|2. Prison Sex|
|5. Crawl Away|
|6. Swamp Song|
|8. 4 Degrees|
See all 69 tracks on this disc
Tool's music is often about deep underlaying themes not appreciated by the casual listener; hence, 'Undertow' wins the versatility award among Tool albums, being (sorry for the term) "radio-friendly" enough for most people, yet deep enough to please a seasoned Tool listener.
While overfamiliarity may cause you to skip 'Sober' (thanks again, damn radio. still a good song though), 'Undertow' is full of powerful, rythmic, yet artistic songs that are both emotionally and lyically impressive (dispite Maynard's over-reliance on dropping the F-bomb every six seconds).
Once you listen to 'Undertow' from begining to end, you will also be stunned by the talent of the band: Maynard's soft-and-beautiful-yet-suddenly-powerful-and-teriffying voice is recognizable and fantastic, Danny's drumming is simply awe-inspiring and technically baffling, Adam proves that there is more to great guitar than jerk-off solos by showing creative riffs and effect placement, and Paul (no longer with the band) ties it all together with solid, driving bass lines.
Everything from the artwork to the hidden track(s) is dark, disturbing, and delicious.
So what it all comes down to is this: get 'Undertow'; and if I'm right, you'll like it. And then, if you want to dig deeper, go to 'Ænima' and then 'Lateralus'.
P.S.: You can skip 'Opiate' unless you are a Tool buff who wants to hear the budding days of this incredible band.
1) Sober is THE Tool song 2) Once you get it, listen to Aenima and Lateralus. You'll be amazed at how Tool has grown in song writing.
"Undertow" is a solid album, god knows it's better than "Lateralus," and 3 stars IS a favorable rating. But "Aenima" will stay the definitive Tool Starter Album.
every song is a 10
from Sober to Prison Sex to Crawl Away to Bottom to Undertow to Flood to Swamp Song to Intolerance to 4 Degrees and even the 15 minute... Read more
song 69 is awsome