10 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

TOOL's breakthrough moment—their double-platinum debut full-length—is best known for the pulsating alt-metal crossover hit "Sober." It was released before a scene-stealing summer when they graduated from the second stage to the main stage in the middle of Lollapalooza 1993. Embraced by alternative crowds and headbangers alike, it’s an album of both sensitivity and brutality, fragility and anger, somewhere between King Crimson's precision and Swans' bloodletting. Guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Paul d'Amour lurch around in drop-D, drummer Danny Carey adds busy prog flourishes, and the voice of Maynard James Keenan dredges swamps and pierces skies. The band's unique mix of warmth and unease also comes from a willingness to experiment: In making the LP, the band blasted a piano with a shotgun, tickled a guitar with an Epilady hair remover, and recruited punk poet laureate Henry Rollins for a spoken-word interlude.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

TOOL's breakthrough moment—their double-platinum debut full-length—is best known for the pulsating alt-metal crossover hit "Sober." It was released before a scene-stealing summer when they graduated from the second stage to the main stage in the middle of Lollapalooza 1993. Embraced by alternative crowds and headbangers alike, it’s an album of both sensitivity and brutality, fragility and anger, somewhere between King Crimson's precision and Swans' bloodletting. Guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Paul d'Amour lurch around in drop-D, drummer Danny Carey adds busy prog flourishes, and the voice of Maynard James Keenan dredges swamps and pierces skies. The band's unique mix of warmth and unease also comes from a willingness to experiment: In making the LP, the band blasted a piano with a shotgun, tickled a guitar with an Epilady hair remover, and recruited punk poet laureate Henry Rollins for a spoken-word interlude.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
436 Ratings

436 Ratings

LoudEye572151 ,

FINALLY

Almost fell out of my seat seeing these on iTunes, wait is over and stoked for the new album!

MAGNUStm ,

First

Best $12 you’ll ever spend. #yourewelcome

Jinofski ,

Fantastic

With songs like “sober”, “prison sex”, and “bottom”, this album is just a cornucopia of delights and depression...

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