeche Mode ("People Are People") to Black Flag ("Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie"). Plus, there are two original songs (tracks which aren't covers). Track five, "Passive," is actually a remake of a song written by Keenan and Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, and "Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums" (catchy title, huh?) is, contrary to popular belief, not a remix of the song "Pet" (which appeared on A Perfect Circle's last album, "13th Step"). Rather, this song is a continuation/second part of "Pet."

Some fans think that "Emotive" isn't an anti-war album, because of comments made by Maynard before the album's release. But, with lyrics like "war is not the answer" (in "What's Going On," a song originally done by Marvin Gaye), it's hard to believe there isn't an underlying political or anti-war message, here.

Almost every song on here is moving and touching. "Emotive," as a whole, is very depressing, but it's also very pretty. Plus, some of the songs (like "Imagine" and "Passive") are even kind of catchy.

The album begins with "Annihilation," which has very creepy, almost bonechilling whispers about power. The next song, "Imagine," is the single.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Give it a chance people November 3, 2004
Format:Audio CD
As I looked at the other reviews (poor reviews mostly) I decided to go back and look at reviews from the last two albums. The lesser reviews on this album criticize that the last two albums were way better than this once and that people would soon be reaching for thirteenth step after going through this release. The reviews lesser reviews about thirteenth step noted that Mer de Noms was the better cd and thirteenth step was a waste of money. Going all the way back to Mer de Noms reviews, everyone compared the cd to tool and called it too mainstream. What I'm saying is that people that want to hear a specific sound or song over and over again get pissed when albums don't all sound the same. However, when they do sound the same people complain about the music being repatitious. As far as judging cover songs, some people don't want to hear the same song played the same way by different people and others do. This band chose to incorporate there own style into each cover and I think that is cool and creative. When you listen to this album don't think about Thirteenth Step, Mer de Noms, or Tool. Think about the creative and artistic touch this band put into some classic favorites. You may like it or you may not, but the band has held true to their style and beliefs here and I think the album is increadible. THINK FOR YOURSELF!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice try November 2, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Well it pains me to say this but this album is mediocre at best. The entire album is rushed and underproduced. I am a huge Maynard fan, and support anything he will do, but this album was either 1 of 2 things: 1. to get out of their contract on the bands part or 2. for the label to get rid of their contract. Either way, this album does not show the beauty of A Perfect Circle. I don't understand why Maynard only sings on half the tracks, and Billy sings the others. If you buy this album like I did, you are buying it for 3 things. The awesome cover, the ok cover of Imagine, and of course the best track on the album Passive (Vacant of the ill-fated Tapeworm project) which fans have wanted a studio version of for some time. With all that said, I did find track 3, Peace Love and Understanding to be very enjoyable.
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71 of 96 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The perfect CD for the Industrial Hippie November 3, 2004
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I bought this CD today just on the strength of APC's first two albums. And while I can't say it was a total waste, the album has its share of problems. Let me explain.

Two things will mark this album as different in the APC canon: it is political and it consists of mostly covers. Neither of these characteristics is inherently problematic in a CD, but they do both set limitations that can narrow its appeal. APC has already done some excellent covers ("The Nurse Who Loved Me" and "Love Song"), so it's not necessarily a bad idea to try a few more. The band's opinions (heavily suggested by the selection of songs even if you missed the peace symbol on the front) are actually irrelevant; what matters here is the quality of the music in the first place. And even if the ideas within are probably in sync with most APC listeners, the songs are overall a disappointment.

Consider first the original material. "Passive" is of course the result of Maynard's project with Trent Reznor, so naturally the expectations should be high. But both artists have done much better than this. It's not unbearable, just rather bland. There is also "Counting Bodies Like Sheep..." which is essentially a reworking of "Pet" from Thirteenth Step. Not bad, but it sounded better the first time around. (Strangely, it bears a much greater resemblance to NIN than "Passive." Call it subconscious plagiarism.)

Four of the covers succeed in reinventing their respective originals. "When the Levee Breaks" is particularly beautiful, a mellow but thought-provoking rainy day of a song. Its closing piano riff brings to mind Massive Attack's "Heat Miser," which even if derivative is not necessarily a bad thing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A very dark and powerful album
It's really an underrated album in my opinion. It's a very dark and powerful album (what else would you expect from A Perfect Circle). Read more
Published 1 month ago by msr-norwalk
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Harder than I thought it was going to be.
Published 2 months ago by maine_daisey
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, this band is out of steam
I had a copy of their first album back in 1999, and it had some interesting material- kinda dark sounding, but cool. Read more
Published 3 months ago by tdma_tester
4.0 out of 5 stars This album has some bad reviews, but I think its great
Sure, it might not exactly be an "A Perfect Circle" album since it mostly contains covers. Well, less so covers and more so reinterpretations. Read more
Published 7 months ago by M. H. Peterkin
3.0 out of 5 stars Overall good.
Description of how used the case and disc are isn't good. They were both VERY scratched up but still functions and plays music well so thats all that matters.
Published 7 months ago by J. Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Experimental Album by A Perfect Circle
Everyone is freaking out that this album isn't as glorious as APC's other release but guess what? It is. Read more
Published 8 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars a perfect circle
amazon has a lot of questions to answer, but I just wanted you to keep your high score cause that's how I pick who I buy from is their "diligence". thanks.
Published 9 months ago by JAMI DICKSON
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Circle Minion- I AM!
Counting Bodies like Sheep! I Love that F@#$ING Song! I play this song all the time before I punch in for Work! Great cd, all songs stand on their own! P.S. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mermaid
5.0 out of 5 stars A work of art! Fantastic covers album!
Maynard James Keenan is by far my favorite vocalist, and this album is definitely a reinforcement of that opinion for me. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Andrew
1.0 out of 5 stars Billy Howerdel is a Weasely Little Wimp.
I thought I was buying a Perfect Circle album, not Billy Howerdel's Ashes Divide precum. Ashes Divide is a joke by the way. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Scruff
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