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normie trash
/thread me
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SOFT
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>>72319256
Opiate is their best.
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>>72319256
Lateralus
best album
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that image is a benis lol
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>>72319355

You don't fuckin say...
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buttrock for the thinking man
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Undertow > Aenima > Opiate >> whatever
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>>72319256
Edgy, pretentious buttmetal

Basically the worst combination of things imaginable
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WHY DONT YOU KIDS LIKE THE TOOL
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Tool is what kids who are uncomfortable with Nirvana's nihilism listen too
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One of the only great (and acceptable) 'metal' bands
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I always knew of their existence but never listened to them. I started listening to them last year and it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
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>>72320118
Lol tool is a acceptable metal band for you? Embarassing
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daily /What does mu think of tool?/ thread
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Pseudo psycadelic buttmetal
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>>72320343
Discovered the group 1 month ago, listening to them 24 hours a day ever since.
The fan base is horendous though.
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i have given them many chances over the last couple of years. i understand their appeal goes a bit beyond their music but Tool has just never reached me.
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used to listen to them all of the time. they got me interested in musicality. the entire gets a pass bc of Danny Carey's drumming.
10,000 Days and Lateralus are my favorites
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>>72320118
what the fuck are you talking about
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>>72321601

YA MUSTA BIN HIGHHHHHH.

10,000 days is definitely good.
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>>72319256
Tool is shit. I don't understand why so many people shit themselves over that soft rock dronefest.
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>>72319256
the good
>got tier drummer and vocalist
>authentic and easily recognizable sound
>quality prose

the bad
>songs usually sound the same with few exceptions
>extremely slow to produce and release anything

the usual arguments against it on /mu/ are
>it's popular
>it's a genre I don't like
and can thus be dismissed as poser bullshit
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I mean if Limp Bizkit got inspired by this band it means it's great amirite!
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>>72319256
heard people say tool is great because of the complexity of the songs, time signature changes and uncommon song structures, but to me it just looks like showing off this "complexity" without having any character or meaning behind it
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>>72319433
i hate this board so much
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>>72323437
>songs usually sound the same with few exceptions
That only applies to the guitars in my opinion. Adam pretty much uses his same techniques in each songs from Undertow to 10k days but you can hear a lot of diversity and evolution in the bass part and the drums. Undertow sounds nothing like Lateralus bass wise. Also, Maynard singing delivery has changed a lot over the years.
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Tool is pretty good.
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>>72319256
I like tool because their songs are so well thought. Almost every time hearing their song first time it sounds pretty bad but after few weeks or even months something just gets me its usually one riff or moment in the song and the I just find more thosen interesting parts. After many replays I get the whole song and then its just awesomenes. Its so multilevel
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They're one of those bands where most people base their opinion less on the music itself and more on the fanbase, because said fanbase is fucking irritating and never shut up about how immaculate they think the band is.

Setting that aside, they're pretty good.
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>>72319324
>being this contrarian
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One of the most underrated and unfairly hated bands of the last few decades. I largely blame pitchfork for giving Lateralus a 1.9 and officially branding Tool an "uncool" band for their hatred. The other, more obvious reason is the fanbase, but that's already been talked about in this thread.

Outside of those superficial reasons to dislike the band, Tool is one of those rare bands that actually deserves to have a big following. They have one of the most distinct and recognizable sounds of any rock band, and one of the greatest rock vocalists as well. For a band that had massive radio success, they expect a lot of patience and attention out of their audience. They manage to make music that is at least somewhat intellectually stimulating while still having mass appeal. The unfortunate side effect is that this causes plebs/retards to think that they are literally gods gift to man and the greatest band to ever walk the earth.
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>>72324012
>pitchfork for giving Lateralus a 1.9

What the fuck. I'm not that big of a fan of that album but 1.9. Get the fuck out
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They're very "samey"

That being said, I find myself saying that about a lot of what might ostensibly be called metal. I won't categorically say it's metal because I'm sure some sperg is out there just itching to correct me.
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i can't stand their fanbase, but not in the way you might think. i can't stand their fanbase because they are spineless insecure faggots who are so afraid to admit to liking tool without first placing themselves outside some imaginary fanbase of posturing pseudointellectuals.
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>>72324307
>They're very "samey"
This pretty much. I appreciate the musicianship and all that, but the vast majority of their stuff runs together for me. It's very dull too.
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tool isn't metal, they're an alternative rock band and always have been

their sound is closer to pearl jam than iron maiden
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>>72324240
That review is actually probably one of the lowest points in modern music journalism
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>>72324240
>writer predicts a monster tool album in three years
>we had to wait five for 10,000 days
>now it's been almost eleven years and no releases since
i feel old
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"I've only completed my first year of undergraduate maths" the band.
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>>72319508
The only correct ranking.

>>72319451
>>72319786
>>72321317

Objectively correct, HOWEVER...

It was a different time, and Tool today makes me more sad about the fact that nothing this "out there" for its time will ever be anywhere near as mainstream as Tool was in the late 90's than upset by their buttrock tendencies.

Music itself may have grown by leaps and bounds since then, but Tool is a fascinating glimpse back to a past where the average level of music being produced was of such high quality that even the stuff the normie plebs listened to on the radio was more patrician than anything anyone short of a /mu/-core music nerd listens to today, and we're all worse off for that.
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>>72319451
underrated comment
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>>72319451
actually thinking rock for an ass man
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>>72325367
lateralus debuted at no.1 on the billboard 200 despite the obvious "single" being six minutes long, which is pretty mind-boggling now
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>>72325626
Exactly.
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The only band with a name that describes their fans.




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