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Album you have listened to most?

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Re: Album you have listened to most?
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2006, 05:07:51 PM »
"So say we all."

 :D :D :D

I just got this.  I only started watching the show last week, it is pretty good. 

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Re: Album you have listened to most?
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2006, 06:23:30 PM »
Michael Jackson - Thriller....yeah I know, but its damn good!

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Re: Album you have listened to most?
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2006, 06:41:19 PM »
My senior year I inherited my older sister's car, which already had U2's "All That You Can't Leave Behind" stuck in the CD player.  When I left for college, it was still stuck in the CD player.  I think that would be the winner for me.

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Re: Album you have listened to most?
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2006, 06:54:20 PM »
Red Hot Chili Peppers-- Stadium Arcadium
Imogen Heap-- Speak for Yourself
Dave Matthews Band-- The Lilywhite Sessions



Ohhh you have illegal unrealeased internet downloaded music.  shame on you.  I'd like to state this:

1. I hope your not one of peoples who started to listen to Imogen Heap because of the OC. (like me :()
2. Do you prefer the Lillywhite sessions versions or the ones that appear on Busted Stuff.
3. How good is Stadium compared to Californication.
4. Me likes you taste in moosik.

guyminuslife

Re: Album you have listened to most?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2006, 06:56:45 PM »
I've never really listened to Tool.  What would you say is a good beginning album to get of theirs?

I would say that Undertow is their most accessible album. It's one of the major influences for what is called "nu-metal" these days (although Tool is usually not put in that category, and fans don't always appreciate the comparison). It has generally shorter songs than on their later albums, and will immediately appeal to fans of hard rock. You might have heard one of the singles from that album ("Sober") on the radio.

Their discography is basically:

Opiate (1992) -- a short EP. A lot of these are live tracks. There are some very raw tracks on there, but they hadn't really found their sound yet. Kind of grunge, even.

Undertow (1993) -- Most radio-friendly album. The title track is a reference to drug addiction. It's solid with few interludes and isn't as prog as, say, AEnima or Lateralus.

AEnima (1996) -- their best album, IMHO. I would listen to it in a dark room, and if you're a stoner, get stoned. (I'm not, but some of these songs are trippy, like the one I quoted earlier.) The album has 15 tracks, 9 of which are real songs and 6 of which are crazy interludes. I always find something new whenever I listen to it. It's extremely dark, darker than even Undertow, and pretty heavy. but a lot of song highlight Maynard's amazing vocals. The title track is wordplay, as in "anima enema", which refers to "flushing down" the world in a ecological apocalypse. There are themes of religious hypocrisy, existential sexuality, escapism, abandonment, commercialism---and the album sort of self-referentially mocks itself and its own angst. I can't really describe it beyond that. It took me some time to really get into it, but...wow.

Salival (2000) -- a collection of B-sides, live tracks, and music videos. Only if you're a real Tool nut is this for you. The best song is a live "reimagination" of Pushit, which is heart-breaking enough that I can't listen to it if I don't want to cry.

Lateralus (2001) -- This is a much less dark album than their others. A lot of it is about redemption, love, seeking out new experiences, etc., although there are some darker elements to it. The first 9 or so tracks are all amazing, but it sort of peters out after that. The title track is, IMHO, one of the greatest rock songs ever written, and is versed in Fibonacci sequences. (It uses spirals as a metaphor.) The songs are all fairly long..."Schism" is really one of the shortest ones. I'm a little tougher on this album than a lot of reviewers, simply because it's not quite as good as AEnima, but it will have you rocking out. Or if not, it will swallow you.

10,000 Days (2006) -- I have trouble recommending this album. It doesn't measure up to their others. It has some great songs on it (Jambi, The Pot), but it's really inconsistent and some of it really feels unoriginal, since their other albums all broke new ground, and they've sort of hit a roadblock. I'd buy it for the handful of songs that measure up, but only provided you've already gotten into their earlier stuff.


So I guess if I were going down the line, get Undertow. If you like it, move onto their more progressive AEnima, and if you like that, get Lateralus. Then you can go back to Opiate and see how they've progressed. And then 10,000 Days. And then Salival.

If you become a huge Maynard fan like me, there's no better place to go than A Perfect Circle. Both of their major albums (Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step) will blow you away. They're not as dark as Tool by any means, and they're more radio-friendly, but they're also...wow.

guyminuslife

Re: Album you have listened to most?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2006, 07:00:41 PM »
Disclaimer: I listen to a lot of "chick music."

3. Sarah McLachlan - "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy". This was her best album. Every song is great.
2. Poe - "Haunted". It seems like not a lot of people know about her, which is a shame. She is so talented. I love this album.
1. Alanis Morrisette - "Jagged Little Pill." What can I say? I think I purchased this album in the 7th grade, so that's lots of years of listening to it. It never gets old for me. I still pop it in my car every once in a while and sing along.

Your 1 and 3 are good enough that I'll check out your 2.

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Re: Album you have listened to most?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2006, 07:03:11 PM »
Crosby, Stills: De ja Vu
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of The Moon

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Re: Album you have listened to most?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2006, 07:08:16 PM »
Red Hot Chili Peppers-- Stadium Arcadium
Imogen Heap-- Speak for Yourself
Dave Matthews Band-- The Lilywhite Sessions



Ohhh you have illegal unrealeased internet downloaded music.  shame on you.  I'd like to state this:

1. I hope your not one of peoples who started to listen to Imogen Heap because of the OC. (like me :()
2. Do you prefer the Lillywhite sessions versions or the ones that appear on Busted Stuff.
3. How good is Stadium compared to Californication.
4. Me likes you taste in moosik.

1. I started listening to Imogen Heap because of Frou Frou and the songs from Garden State and Shrek 2. ;)
2. YES OH MY GOD A MILLION TIMES YES.  No comparison.  I was going to give my Busted Stuff CD away to a DMB fan I found in London, except he wasn't at the pub when I went back with it.  So yeah, I don't care for Busted Stuff at all.
3. I never owned Californication, but By the Way rocked and Stadium Arcadium is totally amazing.  I had one CD in my car and the other on my computer ever since it came out.
4.  :-* :-* :-*

I think Dave went a little too pop on Busted stuff.

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Re: Album you have listened to most?
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2006, 07:34:44 PM »
Red Hot Chili Peppers-- Stadium Arcadium
Imogen Heap-- Speak for Yourself
Dave Matthews Band-- The Lilywhite Sessions



Ohhh you have illegal unrealeased internet downloaded music.  shame on you.  I'd like to state this:

1. I hope your not one of peoples who started to listen to Imogen Heap because of the OC. (like me :()
2. Do you prefer the Lillywhite sessions versions or the ones that appear on Busted Stuff.
3. How good is Stadium compared to Californication.
4. Me likes you taste in moosik.

1. I started listening to Imogen Heap because of Frou Frou and the songs from Garden State and Shrek 2. ;)
2. YES OH MY GOD A MILLION TIMES YES.  No comparison.  I was going to give my Busted Stuff CD away to a DMB fan I found in London, except he wasn't at the pub when I went back with it.  So yeah, I don't care for Busted Stuff at all.
3. I never owned Californication, but By the Way rocked and Stadium Arcadium is totally amazing.  I had one CD in my car and the other on my computer ever since it came out.
4.  :-* :-* :-*

I think Dave went a little too pop on Busted stuff.

titcr

Lilywhite Sessions are so much darker.  But that's what we like!

Yup.  I love the song "Spoon" featuring Alanis M from "Before These Crowded Streets" .  Probably my fav Dave song.  I would sooo marry alanis.

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Re: Album you have listened to most?
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2006, 07:46:54 PM »
Red Hot Chili Peppers-- Stadium Arcadium
Imogen Heap-- Speak for Yourself
Dave Matthews Band-- The Lilywhite Sessions



Ohhh you have illegal unrealeased internet downloaded music.  shame on you.  I'd like to state this:

1. I hope your not one of peoples who started to listen to Imogen Heap because of the OC. (like me :()
2. Do you prefer the Lillywhite sessions versions or the ones that appear on Busted Stuff.
3. How good is Stadium compared to Californication.
4. Me likes you taste in moosik.

1. I started listening to Imogen Heap because of Frou Frou and the songs from Garden State and Shrek 2. ;)
2. YES OH MY GOD A MILLION TIMES YES.  No comparison.  I was going to give my Busted Stuff CD away to a DMB fan I found in London, except he wasn't at the pub when I went back with it.  So yeah, I don't care for Busted Stuff at all.
3. I never owned Californication, but By the Way rocked and Stadium Arcadium is totally amazing.  I had one CD in my car and the other on my computer ever since it came out.
4.  :-* :-* :-*

I think Dave went a little too pop on Busted stuff.

titcr

Lilywhite Sessions are so much darker.  But that's what we like!

Yup.  I love the song "Spoon" featuring Alanis M from "Before These Crowded Streets" .  Probably my fav Dave song.  I would sooo marry alanis.

I'm not an Alanis fan, but I have a funny story about that song.  My family was having Thanksgiving or something, and somehow spoon came up in the spooning context, which my dad didn't understand, and he started singing that song... and my older brother was like... no.  Spooning, not a spoon.

You probably had to be there. :D

LOL...