Tuesday, May 02, 2006

I FEEL LIKE A TOOL

Or, I will, in about 6 hours. 10,000 Days today!

Tool is pretty much review proof, since I never know what the reviewers are talking about.
Pitchfork say
"Tool have made an...A Perfect Circle record." I didn't know A Perfect Circle was 'ambient', I thought they were pop metal.
"The lyrics-- the usual mix of drug references, conspiracy theories, tortured declarations of vague emotional trauma, and general doom-mongering-- won't do much to convince non-believers." What are the kids listening to music for now? Crazy.
"I find myself in the awkward position of trying to sell you on the merits of a deeply uncool band by telling you to go buy their last album instead." Ah, there you go. Lateralus is quite good, but there's only one song, "The Grudge" that really sticks peanuts—in fact, it's been the rhythm in my head for about a week now. I want to know what the Aenima fans think, besides this guy spends too much time trying to defend the band against hipsters. This does me no good! Hipsters are dumb.

Allmusic say
"10,000 Days was worth the labor pains and wait to deliver." THERE YOU GO! That's what I want to hear!
"if you're looking for the Tool whose passion and introspection is complemented by intense emotion, brutal honesty, and musical maturity, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better metal album in 2006." Yes, yes, yes, yes and wha—? Hmmm... worrisome. Musical maturity is like code. It gets me the nervous.

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Read All Star Superman 3. Quite good! In fact, better than the first two. I think the digital inking is actually starting to click with Quitely's pencils. Samson and Achilles, two supermen of past times with their famous weaknesses vs. Superman with his, but no heal, hair or home planet shenanigans, just wits and strength. If there is any justice in this world, the next corporate character Morrison and Quitely work on is Samson and his time-traveling dune buggy. Awesome!

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