86 of 90 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: 10,000 Days (Audio CD)
Y'know, I can understand if some people don't quite get what this album is all about, or if they feel like they can't rock out to it like Aenima, or if they don't like more reflective vocals, or if they don't like long songs...or whatever gripes some folks might have.
But 1 star? 2 stars? Are you f'in kidding me? Folks, if you want simple four-minute rock songs, mashed together in Pro Tools, with lyrical content that your average 13-year-old girl can easily understand, Nickelback is --> that way. Please go there now.
This is f'in Tool. YEP, STILL TOOL. The songs are generally very heavy, both sonically and lyrically. In fact, tracks 1, 2, and 8 are some of the most skull-crushing stuff Tool has ever recorded. I guess the problem is that the lyrics are more thoughtful and reflective. Gee. Or maybe the problem is that the musicianship is more advanced. Gee. Or maybe the problem is that the guitar mix is more spacious and the vocals are pushed back a bit, creating a more balanced sound with much crisper bass response. Gee.
Rosetta Stoned is a masterpiece. Must be amazing live. I would say Tool is the Led Zeppelin of our time, except that Tool seems healthier (lifestyle-wise) and more musically capable right now than Zep ever was at their peak. Thanks Tool for an amazing new album. Now I'll step aside so the angsty "BOO HOO I WANTED ANOTHER AENIMA BOO HOO HOO" gripe-n-moan fest may resume.
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Initial post: Apr 14, 2009 11:05:58 AM PDT
Posted on May 15, 2012 10:42:08 AM PDT
W Izzy says:
You are utterly correct....Tool is the Led Zeppelin of our time. Thank God were young enough to enjoy them both. Thanks for the review
Posted on Jul 6, 2013 1:07:59 AM PDT
this is my favorite amazon comment so far.
Posted on Jul 14, 2013 5:40:35 PM PDT
Very well said!!!
Posted on Jul 28, 2013 5:38:00 PM PDT
S. Siouty says:
Where is your medal for preaching the truth?
Posted on Aug 14, 2013 2:14:53 PM PDT
Jay Namaste says:
Complete agree with every sentence of your review. And Rosetta Stoned is one of the best songs ever created!
Posted on Oct 16, 2013 6:37:00 PM PDT
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Posted on Dec 12, 2013 10:24:26 PM PST
J. Curtis says:
All accurate points. I compete in huge car shows and CES, and 10,000 days is what I use to challenge my competition and I always use Rosetta Stoned to dominate every show. The alien-sound that is produced from that tripped-out masterpiece destroys most vehicles that are <10,000 watts with regularity. No one really starts out aiming to master the crazy octaves and tuning they use to create their progressive alien metal. I DID. it causes me to destroy anyone in my range due to what songs like Rosetta demand of speakers and electrical function. Rosetta destroyed 14 mid-range drivers and 6 amps in the Rockford-Fosqate truck in one play!!! $500,000 system mutilated by the sound TOOL can produce in around the 2nd minute of play of Rosetta. TOOL TOOL TOOL!
Posted on Jan 14, 2016 7:12:36 AM PST
brian clark says:
zeppelin was awesome at their peak I agree with you but you do not dis led zeppelin man just don't
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