Tool
10,000 Days


4.5
superb

Review

by Generic Joshman USER (4 Reviews)
May 8th, 2006 | 19 replies | 6,634 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist


2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Allow me to start off by stating my background so you guys can get an idea of where this review is coming from. I suppose Iím a more recent Tool fan as apposed to some of the hardcore guys and gals from back in 92 when Opiate first hit the scene, but all the same I love this band more than anything.

Letís kick this review off shall we?
I'm going to be putting a score next to each song just so you can get my input a little bit better.

Vicarious(9/10): Being a tool fan I was excited as hell when I first heard this being played on my stereo. It had all the components of a good song; Great lyrics, great guitars and drums and an overall sound that just fit the mold for tool. Thereís something unusual about this song that just grabbed me and told me to sit down and listen to the rest of the album, I believe it happened when Maynard sang the following lyrics...
" Cause I need to watch things die... from a distance
Vicariously I live while the whole world dies
YOU ALL NEED IT TOO, DON'T LIE "
Really not much more can be said about this song, it just contains all the right stuff and is delivered without a hitch.

Jambi(9/10): Right when Vicarious ends tool unleashes another powerful explosion of music. The song starts off with a pretty generic grungy twang yet it takes a brief pause to allow Maynard to come in and spurt his voice out and make the song all that more enjoyable. This is a song you just want to crank up sit back and enjoy.

Wings For Marie(6/10): I really REALLY wished they had either stuck this to 10,000 days(creating it one with so it would be a 17 minute track) or totally abolished it. Its not that the song isn't good itís just that it tends to dim down one of the albums best tracks, 10,000 days. Again I canít say much about this one, itís got a pretty effective sound to it but the fact that it brings down 10,000 days makes it a miss.

10,000 Days(10/10): No question that this song is bar far one of the best, if not THE best, on the album. Thereís a very eerie vibe thatís given off of this song making it seem almost taboo. Maynardís spilling his guts out lyrically (about his mother) and he does it amazingly, the song has still had me thinking since I bought it last week and it continues to intrigue me.

The Pot(10/10): One of the overlooked songs on the album would be The Pot. The reasoning behind its large score would be the effectiveness of the beginning when MJK is singing with zero sound alterations or anything. It really reveals that the guy can sing, and when he does it he does it well. So the beginning is the hook, whatís later said and done in the song basically serves as a fine dessert of some sort. Solid song overall with basically no faults.

Lipan Conjuring(N/A): This is a filler, nothing can be said really about a filler but I shall make an attempt. Normally if this sort of thing would come across in any other album of mine Iíd definitely skip to the next track but for this one I leave it on. It almost gives you a sense that youíre witnessing a tribal ritual or something. I like it, but like I said, itís a filler and that sort of thing is somewhat unacceptable.

Lost Keys(8/10): this song is OK, although it acts much in the same way "Wings for Marie" acted. Itís meant to be a prep song for "Roseta Stoned" but since it only tallies in at 3:46 it can be labeled as a filler. Tool could have easily added it to the beginning of "Roseta Stoned" but they didn't, I sort of have mixed feelings about that one. Besides those complications the song has an interestingly peaceful sound to it, much in the same way a daze feels. I feel they captured how the guy that was abducted by aliens (I'm assuming he's Hofmann?) was feeling being in the hospital, interesting stuff.

Roseta Stoned(8/10): Well this is what Lost Keys built up for, if you've listened to the album you can tell that Lost Keys wasn't really necessary. In any case I like this song alot, very fresh from the rest of the album, very catchy. My only beef with this song are the bizarre lyrics. "*** the bed"? I'm hoping that has some sort of deeper meaning because those aren't Tool quality lyrics.

Intension(8/10): Ah, the much hated "Intension". Why do alot of Tool fans hate this song? I couldn't tell you. I believe it serves as well deserved break from the insanity of "Roseta Stoned". Maybe itís too soft or something for Tool fans but I like it all the same.

Right in Two(10/10): Superb. This song is excellent in every aspect. It truly reminds me of older Tool albums both by how it sounds and how Maynard speaks to us. I canít sum this up in a few sentences. All you need to know is that it mimics classic tool and it does it extremely well. I wish this song had ended the album but unfortunately it did not.

Viginti Tres(N/A): Another Filler, it serves as a peaceful ending to an excellent album. Not much to say about this one, thereís some wind going on and then a large groan. Simple but it works.


So there it is, 10,000 days in a nutshell according to somebody you've never met in your life. I'm not here to shove this in your face, Iím just here to express my opinions towards the album and hopefully help you guys build your own opinions on the album. The only problem with the album I can see is the assortment of the tracks. They put all their AAA stuff in the beginning and sort of left "Right in Two" to fend for itself. I want you all to go out and listen to the album if you haven't already, it does in fact take multiple listens to sink into your head (The myth is true!) So go do it, you wonít be disappointed. Viva La Tool.


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wikuk
May 9th 2006



1110 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

not a bad review but a bit uhm the same as the other reviews. not bad though.

Tarantino's Tarantulas
May 9th 2006



819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"the guy that was abducted by aliens (I'm assuming he's Hofmann?)"

I think Hofmann was some guy who dids lots of research into LSD - the reason the abducted/crazy character from this song & Rosetta Stoned lost his keys was cause he was tripping.

CharmlessMan
May 9th 2006



169 Comments


Is this some kind of record for the most reviews of the same album?
Good review though.


wikuk
May 9th 2006



1110 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no, dat will be probably something from system of a down: hypnotize or toxicity.

Med57
Moderator
May 9th 2006



1001 Comments


Please don't talk about how many reviews albums have. One of the purposes of the site is that people get to write reviews if they want to. If you've got nothing substantial to say beyond noting that it is indeed a review, then please, don't post in it.

Thinkerman
May 9th 2006



22 Comments


I love this cd, I love this review.This Message Edited On 05.09.06

sixouncesinger
May 9th 2006



1 Comments


just a quick note.. great review by the way.. amazing album as well... but someone posted that maynards mother is still alive.. she isnt. she passed away in June/03. IN FACT.. the following lyric from the song 10,000 days "Fetch me the spirit, the son, and the father.
Tell them their pillar of faith has ascended".. Pillar of Faith is actually from the cover of her funeral memorial booklet.. check it out here.. http://www.toolband.com/images/judith.jpg

Lunch
May 9th 2006



29 Comments


Albert Hoffman was the man who manufactured LSD, in 1938, for the record.

Flattsvilla
May 9th 2006



3 Comments


ehh not a bad review but it could use some work. Hoffman was a good track tho.

fisky009
May 9th 2006



813 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Iai's was a good review becuase it was the first, but the more that have been written the more pointless they became i guess.

Neoteric
May 9th 2006



3243 Comments



Iai's was a good review becuase it was the first, but the more that have been written the more pointless they became i guess.
Iai's wasn't first.

Confessed2005
May 9th 2006



3314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Iai's wasn't the first, as stated above, but IMO definitely the best. Even though I don't agree with his rating. What is with all the 'Wings For Marie' bashing? I think it is actually quite a good song despite being inferior to most of the other tracks. This review was average at best.

fisky009
May 9th 2006



813 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cant complain about the rating as I dont own the album yet but I wasnt aware it was first, it says it was up at the top, meh.

Generic Joshman
May 9th 2006



40 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hah theres no bashing here guys. I love the song, i just feel it weakens the effect of 10,000 days. And thanks for clearing up the hofmann stuff.

Reflection101010
May 10th 2006



5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Probably the best review so far in my eyes.

you basicly gave the songs what I would have except Vicarious I'd have given that 10 and yes I agree 100% about the:

" Cause I need to watch things die... from a distance
Vicariously I live while the whole world dies
YOU ALL NEED IT TOO, DON'T LIE "

Lyrics, it does draw you in or something.

Jsmitty
May 10th 2006



9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Jambi is my current favorite on this album. I love the small bass slide at about 4 min. Then the instant kick back into the heaviness.This Message Edited On 05.11.06

forty-two
May 20th 2006



5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

don't now if this is already said somewhere before, but you can play Wings for Mary and Viginity Tres over 10,000 days (together the first two songs have exactly the same length as 10,000 days) and it REALLY works

so Wings for Mary and Viginity Tres get a totally new meaning


... please, try it

Brain Dead
May 20th 2006



1150 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

F**K! My Viginti Tres is too scratched to listen to so I can't do that. Damn.

super_squee
May 25th 2006



1 Comments


hay 42 witch song gose first



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