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10,000 Days by Tool


10,000 Days

Release Date: May 2, 2006

Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Metal

Record label: Volcano


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Album Review: 10,000 Days by Tool

Excellent, Based on 1 Critic

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Thankfully, 10,000 Days was worth the labor pains and wait to deliver. It's not only a step forward for the band, but a re-embracing of the epic-length rock songs found at the roots of early heavy metal. The album starts out with "Vicarious," which features some of Maynard's most straightforward lyrics since Ænema's "Hooker with a Penis." Essentially a biting commentary on reality television, information stimulus overload, and living through others' experiences, it's only a brief glimpse of what's to come, as 10,000 Days also offers some of Keenan's most confessional lyrics.

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