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4.0 out of 5 stars I saw a blueprint, December 6, 2002
This review is from: Opiate (Audio CD)
I've had Opiate in my collection for some 4 years now and it really hasn't aged that badly in musical collection(despite my recent hard left turn in musical tastes). Sure it doesn't get spun as much say my Blur or Fugazi collection(to which I own all of their LP releases), but it still holds a special place. And maybe even a little more so then say AEnima or Lateralus, dispite the latter being far superiour albums.
What strikes me as different or even more accessible about Opiate over their later albums is that when their music was so much more straight forward. None of the self-absorbed song lengths or almost too uptight feel of those records can be heard here. No, on Opiate we get just straight ahead great rock with some budding talented musicianship. The songs feel so much more free form with out all the anal retention that comes from listening to Lateralus(one the main reason I don't listen to that album that much). And even more uncharacteristic of their later records, Tool even shows a sense of humor(the opening to the two live tracks not to mention the hidden track at the end of Opiate).
Opiate is best discribed as a blueprint of what Tool would later develope to become one of rock's most respect mainstream acts. But rather than feeling like a stepping stone, Opiate still has enough punch to it that it can stand on its own with out the help of Tool's namesake. Opiate is just good music, bar none.
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