Been a while, and my brother told people to watch me and some people did (even though I do nothing with dA anymore). But I felt like writing my Top 5 tool songs, or basically songs for people to enjoy. I will mostly judge on song composition and only dwell a little bit on meaning. One more thing, haven't heard every Tool song, so maybe when I ddi hear every Tool song, this may change or I can do a Top 10. Have fun!
5. Undertow (Album: Undertow)
Basically this is what I consider to be Tool's best straight up rock song. The beginning just gets you into it and the whole song keeps you invested until it ends. It is just a fine and enjoyable song.
4. The Grudge (Album: Lateralus)
This song is hard to explain, but it is almost hypnotic in how it reels you in and keeps you going. Plus the guitar solo at the beginning and the vocals are amazing.
3. H. (Album: Ænima)
This is my only Ænima song, but Ænima has other really good songs in my opinion (like 46 & 2 and Hooker with a Penis). But this one just has a dark atmosphere that I particularly love. It may not be one of the more fun Tool songs, but it is still great.
2. Wings for Marie/10,000 Days (Album: 10,000 Days)
For this spot, I am putting up both parts even though for 1# (which is also kinda a 2-parter) I won't. That's just because these songs go hand and hand together so well and when I heard 1#, I heard it stand-alone.
Anyways, this is by far Tool's most beautiful song that I've heard (Message For Harry Manback doesn't even come close). All the right elements just come together for this song, and it is personal. The meaning about Maynard's mom moving on, the vocals, and just the transition just all go together. I will listen to at least one of these parts daily, if I can.
And now, 1#....
1. Parabola (Album: Lateralus)
As much as I adore Wings For Marie (Parts 1 and 2), I have to be honest and give it to Parabola. Parabola's meaning about how we exist is just really personal, so much so that I consider this to be humanity's theme song. It may be hard to see the meaning, but don't take the song too literally. Plus the vocals (Maynard James Keenan has a beautiful voice) and the whole band also present the song in an amazing fashion. Whoever the hell was the astronaut who got woken up by the song is a lucky bastard.