Mer de Noms

A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2000 Ratings: #51 / 112
User Score
Based on 129 ratings
2000 Ratings: #64
Liked by 9 people
May 23, 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin / Label
Billy Howerdel / Producer
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Among these brilliant songs, the album has much more to offer, most songs being extremely melodic and beautiful, a sound A Perfect Circle embraces on Thirteenth Step and takes to another level.

In exploring their corrupt visions, A Perfect Circle have created a work of morbid beauty. In terms of darkness, it eclipses nearly everything else.
Mer De Noms (and A Perfect Circle in general) is a much more accessible and easier to digest record than a lot of what Tool has put out. While Maynard is just as good a vocalist and songwriter here as he is on Tool, I do feel like the alternative rock sound is much more generic than the prog metal sound that Tool goes for. As a result, I don't like this anywhere near as much as anything I've heard from Tool, but I still liked this a lot.

This whole album is much easier than anything under ... read more
Good record, but just makes me wish that I was listening to Tool instead
A Perfect Circle is a more accessible change of pace from Tool yet it still presents a lot of the anger that Maynard James Keenan puts into Tool's records. His vocals and writing are still as great as ever and the instrumentals and production, while not as dynamic and overpowering as something like "Ænima", is still strong on "Mer De Noms".

Fav Tracks: Judith, The Hollow, Orestes, 3 Libras, Breña, Magdalena, Sleeping Beauty

Least Fav Track: ... read more
WOW this album i love it.

Maynard is an excellent vocalist in every project which is member.

listen this album if you like Tool, puscifer and Alternative rock.

Favorite tracks:

- The Hollow
- Magdalena
- Rose
- Judith
- Orestes
- 3 Libras
- Sleeping Beauty
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Added on: August 26, 2012