nytimes.com recently posted a insightful article about how mp3s as a medium is forming modern music: Tool’s ‘10,000 Days’ Recalls the Good Old Days of CD’s. Tool’s new album is just what is says on the tin – a proper album, in contrast to a lot of the single-serving-idol-stand-alone-hits which is getting pushed onto the consumers (not listeners, consumers) these days. Much like Pink Floyd and the like did in the 70’s and the 80’s, Tool has once again released something that won’t sound very good played on the radio or as a single track. And it’s fantastic! It can’t really be enjoyed in fragments – you need to listen to it in its entirety, and you’ll need to run through it several times before you even can hope to get it. It’s an experience. Try finding one of those on iTunes.

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