Post by Professor Pancakes on Nov 21, 2013 20:05:04 GMT -5
I think the idea that they've been a band for over 20 years and have only put out 4 full length albums testifies to the fact that they don't release garbage just got the sake of getting an album out. Bottom line: every album is near perfection and you really can't go wrong with any of them.
I'm pretty sure this question has been answered on this board before, but I can't find the answer right now:
If you were recommending one Tool album to someone who has never listened to them before, which album would you recommend?
All of them.
But seriously, you could ask 10 people and get 10 different answers. Well, they don't have 10 albums, but you get the idea...
Ænima is probably their most accessible, but Lateralus or 10,000 Days are more representative of their current direction. The Salival EP is incredible if you can find it, but it's mostly live recordings and a couple covers. It helps if you can be 15 and just happen to catch the video for Sober on MTV in the middle of the night, at least that's what worked for me.
Edit: on second thought, I say start with 10,000 Days and work your way backwards.
Post by Professor Pancakes on Nov 21, 2013 16:10:53 GMT -5
It makes me sad that that was your only experience with Tool live. I can see how it can be disappointing if you've deified them in your mind to see that they are just flesh and blood human beings. However, every one of the 5 times I've seen them has been abso-fucking-lutely magical. They WILL play Sasquatch next year, but the idea of Tool and Outkast on the same weekend, makes Coachella really seem worth the trip.
Post by Professor Pancakes on Nov 21, 2013 1:41:51 GMT -5
I stand corrected. It's long been kind of the cool thing to hate on Green Day, Dookie is one of the greatest albums of all times and it holds a special place in my heart. I was 16 the summer it came out and Green Day was the first band I ever saw play at the Gorge.
Not a huge fan of the idea of APC's most recent releases (basically a best of CD and live DVD), but I've been waiting since about 1999 to find a quality version of this track. Ozzy's 'Diary of a Madman' mashed together with The Cure's 'Lovesong'. Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out!
I love APC as much as anyone, but putting out 2 actual albums and 1 cover album, then having the audacity to expect people to buy a "best of" collection pisses me the fuck off. The live DVD I can understand, but I can listen to the best of APC by just putting on both of their albums. But, that track is incredible.
Post by Professor Pancakes on Nov 19, 2013 21:51:38 GMT -5
I remember when the Beastie Boys toured in 2004 and they encouraged their fans to dress up for the shows and made the theme of the tour a fashion show or something like that. Their reasoning was that it didn't make sense that people would send $50+ on tickets then show up dressed like they just rolled out of bed. They talked about bringing people up on stage and having prizes for the best dressed, etc (although I don't remember them actually doing it), but even they didn't go so far as to say formal dress was mandatory.
It pisses me off that they are trying to humanize the governor and make us feel sorry for him. I appreciate the fact that the series has tried to make him a more dimensional character and less of a comic book villain. But, he is a goddam comic book villain and a goddam good one. He is evil incarnate and not to be sympathized with. My only hope for this current story arc is that they are setting us up for him to flip back and do something horrible to the nice ladies he's hooked up with, in which case I will hate him even more.