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Mer De Noms [Explicit Lyrics]

A Perfect Circle Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (613 customer reviews)
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1. The Hollow
2. Magdalena
3. Rose
4. Judith
5. Orestes
6. 3 Libras
7. Sleeping Beauty
8. Thomas
9. Renholdër
10. Thinking Of You
11. Breña
12. Over

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Somewhere inside every alternative metal band lurks a platinum-selling stadium rock act looking for a way out; Perfect Circle appear intended to be Tool front man Maynard James Keenan's ticket to the big time. While Tool's uncompromising take on industrial goth metal have taken them so far, Keenan clearly dreams of bigger things: there are moments on Mer De Noms, notably "Rose", that are in meaningful danger of being confused with Jethro Tull and others, which call to mind the most wretched excesses of Whitesnake. Though there are plenty of worse metal albums out there, it is hard to imagine what conceivable use Mer De Noms will serve. --Andrew Mueller

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5.0 out of 5 stars Put a wicked smile on my face July 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
Mmmmm, Mer de Noms sat in my CD player for a good three weeks, and more often than not I'd be hitting replay at the end. Rich and varied with a good shuffling between the hard and the soft. Absolutely nothing to skip. Favorite tracks, "The Hollow" for its vampiric themes, "Magdalene" for its sultry, unashamed hunger, and "Thinking of You," because even the bad guys need love songs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It ain't tool, but is that necessarily bad? Sept. 11 2003
Format:Audio CD
Well, I have to say this is an excellent album, soft vocals accompanied by creative instrumentals in a variety of ways and styles. the fact that the one and only Maynard James Keenan (of tool fame) is an added bonus. I bought this album with my hopes up a little too high that this would sound like tool (because, honestly, who doesn't like tool?) but I was mistaken. you can still tell that it's Maynard, but the songs on here are completely original with little to no tool influence (a few songs have a "lateralus" style, but it's vague). This is some great easy listening and it's only actual flaw is that it simply isn't quite as good as tool. nonetheless, this is an awesome cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review By songBYsong Inc. Aug. 30 2001
Format:Audio CD
Artist Name: A Perfect Circle
Album Name: Mer de Noms
Year of Release: 2000
Track 1 - The Hollow - A wonderful song to introduce the sound of A Perfect Circle. The band has managed to create the perfect mix of rock, punk, and metal, creating a wonderful piece of music. This song shows that A Perfect Circle is more melodic than other metal / rock artists such as Tool. Although the lyrics are not printed on the inside cover, you may want to take the time to find them on the internet if you can't make them out in the song, because they are quite well done.
Track 2 - Magdalena - Beginning with a softer tone, quiet, slowish drums lead us into the epic track that is 'Magdalena'. There is some excellent guitar and percussion work in this piece. This being one of the harder songs on the album, fans of Tool may be able to relate to this song better than they can to softer / slower songs on the album. On the inside cover, we see a crumpled up piece of paper with some lyrics from the song:
'I'd sell my soul, my self esteem, a dollar at a time, fro just one taste of you, my Magdalena'
Track 3 - Rose - Another harder work, 'Rose' conveys is the overall feel of 'Mer de Noms', with excellent bass and guitar work, intriguing lyrics, and haunting vocals. Especially creative is the chorus, which shall not be given away in this review. It will be left as a surprise when you buy the album!
Track 4 - Judith - Perhaps the most explicit track on the album, lyrics tell us to do unspeakable things to our God. However, on the band's website, Maynard James Keenan (main vocals) states that it's not THE God, but only YOUR God. Another hard, yet excellent track.
Track 5 - Orestes - A slower, more melodic track, 'Orestes' shows us the softer side of A Perfect Circle's music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing journey May 31 2004
Format:Audio CD
A Perfect Circle's debut album is amazing, I first heard of this band from being a fan of "Tool", Maynards original band, before starting this side-project. "Judith" being their only single from the album, it seemed they died for years, but recently came back to life, now with a new bassist (originally from Marilyn Manson) and released "Thirteenth Step" which is also a must check out album, but unfortunately, isn't as great as this album. If you like Rock, musicially creative artists, deep, dark lyrics, and an amazing vocalist, you'll love this album, check it out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of THE most gorgeous rock albums ever Oct. 2 2003
By Milk
Format:Audio CD
The music is both ethereal and hard, and Maynard's voice becomes one of the instruments in each song. I loved Tool and APC's single "Judith." If you listen to Judith, don't expect the rest of the album to mirror it-it's much less dark, and none of the other songs helped earn the Explicit Lyrics warnings. All of the songs have it's own beauty, and no matter how dark and cryptic the subject of them, it's all strangely sympathetic and lulling. Here is a review of each song:
1. The Hollow - Builds up both quickly and slowly... the climax of the song is amazing.
2. Magdalena - Dark and sexual sounding, with a hint of desperation.
3. Rose - Angry and powerful, with some of the most amazing lyrics I've ever heard- Maynard's singing of them is perfect.
4. Judith - People argue this is the hardest song on the album, but I disagree- it's the best Toolesque song, and therefore made a great single. Don't think I dislike the song, it's one of my favorites, and it's cynical sound is raw.
5. Orestes - ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. That is all.
6. 3 Libras - It's like a typical unrequited love ballad, but more mature and understanding. The violins in this song is great- this used to be one of my favorites, but I listened to it way too much. Don't do that and nearly ruin this song. :)
7. Sleeping Beauty - One of the most lacking songs, but this album is so good that... well, lacking for Mer De Noms is like a really amazing song. The music fits the lyrics wonderfully.
8. Thomas - I think this is the hardest song- it's deep and... textured. No other way to describe it. The beginning is almost frightening.
9. Renholder - I wish it wasn't so short. A very tribal, heavy and magical sounding tract with hard to understand lyrics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second Best Debuet Album Ever Behind Undertow
WOW. Brilliant. Masterpiece. ALL OF THE ABOVE
This is what music is.
Tool and A Perfect Circle deliver the goods each time out. Read more
Published on June 27 2004 by Nicholas Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
This is like the softer side of Tool, or rather the softer side of Maynard. Unlike Tool, this band is more melodic, and has simpler song arrangments. Read more
Published on June 23 2004 by Seth Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Artistique
When I first heard about this band, it was on their commercial. At first I thought they were going to be a minute band that will be forgotten within a couple of months or so (Like... Read more
Published on June 15 2004 by A. Chang
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album
This is a great album. Here's how I rate my favorite songs on this album:
*1. The Hollow - 10/10 - Definitely one of my favorite APC songs, and a very good opening song! Read more
Published on June 13 2004 by A Music Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars purple monkey dishwasher
APC is filthy, they're much better when you see them live. I like tool better, but this band really has nothing to do with tool so stop comparing them.
Published on June 10 2004 by Kevin C. Maguire
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
A perfect circle. Wow, what a band. In my list of all time favourtie music, APC are second only to 'you know who'. So anyway the CD... Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by nympid x
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums ever made
This album in one word is simply incrediple. I am a huge tool fan and was annoyed when the singer said he was starting this new band. Read more
Published on May 1 2004 by John Coniglio
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible...
I bought this album when it first came, out, and have been a huge APC fan ever since. All the tracks here are emotional, put together excellently, and hauntingly beautiful. Read more
Published on May 1 2004 by Withered
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut Album
When I first heard a perfect circle i wasnt sure what to expect since im a huge fan of tool. At first when i heard "Judith" which is a amazing and stunning track i... Read more
Published on April 24 2004 by "jutkorney"
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!!
Dont know what to say is its a must have for any Tool fan or fan of good hard rock!
Published on April 19 2004
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