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PostPosted: 08-07-2019 05:10 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


This needs its own thread.

Single's out:



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PostPosted: 08-07-2019 06:11 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I was just about to post this :D




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PostPosted: 08-07-2019 07:29 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Same :)
Sounds unmistakably Tool. A bit too much perhaps. It's like "didn't they release this song before?"
But I hope that's intentional to tell the fans that "hey, after 13 years, we're still Tool"




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PostPosted: 08-07-2019 08:05 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah it's reassuring more than anything else. I'm glad he hasn't gone off the deepend and gone off point, he has Pucifer (who I don't like at all) to do that with. This is definitely a Tool song.



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PostPosted: 08-07-2019 09:30 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


He was on Joe Rogan's podcast last week to promote the album, and announce that he'd finally put Tool's catalogue on streaming services. :up:




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PostPosted: 08-07-2019 02:13 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


can't see this fitting on one side of a 45rpm vinyl disc




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PostPosted: 08-07-2019 07:38 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Sounds good. I just hope the rest of the album has some harder riffs, à la 10,000 days...




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PostPosted: 08-08-2019 07:04 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


While I largely use Spotify now, any word on how one would go about buying it in some physical form?



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PostPosted: 08-08-2019 07:34 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eh, just like you would buy any other album...?

edit:
official pre-order links: http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa




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PostPosted: 08-08-2019 11:13 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


@obsidian:
Do you want CD or vynil? Not every artist sells vynil records today. But most of them should sell at least CD records, if you want it in a physical form. Nothing actually stops you from burning the MP3 files you download from Spotify (yes, Spotify shall present you a way to backup your bought albums to your computer, in case of some shortage) into an Audio CD format. I have ImgBurn for this purpose and its in-built CUE Sheet Editor.

Personally, I like to use Audacity to join it up to one large up to 80 minutes long track and save it directly in Audio CD data format (PCM 16bit LE, 44.1 kHz) with Microsoft WAVE header (*.wav file), and write CUE sheet all by myself in Sublime Text (I have syntax highlighting for CUE Sheet format).

If I want to play the CUE Sheet in Windows Media Player, I have to use WMPCDText extension, that enables the CD Text support for WMP. I find it better than use VLC Media Player that likes to "correct" some mistakes like artist in track name, etc. Some songs in some albums are like with parenthesis (like "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by Rolling Stones), or using slash ("/") to separate names of combined tracks (two tracks in one), like "Nothing Left to Say / Rocks" by Imagine Dragons. Some songs introduce also colons (":") or dashes ("-") in song names. All of these inputs confuses VLC Media Player into thinking it's incorrectly labeled and it tries to repair it. No need to say that it's wrong and I don't know how to remove that. So I use now obsolete WMP, because Groove Music does not support Audio CDs at all, only downloaded or streamed music (well, downloaded nowadays, since Groove Music streaming platform has been cancelled).



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PostPosted: 08-08-2019 11:54 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Fucking hell :olo:




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PostPosted: 08-09-2019 12:24 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


obsidian wrote:
While I largely use Spotify now, any word on how one would go about buying it in some physical form?


I am not sure if this is a joke or really fucking terrifying :paranoid:




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PostPosted: 08-09-2019 01:02 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


lol yea, next thing Obsidian is going to post about his latest discovery: a thing, made of paper, that contains text and it doesn't require any batteries!




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PostPosted: 08-09-2019 04:07 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I agree, it’s crazy to think about buying an actual physical copy, but if I was to buy any album, it would be a Tool album. I actually bought 10,000 Days when it was released. The case was really cool. It was hard paper/cardboard and had these glasses you could look through and view the trippy cover art. Nothing like I’d seen before...




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PostPosted: 08-09-2019 05:40 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Tool albums ranked:
Undertow
Aenima
Lateralis
10,000 gays




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PostPosted: 08-09-2019 06:54 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
I agree, it’s crazy to think about buying an actual physical copy


That's not the point. Actually, it's not my point.
I am kind of amazed that someone would unironically ask how to buy a physical copy of an album (for a moment assuming this is what obsidian did).
It's like, have we moved this far beyond CD's and DVD's already that people have to ask this?




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PostPosted: 08-09-2019 10:25 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


What kind of moron buys physical copies of music?...




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Eraser wrote:
That's not the point. Actually, it's not my point.
I am kind of amazed that someone would unironically ask how to buy a physical copy of an album (for a moment assuming this is what obsidian did).
It's like, have we moved this far beyond CD's and DVD's already that people have to ask this?

Young adults today were born into a totally digital world. Flip phones are a relic to them, let alone CDs.




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PostPosted: 08-10-2019 06:52 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I don't see what the big deal is with Tool. They're good, but nothing spectacular. They sound like a mixture of other bands.




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PostPosted: 08-10-2019 07:35 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


scared? wrote:
What kind of moron buys physical copies of music?...


The kind that doesn't want to lose their whole collection when a drive dies or cloud server bites it. You do realize that cloud servers are just that, a server that has multiple access methods. Subject to the same failures.




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PostPosted: 08-10-2019 09:51 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Uh, yeah, but redundancy. Look it up in the dictionary.




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Scourge wrote:
I don't see what the big deal is with Tool. They're good, but nothing spectacular. They sound like a mixture of other bands.

No taste is a taste as well




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PostPosted: 08-11-2019 11:27 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Scourge wrote:
I don't see what the big deal is with Tool. They're good, but nothing spectacular. They sound like a mixture of other bands.

No taste is a taste as well


Apparently.




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PostPosted: 08-11-2019 11:43 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Uh, yeah, but redundancy. Look it up in the dictionary.


I understand that, but shit still happens.




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PostPosted: 08-11-2019 12:24 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Simmer down...




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PostPosted: 08-12-2019 07:17 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I still buy hard copies of a lot of my music. Granted, I immediately rip it to FLAC and run that from there on out, but I still like having a physical copy of my music.




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PostPosted: 08-13-2019 12:38 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I still have some of vynil discs. Sometimes I play them on my old turnable from 80s.



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PostPosted: 08-30-2019 10:16 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Well, it’s good. As was expected...




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PostPosted: 08-30-2019 10:28 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Indeed
Very much enjoying it :up:




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PostPosted: 08-31-2019 04:22 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


obsidian wrote:
While I largely use Spotify now, any word on how one would go about buying it in some physical form?


So it looks like the physical copy has a screen imbedded into the case that plays a video (comes with a usb cable to charge it). It also comes with the CD, a code for a MP3 copy, and an artwork booklet... :up:




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PostPosted: 08-31-2019 09:52 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The guy is a Putz!



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PostPosted: 09-06-2019 04:37 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm afraid I'm not too impressed by the album. It's kind of the same thing I felt with the Fear Inoculum song itself:

Eraser wrote:
Sounds unmistakably Tool. A bit too much perhaps. It's like "didn't they release this song before?"
But I hope that's intentional to tell the fans that "hey, after 13 years, we're still Tool"


The whole album brings absolutely nothing new to the table. And it's more than Tool just sticking to a signature sound. It's like I've heard it all before and there aren't really many moments where I go "oh wow, this is such a fantastic song" like I had with stuff like Parabola, Ticks & Leeches or Right in Two. Even in the choice of synth and percussion sounds, they're just taking the exact same sounds and samples as they've used on previous albums.
I guess stuff will need a bit more time to grow on me, but my first impression is that it's all a bit too mellow as well, with too few explosive highlights. Don't get me wrong, it's a solid and enjoyable album, but it's not exactly the second coming of Christ either.




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PostPosted: 09-06-2019 10:02 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


7empest and invincible are good... Good parts in others songs. Undertow is still the best tool...




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PostPosted: 09-06-2019 03:42 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Don't get me wrong, it's a solid and enjoyable album, but it's not exactly the second coming of Christ either.


Pretty much my stated opinion of the band in general, but when I say this I have no taste. :smirk:




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PostPosted: 09-06-2019 10:17 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


You're not alone Scourge. I've always found them competent, but boringly safe. Somehow, incredibly middle class.




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