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The Tool Page: An Article

Publication: SPIN Magazine

Date: January, 2002

Transcribed by
Bryan the Article Transcriber (

  page: 77
 title: Albums of the Year
author: Unknown

Tool-Lateralus number 16 out of 20 albums for the year of 

What does Tool know that the new-jack hammerheads 
trailing in there wake don't? That the best metal is sexy as 
well as spooky, reflective as well as raging, and at least 
occasionally- Smart as well as dumb. 

Also: That you should nver underestimate the power of a cool-
ass graphic design. Spine-crushing dynamics, and the best 
rock howl of the year (see "The Grudge"). 

Anger can be healing.

Posted to t.d.n: 03/20/02 00:58:03