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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by inspiration_tactic » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:30 pm

Not Tyson wrote:Maynard's dick is my pick for #1, we all know how hard Hellboy has been riding it for over a decade plus.
This... was actually fairly funny. But seriously, if it's Aenima you should post the shitty bootleg from the live Canadian (I think Montreal) show with Maynard painted blue and white and dancin' a foo.
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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by hellboy » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:28 pm

Many of you have already worked out what my number one is by using your powers of deduction. The same powers that you use to pull the mystery clues from each of Blair’s newsletters.

Number one is of course Aenema. To be honest the top 3 tracks on my list (Third Eye, Lateralus and Aenema) are pretty much interchangeable.

There’s a number of reasons I like Aenema enough to proclaim it number one. Firstly, the lyrics are the perfect blend of metaphor and straight up anger. And they are delivered in the best possible way. Sure, Maynard hits some higher notes in other songs, and the screams maybe aren’t the best, but as far as nailing the theme and emotion of the song, Maynard nails it here.

Musically, Danny shines on this track as well. While the first half of the song is pretty standard Tool fare, the brutal second half shows off some of the more unique moments Danny is able to bring to the band. Justin and Adam both make solid contributions to the track as well, albeit in a more subtle way than Maynard & Danny.

Lastly, Aenema also has the best Tool video. I can never get enough of that little guy being thrown around the box.

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by N.Y.H.C. » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:11 am

hellboy wrote:Many of you have already worked out what my number one is by using your powers of deduction. The same powers that you use to pull the mystery clues from each of Blair’s newsletters.

Number one is of course Aenema. To be honest the top 3 tracks on my list (Third Eye, Lateralus and Aenema) are pretty much interchangeable.

There’s a number of reasons I like Aenema enough to proclaim it number one. Firstly, the lyrics are the perfect blend of metaphor and straight up anger. And they are delivered in the best possible way. Sure, Maynard hits some higher notes in other songs, and the screams maybe aren’t the best, but as far as nailing the theme and emotion of the song, Maynard nails it here.

Musically, Danny shines on this track as well. While the first half of the song is pretty standard Tool fare, the brutal second half shows off some of the more unique moments Danny is able to bring to the band. Justin and Adam both make solid contributions to the track as well, albeit in a more subtle way than Maynard & Danny.

Lastly, Aenema also has the best Tool video. I can never get enough of that little guy being thrown around the box.
what do you think their second best video is?

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by hellboy » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:05 am

Parabol is the second best video.

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by not tyson » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:04 pm

What the fuck

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by Ettan » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:33 pm

I've always loved Aenema but this version is just terrible

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by inspiration_tactic » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:46 pm

Yeah the Parabola video has got to be my favorite... surrealism at it's finest.
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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by hellboy » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:23 pm

Note I said Parabol for a reason - that part of the video is much much better than the second half (which is still pretty cool).

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by inspiration_tactic » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:26 pm

hellboy wrote:Note I said Parabol for a reason - that part of the video is much much better than the second half (which is still pretty cool).
racist bastard haha
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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by hellboy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:12 pm

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by not tyson » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:29 pm

It's not rocket science, he's referring to Tricky

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by hellboy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:28 pm

Not Tyson wrote:It's not rocket science, he's referring to Tricky
Yeah, I get that, not sure what that makes me racist though.

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by inspiration_tactic » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:02 pm

it doesn't. hence the 'haha'

it's just the only part of any of tool's videos with a black dude. funny you singled that portion out as subpar.
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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by hellboy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:22 pm

Never said it was sub par at all.

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by N.Y.H.C. » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:23 am

hellboy wrote:Never said it was sub par at all.
I hope the next Tool album doesn't have one song that can be described as such.
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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by children » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:46 am

Can any TOOL song be described as "sub par"?
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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by N.Y.H.C. » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:06 am

children wrote:Can any TOOL song be described as "sub par"?
nope and here's to keeping that streak going. the 7 years of writers block worries me, slightly.
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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by cesaro » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:28 am

My top 10 Tool songs would go like this:

10. Rosetta Stoned

9. Flood

8. 46 & 2

7. Jerk-Off

6. Jambi

5. Pushit

4. Third Eye

3. Wings I & II

2. The Grudge

1. Lateralus

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by hellboy » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:12 am

The only sub par Tool song is Swamp Song. Fuck that song.

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by N.Y.H.C. » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:42 am

hellboy wrote:The only sub par Tool song is Swamp Song. Fuck that song.
I've been warned not to post, refer to or even think about that song while you're online lol.
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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by MOG » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:39 pm

hellboy wrote:The only sub par Tool song is Swamp Song. Fuck that song.
Fuck off with that shit. Swamp Song is FANTASTIC

Now the first half of The Pot.....borderline sub par ;)

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by limeygringo » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:08 pm

Well you could kinda say they're both sub par, they're both about SUBterranean murkiness.
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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by petemasterpete » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:20 pm

N.Y.H.C. wrote:
hellboy wrote:The only sub par Tool song is Swamp Song. Fuck that song.
I've been warned not to post, refer to or even think about that song while you're online lol.
never fear, Hellboy is just weary of the depth of lyrical output on that one... for him, it's quite a scary exercise in self loathing
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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by No username » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:15 pm

I'll have to think of my top nine in order but I know that "reflection" has been my fav tool song maybe fav song period , it's just about perfect in every way.

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Re: My Tool Top 10

Post by hellboy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:13 pm

Time to revisit this thread now that Fear Inoculum is out. Here's my old list (at least what was my top 10 when this thread started):

1. Aenima
2. Lateralus
3. Third Eye
4. The Grudge
5. Stinkfist
6. Pushit
7. Eulogy
8. Hooker with a Penis
9. Jambi
10. Flood

After 30 seconds of thought, my top 6 would remain the same, but:

1. Aenima
2. Lateralus
3. Third Eye
4. The Grudge
5. Stinkfist
6. Pushit
7. Invincible
8. Jambi
9. Pnuema
10. Flood

I reckon Descending would be knocking on the door at no. 11. I would say that anything down to about 15 I'd find pretty interchangable depending on mood. I'd probably include 7empest in that as well.

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