The latest album from A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant is now available!
You can find in on the various streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, etc) using the link below:
For those of you who prefer to purchase a physical copy of Eat The Elephant, head on over to the A Perfect Circle store, or lead the charge to your local record shop! There’s a bunch of options ranging from the humble CD, all the way through to an elaborate vinyl collectors edition…
For more information on what hellboy thinks of the record, take a look at the review I posted.
It’s a “good APC album…some songs actually really made me feel something. Mainly cuz of Maynard’s voice…BUT, I miss the APC that was more of a band with more people (like a real bass player) adding their input. Oh well. They are always good live too.
I’d rate the album about 6/10. Mostly good songs, a few filler tracks (e.g. DLB, Get The Lead Out), a couple of duds (Eat The Elephant, The Contrarian) and one wasted potential song (Delicious). Overall OK.
The new beatitude.
He is correct. No luls necessary.
The Loulz are for anyone that didn’t get the joke. When you have to explain it….
After listening to it at least seven times, these are my impressions and rating. 5/10 Whilst there are some really good moments on this, there are also some atrocious moments. Mainly in Maynards lyrics and some chord progressions. It is really clear to me now how amazing Josh Freese is as a drummer and what he brought to APC. He gave them everything that is missing from this album. The drumming on ETE is very average. On a plus note there is some really interesting vocal melodies and moments from Maymay. Although I do appreciate he is getting older, I… Read more »
Well said… couldn’t agree more.
I pre-ordered the album. Disillusioned, By and Down, The Doomed are all great in my opinion. For as active as Billy is with APC, it seems like his guitar kind of lacks from before. So long and thanks for all the fish, the contrarian, Talktalk, delicious and hourglass are probably some of my favorites as well. I haven’t had a ton of time to listen to the album completely thru several times but it’s growing on me.
Anyone buying the new Sevendust album when it comes out. Can’t get enough of those guys.
What a great album! Ive been having a lot of fun with it. There is a lot to chew on in this record, and its nice to have new music by some of my favorite people doing it 🙂 i felt genuinely happy to be participating in this new sound. Its like how i felt when i started puscifers money shot when it came out. It was just a fresh of breath air to hear good music that i can relate to on something deeper than todays popular music. Plus each time maynard sings on a new record, i mean… Read more »
Breath of fresh air** 🙄lol i know grammer and words kinda lol
Also, i know im being a super fan, but isnt that what this site is for lol, it like corrals all diehards, contains them..anyways, another thing! Just to hop offa maynards proverbial dick, Billy Howerdel is a pimp! My first concert was APC when i was 10 in 2000. You know my last concert? APC 2017 mf’er 🤘18 years of my life, and they are still making music! Im just excited to still have music being made by my favorite bands, and you can see why that excitement exists. No one does it like these 3 bands we all talk… Read more »
I think its good – cant remember a ‘comeback’ album being decent. unfortunately the picture of them on the inside sleeve just reminds me how old we are all getting. confident new Tool will be amazing just wont have the same energy
I would give this album a 5.5/10. My favorites are Eat the Elephant, Disillusioned, The Doomed and TalkTalk. The other songs are “meh”. The lyrical content on this album I find interesting, but at times cringy. I absolutely can’t stand Hourglass. The album in general has a very automated feel to it (a little contrived as well). I wish the album felt natural and free. Maynard’s vocals on this album are a bit annoying. They just don’t feel relaxed and soft. But to be fair they always seem that way with A Perfect Circle. We’ll see what he brings to… Read more »
I agree with your review and I’ll add that there is too damn much piano and not enough guitars… APC’s guitar riffs were always a huge part of why I loved them…
They were super boring when I saw them in San Jose last week. The only moments they shined were when they played the very few songs from Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step…
Also, the opening band was Matt McJunkins band and I just don’t like that guy… I forgot the band name already and don’t care to look it up. They were awful.
I don’t like this album at all. It sounds like a mess.
That said. I’m glad they’re making music together again and I hope they give it another go in about 2-4 years.
Yeah it’s a bit of a messy offering. You can tell it is an effort done quickly and with little friction. Not the best recipe for a great album…there are a few good songs here, but again, without a fully functioning “band”., it loses A LOT in the process. Drums are boring, Bass is pretty nonexistent. Guitars are not memorable either. Maynard has some good stuff here and some pretty bland stuff as well, which is not usually the case. It’s like the opposite of tool. Tool squeezes every last drop of blood and sweat into their albums and the… Read more »
I agree the pre-release singles are probably the best offerings – including “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”. Was also pleasantly surprised at the melodic texture in “Delicious” – layered electric, 12-string, and slide guitars. Most center piano (vs. guitar), which is… a choice. I’m fascinated at the inclusion of what sounds like a demo cut of a retitled “By and Down the River”. Normally retooled tracks (“Pet” to “Counting Bodies…”, the current live rendering of “3 Libras”) contain a forward trajectory, and this feels like a regression to a less refined cut of a 5-year-old song. Curious.… Read more »
I wasn’t too keen on the singles so I went into this album having pretty low expectations. To my surprise it’s grown a fair bit on me over the last few listens. MJK’s vocals are some of his most articulate work he’s done in a while ; the precision of his inflexions, the variety of textures in his voice, the slight vibrato here and there, they all add to a more refined version of his singing. There’s a blissfulness in his still passive-aggressive tone. The lyrics, not as bad as I thought they were on first impression and clearly not… Read more »
So here’s my 6.9 cents. We can pick this album apart compared to the first two all day long. I tend to be optimistic when new music comes out because it takes time to dissect. The vocals and melodies shine big time on this album. Maynard has still got it and i’m confident he will bring it with Tool. As someone mentioned previously, the lack of Billy’s guitar work on this album are what is disappointing. From reading the interviews I blame Maynard for this. Sounded like he was a pain in the ass to Billy about what he wanted.… Read more »
I’m a little surprised how much I don’t like it. Thinking back I shouldn’t be… remember amotive or emotive or whatever that crap was?
Still. Come on Maynard. Don’t worry me like this going into what is likely the last Tool album.