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 What makes TOOL the best band ever? (31)

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What makes TOOL the best band ever?

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5 points

Listening to Forty Six and Two while suiting up right before the start of a massive paintball game reminded me of how awesome they are.

2 points

The fact that their music is at the same time artistic, intelligent, crude, melodic, dark, funny, and extremely well made makes them the best band ever. Also the fact that when I listen to their music, I feel good makes them the best band ever. They don't give in to trends, they consistently make music that doesn't deviate from their core style, but doesn't sound exactly like the album before it. In a time where 90% of music sounds the same, Tool maintains their unique sound while building on their style and producing music and lyrics that inspire and promote thought.

1 point

They are a very unique band to see live also! I have seen them live 4 times so far and the experience just keeps getting better and better all the time.

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Their music playing abilities.

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gustavv(47) Disputed
0 points

Oh shure, they lead guitar is better than Jimmy Hendrix, their drummer better than The Bonzo and their bass player better than Pastorius. If they have playing habilities, it doesn't mean anything, because The Beatles are the best band ever but their playing abilities were really poor.

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59rat(2) Disputed
1 point

First off the Beatles are not the best band ever. Secondly no one really cares what you said because your spelling and grammar usage is unbearable

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1 point

Because just to take one of many examples; Disposition->Reflection->Triad has more musical and lyrical depth in a three song suite than most "genius" bands produce in their whole careers. The fact that the song title refers not only one's literal reflection, the concept of self-reflection and the reflection of Narcissus in the pool of water makes it one of the most profound titles for a rock song ever. From a musical standpoint: the interplay between the band members, the continually building and intensifying structure of the piece (Disp->acoustically driven, Reflection->Classic Hard rock, Triad-> Industrial Metal, and the use of a recurring yet ever-mutating thematic motif evidence a almost sublime artistic vision. But enough artsy geek-talk; the piece fucking rocks. The Zen-inflected, life, art and beauty affirming lyrics and the grappling with one of the central enigmas of human existence makes this one stand out. And, as always with Tool, the way the music and lyrics combine to resonate like a tsunami with the ocean floor on a level that neither could achieve alone are what makes Tool the best band ever.

p.s I could write just as convincing arguments about a dozen other Tool songs, i.e. Wings->10,000 Days, Lateralus, Rosetta Stoned, Third Eye, Forty-Six & Two,

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2 points

Just go and listen to tool for a while. They are the best band ever. Their music has more feeling and depth than any music out there. There music is thought provocative. its fucking beautiful

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GiselleLFreu(2) Disputed
1 point

I agree with what you're saying, with one exception. I don't think Reflection is classic hard rock.... I'm not really sure what it is.... Maybe alternative metal? I don't know! I just know it's not classic hard rock.

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TOOL isn't the best band ever

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1 point

First of all there is no such thing as "the greatest band ever" nor can there ever be. What people have to realize is that music is extremely diverse, it constantly builds and feeds off of old and new artists.

I would have to say that rock is the dominant Genre because a large majority of the greatest musical artists reside in that genre. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Tool, Pink Floyd and many others.

I think it would have been a lot easier to say who is "the greatest band ever" had they all come about at the same time. But they didn't so we can't make that judgment.

No doubt that The Beatles and Led Zeppelins music will forever be cemented in time as some of the greatest songs ever but they will not be making anymore. Tool is still around, already has some of the greatest songs ever, they still have the ability to create more and are doing so. They may not have been the first to create a concept album but have created one of the best in Lateralus. They gave that album one of the greatest features ever, the possibility of taking it apart and rearranging the order of the songs to create a whole new album.

If you can't recognize Tool as one of the greatest bands ever then you shouldn't be speaking on this argument.

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1 point

TOOL gotta be the best band of all times...and it isn't about number of album copies you sell ... they are not entertainers like some other bands guys have sited here... they are artist...that's what makes them best .. lateralus gotta be the best song ever..and i your not down with that you can always play hello goodbye by beatles :)

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1 point

I was able to convince a passionate hater of Tool into a fan in a matter of two weeks and four songs. How can you deny their abilities and brush aside their talents?

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1 point

I've just browsed the interenet about this issue, and there seems to be a lot of hatred going against tool fans, against their supposed "superiority" and the "supeiority" of the band itself.

Tool is my favourite band, before listening to it i used to never listen to vocal music. Tools lyrics are my main reason for why i think it could be the best band. There is a lot of band that i appreciate instrumentally and there is no doubt, some are phenomenal, but the lyrics do not represent anything so meaningful as tools lyrics do. Not to say there isnt a lots of great songs around but the artist dont often offer this quality as consistently as tool does. I bet there is a lot of mambojumbo interpretation of ther songs searcing for though-origin in maynards life, they dont matter to me much, what matters is what is my interpretation. To me what is unique about tool lyrics the rarity and variety of the subjects, maynard doesnt just sings about things but about the underlying nature of things, about the nature of man, about human condition, about contradictions in the value systems about cultural and sociological issues about eternal, about altered states of consciousness. In addition the lyrics are exceptionally well married with amazing instrumentation(in my taste) . If you dont find tool lyrics as meanigfull and you think is like all the rest, well what can say.. to me the major difference with the rest is like to say ... the rest is angry, but the tool is angry for a reason.. and i appreciate the clear recognition of this reason.

ok thats enough from me.. search for the reason, because it is the only saviour ,together with love but there is reason for love :P . search within!!, happiness to all of you people!!

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never heard of them.

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-1 points

Nothing.

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RickTM(20) Disputed
1 point

I never understood the haters. Could you provide your reason for disliking them?

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2 points

Oh, I have nothing against them. Believe it or not, I am quite capable of liking a band without calling them the greatest band ever. Had the question been "What makes TOOL such a great band?" I would not have responded.

Let's see, the Beatles were the first to popularize having the band themselves write the songs, the first to print lyrics with the album, the first to do a theme album, the first to wear long hair, the first to take rock outside of the tight restraints of the blues progression, the first to do backmasking, the first to do a psychodelic album. . .they influenced thousands and thousands of bands, they were so talented that every single member had a #1 hit as a soloist, they were probably the most popular band in the history of rock.

The Beatles are not my personal favorite, but seriously. What has Tool done that can compete with those credentials?

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-1 points

Your bad musical taste

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RickTM(20) Disputed
1 point

My taste in music has a direct effect on the quality of their sound? Very interesting....

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gustavv(47) Disputed
1 point

Yes, it happens all the time, for example a lot of people think Ramones is the best band ever but people with good taste recognize The Beatles as the best band ever.

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-1 points

TOOL IS THE WORST BAND EVER BECAUSE TOOL IS

AN OCCULT THAT WILL ROCK AND ROLL YOU INTO

HELL

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RickTM(20) Disputed
1 point

Yup. \m/

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1 point

No such thing as hell. Argument negated.

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1 point

I don't have anything to add to that, i just wanted to inform januscomplex you made my day

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GiselleLFreu(2) Disputed
1 point

lol I'd be happy to go to Hell if Tool is there! :p....................

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