Trio of boredom
Trio of boredom
Nope, I dig it too. I can't say I want to see it make it through 'til the end, but it's pretty safe from me for the time being.Am I the only one who likes Ticks and Leeches?
It really is a huge difference. The songs on Lateralus are far more mature compositions, both musically and lyrically. While we’re on the subject, I actually think that Fear Inoculum is much closer in style to Lateralus than 10,000 Days is, which is odd.I wrote I think in round 2 how AEnima is about middle-way between Undertow and Lateralus but I seriously underestimated the disparity between them. It's like listening to NotB and then to AMOLAD, the lack of aggression feels so strange after hearing a song like Sober, hard to believe it's the same band.
I like it, but it’s the only song on Lateralus that still contains “Angry Maynard” from previous albums, and thus I consider it the weakest track on the album (if we’re counting the ending trilogy as one song). It doesn’t fit the theme of the rest of the album, either.Am I the only one who likes Ticks and Leeches?
Right in Two is a huge grower.The second half of 10,000 Days is awful.
Rosetta Stoned is a bit too long and anti climacticHow do I choose? I liked 10,000 Days a lot, and this doesn't help considering Lateralus and AEnema are even better...
Boredom Trilogy (thanks for the phrase Knickerbocker )
Intension I like but it feels less important than the other songs on the album
And RIght in Two also doesn't grab me as much as for example Wings.
Now I want to ask you: Do the votes for Rosetta Stoned come from a dislike or from having to choose? I know it's really one of a kind with all the gibberish and the length. I never heard something similar to it. And therefore it makes sense opinions divide clash more than usual, so considering everyone but me voted it I'd like to know why, or what bothers you in it.
Tbh I'd probably vote for it if it wasn't a league above the ones I did choose (if only because I can't bring myself to vote for anything from Lateralus...)
I would normally agree. I don’t wanna push the stoner thing too much... however I didn’t understand Intension until I listened to it high. The song all of a sudden clicked for me. There are so many layers that I didn’t hear during sober listens. The song shines with depth.I voted Rosetta Stoned because with the exception of a few parts it’s just a giant mess. The riffs are actually pretty pedestrian, Maynard is obnoxious, and the song is far too bloated. Easily the worst song the album other than Intension (which, let's be real, is more of an interlude).
I was having this discussion with @Detective Beauregard the other day: I'm pretty sure that Tool's music overall is a 50/50 compositional split between songs that are actually deep and songs that are imbued with "deepness" by the fans because they've been drawn into the "Tool mystique". While I can see that sometimes Maynard is writing very complex, emotional, metaphorical lyrics and the band is layering rhythms and patterns deep within some songs, other times they are literally squeezing a cat, slowing it down, and calling it art.I would normally agree. I don’t wanna push the stoner thing too much... however I didn’t understand Intension until I listened to it high. The song all of a sudden clicked for me. There are so many layers that I didn’t hear during sober listens. The song shines with depth.
that’s enough stoner talk today, Travis can have the rest if he likes...