This was my favourite album of their due to my depression episodes in that times probably. But still... this is different. Very intimate. Heavier. Atmospheric. Full of grief. I recall now John Frusciante's words about his own album "Empyrean" that it is music to played very loud in dark living rooms. I feel something like this about 10.000 days. I associate this with sitting lonely, separated from the others, contemplating my own melancholic shit. Or not even thinking. Just being drowned in this atmosphere.
It is a good record and it has the right elements to be a proper Tool album, but for some reason i don't feel i have developed a strong inspiring connection over the years to its music and lyrics, unlike Lateralus or Ænima IMHO. I really, really hope Tool's next record to be better than 10,000 days.
Слушаю этот альбом с 15-летнего возраста и каждый раз нахожу в нём что-то новое. Жаль, что новый альбом после неоднократных анонсов так и не вышел. Но, всё же, если "10 000 Days" станет последним альбомом группы, то это будет яркая точка.
I was disappointed when I bought it on the day of release but it's a slow grower, took over a year to get into it. This album comes off as inspired and legitimate artistic progression, not retro-kitch a la recent Opeth.