Thirteenth Step

A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2003 Ratings: #165 / 281
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Based on 82 ratings
2003 Ratings: #97
September 16, 2003 / Release Date
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Virgin / Label
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This is by far the best thing to come out of A Perfect Circle. This album can even rival some of what Tool has released.

Instrumentally and vocally, the group give this their all. None of that generic sounding alt rock which I complained about in Mer De Noms is present here. Correction: there was actually one song on here that did have a pretty generic sound, but it ended up being a cover, so I forgive it. This album had very few duds and was extremely consistent, and the themes it explores is ... read more

After frustrating stuff happened to the supergroup after there debut album, The band finally make an exciting return 3 years later. & No...they do not disappoint. The album overall is much more tame compared to there debut which was mostly pretty loud and shit unlike this LP. That is not to say the album cuts back musically at all though. In fact it’s kind of the opposite, It’s kinda somewhat better than the last album sonically. So yeah good stuff.
"Thirteenth Step" is pretty underrated, in my opinion, and it's my favorite APC album. On top of the great guitar work and vocal performances, the themes of addiction are very consistent and the writing is top-notch! The last leg isn't as great at the rest of the record, but it's still friggin' awesome overall!

Fav Tracks: The Noose, The Package, Weak And Powerless, The Outsider, Blue, Pet, Vanishing, Gravity

Least Fav Track: Lullaby

Tight, punchy and catchy.
Best APC album ever. Maynards lyrics are really memorable for me and the instruments are really amazing. I especially like Billy's guitar work in this album. For me, the last songs aren't as good as the begining and the middle, but they are still pretty good songs
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Track List

  1. The Package
  2. Weak and Powerless
  3. The Noose
  4. Blue
  5. Vanishing
  6. A Stranger
  7. The Outsider
  8. Crimes
  9. The Nurse Who Loved Me
  10. Pet
  11. Lullaby
  12. Gravity
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