10,000 Days

Tool - 10,000 Days
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2006 Ratings: #313 / 612
User Score
Based on 133 ratings
2006 Ratings: #41
May 2, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Volcano Entertainment / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH
The true genius of Tool is their ability to so precisely construct a sound as to make it inimitable.
80
AllMusic

If you're looking for the Tool whose passion and introspection is complemented by intense emotion, brutal honesty, and musical maturity, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better metal album in 2006.

80
Drowned in Sound

It's probably the most engagingly brilliant heavy metal album that'll be released on a major label all year.

80
The Skinny
Indulgent meanderings into the ambient aside, all of the key elements are here and the machine is well oiled.
70
Sputnikmusic
Maybe we should see this as a transitional album, then. For now, this album is good enough. Their next step, however, should be very interesting.
60
Tiny Mix Tapes

Tool's diehard fans will greedily gobble this semi-garbled album up like its gristle never existed, much like the folks that strip a chicken leg so thoroughly you'd think they'd stuck the whole thing in their mouths and slurped the meat off like a Looney Toons character.

ElectricMess
85
Ok I'm starting to see most of the hype...

Lateralus is still overrated as shit

Favorite Tracks: Vicarious, 10,000 Days (Wings Part 2), The Pot, Wings For Marie (Part 1), Rosetta Stoned, Intension

Least Favorite Track: Viginti Tres
Plats
87
Even when I'm saying this is Tool's weakest LP, I'm not saying much because "10,000 Days" is still an excellent record! It carries the strengths that made their other releases great! The instrumentation is phenomenal, the mixing is spot-on and Maynard James Keenan's vocals are still amazing! I also believe this is is most personal record, with the majority of the tracklist talking about his late mother who passed away after living with paralysis for 27 years. That being said, this ... read more
ryanoat
99
an absolutely fantastic album full of some of the band's best material, the only thing holding it back imo is the track listing which at times is ever so slightly dumb. if youre one of those people who cares about that stuff, try this alternate listing i came up with which cuts a decent amount of filler and fixes some of the track dynamics:
1. vicarious
2. jambi
3. the pot
4. lipan conjuring
5. right in two
6. lost keys
7. rosetta stoned
8. intension
9. 10,000 days
JustSomeGuy
87
Seriously, Tool is a band that completely surprised me. With every album I listened to by them, they just proved that they were incapable of making anything less than great. That being said, this is no exception.
There really is nothing bad I can say about this album. Just like it's predecessors, it's an amazing journey with phenomenal vocals and instrumentals.
However, the only complaint I have is that this is the only album by them that I would say has actual filler. Songs like Lipan ... read more
Farlov
90
I honestly can't find much to complain about here. Wings part 2 might be my favorite tool song, but every other song on here is pretty much a masterpiece as well. I think the only thing keeping me from rating this (and Ænima and Lateralus too, really) even higher is because a couple years ago i overplayed them waay too much for waaay too long, and i am still kind of worn out on them.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. Vicarious
  2. Jambi
  3. Wings For Marie (Part 1)
  4. 10,000 Days (Wings Part 2)
  5. The Pot
  6. Lipan Conjuring
  7. Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann)
  8. Rosetta Stoned
  9. Intension
  10. Right In Two
  11. Viginti Tres
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