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Undertow

Tool Audio CD
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1. Intolerance
2. Prison Sex
3. Sober
4. Bottom
5. Crawl Away
6. Swamp Song
7. Undertow
8. 4 Degrees
9. Flood
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Arguably their finest album, this follow-up to Opiate showcases Tool at their best, assisted by clean, crisp production, without the muddiness of Aenima. Edgy guitar riffs are complemented by spitting, heavy bass, especially on "Sober" and "Crawl Away". Lyrically, Tool are at their vitriolic best, targeting religious hypocrisy ("Intolerance," "Sober"; always a popular theme), the loss of innocence and its consequences ("Prison Sex"), and deliberate ignorance ("Swamp Song"). Henry Rollins makes a guest appearance on "Bottom," which, along with "4 Degrees," deals with questions of identity. Undertow is also Tool's most musically adventurous album, lacking the occasionally numbing sameness of Aenima, and with considerably more sophistication than their previous work. Very highly recommended. --Genevieve Williams

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Arguably their finest album, this follow-up to Opiate showcases Tool at their best, assisted by clean, crisp production, without the muddiness of Aenima. Edgy guitar riffs are complemented by spitting, heavy bass, especially on "Sober" and "Crawl Away". Lyrically, Tool are at their vitriolic best, targeting religious hypocrisy ("Intolerance," "Sober"; always a popular theme), the loss of innocence and its consequences ("Prison Sex"), and deliberate ignorance ("Swamp Song"). Henry Rollins makes a guest appearance on "Bottom," which, along with "4 Degrees," deals with questions of identity. Undertow is also Tool's most musically adventurous album, lacking the occasionally numbing sameness of Aenima, and with considerably more sophistication than their previous work.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
If you are new to Tool, this is a good place to start.
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'.
-Analys.
P.S.: You can skip 'Opiate' unless you are a Tool buff who wants to hear the budding days of this incredible band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Undertow 2LP July 19 2012
By Dave M
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
The album is awesome, and the records were very heavy/sturdy. I just wish there was more to it then just the two records. There's no insert or poster or anything, just two records in two sleeves. Still worth getting in my opinion!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a place to start your love of Tool May 27 2003
Format:Audio CD
Undertow is a trip through the darkest corner of the human physcie and is a fine example of agressive depression rock. The band does what they failed to do with thier first album, immerse you in their world and make you think while you listen. You get a plethora a feelings from the music that you don't get from a lot of the cookie-cutter cuts you hear from day to day.

With that said, this album falls short of what Tool is capable of. The CD is very bass driven (not necessarily a bad thing) and is not very explorative when compared to thier later works. The songs are not as catchy and the CD does bog down in some places. My biggest problem is that you have to really work to get into this album, you can't just throw it in and enjoy like a lot of CD's out there. Having gotten all of the bad out of the way though I can say this album is still one of the best of all time. You just need to be in the right mind set, the right mood. I would recommend a new Tool fan start with Ænema and then try this one out.

While not on par with the later works of Tool, this is an amazing album that is well worth the purchase. It complements the newer music quite well and is quite good, if you have the time to put into it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid, but not great Aug. 23 2001
Format:Audio CD
Perhaps the biggest problem with Undertow is the production. Everything seems muffled. The songs are well written, and Maynard's singing is good (I think his singing is much better, on the whole, in Aenima and Lateralus), but the production puts them through the grinder, creating the audio equivalent of mashed potatoes. The album's best moments are Sober (obviously), Prison Sex, 4 degrees, and Disgustipated. The other songs, while all very solid, don't stand out. Other than the songs listed above, I usually have a hard time telling what song is on what track. I recommend getting this album for two reasons:
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.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tool still establishing themselves Aug. 17 2001
Format:Audio CD
Considering "Opiate," their debut EP, veered dangerously close to generic late-80s heavy metal, Tool's "Undertow" is a frigging masterpiece. But when you place it alongside their best album, "Aenima," it comes up inferior. To its credit, the opening 4 tracks ('Intolerance,' 'Prison Sex,' 'Sober,' 'Bottom') have a driving, pummeling energy to them, and for the rest of the album, scattered tracks build up a similar excitement ('Crawl Away,' '4 Degrees'). Still, the album feels a bit dated by today's standards (although I'd recommend it over all this 'neo-metal' crap coming out), and 'Disgustipated' is a rambling, uninspired, deliberately long track that goes nowhere.
"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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tool! March 24 2014
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Great album if ya like tool. Was delivered on time. Nothing special about it, just the record and sleeve, no lyrics sheet or any extras. The sleeve is a little tight but with patience it's no problem. All in all it's a good album and worth the price, especially if you're an avid tool fan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! May 20 2013
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
I bought the vinyl version and it plays perfectly with no skips. Sounds great! This is a double vinyl album and its too bad they jammed both records into a regular album sleeve; it fits really tight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tool one of the best bands ever!!! Oct. 11 2012
By maxi
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
every tool album has a theme a meaning i think this one Undertow is all about facing your demons and trying to move on baring hardships and problems. this album was there second best right with aenima. this cd is for everyone you dont have to be a metal head to like tool
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5.0 out of 5 stars Undertow
This is a great effin record. Sounds great on vinyl and is a must have for any Tool fan. Tool are one of those bands that sounds so good on vinyl, cd's don't sound the same at all. Read more
Published on Nov. 15 2011 by morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Album From Tool
This Album Was Relesed At The Right Time In My Life.My Parents Split Up When This Record Was Relesed And It Is Like A Very Good Friend. Read more
Published on Oct. 15 2005 by "maynerd_apc_tool"
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Debuet EVER!
hands down.
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
Published on June 27 2004 by Nicholas Richardson
3.0 out of 5 stars Looks like I have to go against the majority
There is no doubt that Tool's debut "Undertow" is a much better musical experience than most of what is out there today. Read more
Published on June 19 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars wow!!
not much more to say bu this cd is great maynard has such a great voice
song 69 is awsome
Published on June 12 2004 by peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Punishing the listener
A crushing blow from a powerful band, Undertow crystalizes the best of lyrics and guitar Tool has to offer. Read more
Published on June 4 2004 by Speak of the Devil
5.0 out of 5 stars Tool's Gateway to Perfection
Undertow was my second Tool CD. I bought it in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. I threw it into my CD player and started listening. Read more
Published on May 16 2004 by Negative Jim
1.0 out of 5 stars Undertow is Awsome, but get the real one.
Undertow is one of the Greatest albums ever. Period. This "clean" album was released for Walmart, who refused to sell the CD with the original art work. Read more
Published on May 15 2004 by Ryan Kilmartin
5.0 out of 5 stars WoW!!!
This Cd is fantastic! It is one of the best rock albums of all time by one of the best Rock groups, Tool. Read more
Published on May 7 2004 by Joe Oakes
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