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4.09 | 906 ratings

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4 stars This could've been a five star album, but is instead hurt by excessive filler. Still their best, though.

Stinkfist - One of the best singles of the 90's, it's definitely a good one. I wish it was longer, though. 10/10.

Eulogy - Much like the previous song, this should be a 10/10 song. Unlike the previous song, this has two minutes of near filler to kick it off. It's not terrible, but the song would be much better if it wasn't there. 8/10.

H - Much like Stinkfist, a nice rocker. The album's opening trio is a good one. 9/10.

Useful idiot - Like wasting time? This is the track for you. 1/10.

46 and 2 - H's cousin, another nice rocker. Not quite as nice, though. No word on where the prog went, though. 7/10.

Message to Harry Manback - More time to waste? Once again, the track for you. Oh, Tool, I wish you wouldn't hurt your fans so. 1/10.

Hooker with a penis - Most of Tool's lyrics are between bad and terrible. This is one shining exception. Still no word on where the prog went. 8/10.

Intermission - The first short "song" that isn't actually filler. Essentially an intro to Jimmy, this is a nice little track that attempts to keep the mood like in the midst of all these songs about sodomy, L. Ron Hubbard, heroin and selling out. 8/10.

Jimmy - H and 46 and 2's other cousin... and what do you know? Still just straight ahead rock. 7/10.

Die eier von Satan - It's half filler, half rocker, mostly a waste. No point in further analysis, there's plenty of that going on elsewhere. 5/10.

Pushit - Ah, there's the prog. The second most progressive song on the album is a very good one. Not the best, but right up there. I prefer the version on Salival, though. 9/10.

Cesaro summability - So we're at four fillers, but only one of them good. Yuck. 1/10.

Ænema - At first, this was my favourite song on the album. Now, I don't feel quite as strongly, but it's still quite good. 8/10.

Ions - And the fifth and final filler. Fifteen songs, five fillers. Boy, these guys know how to put together a cohesive album, don't they? 1/10.

Third eye - Oddly enough, they saved the best for last. I believe this is the best song Tool has ever done and is an easy ace. 10/10.

There are numerous good songs on here. Unfortunately, 1/3 of the album's tracks are fillers. So I can't give it a perfect rating. But it's still an easy four.

dagrush | 4/5 |


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