It takes a certain type of person to enjoy a Tool album. And we thank the stars that we're part of this group every time we hear one of the band's songs get shuffled into our iTunes mix. The follow-up to 2001's Lateralus, 10,000 Days ($9) is easily the best hard rock/metal disc to come out in the last couple of years. Maynard James Keenan has shelved his A Perfect Circle tone for a superb offering that starts out stronger than any Tool album to date. You'll be stunned by his lyrical intellect and the band's masterfully precise chaotic sound. Standout tracks: "Vicarious,"
"Jambi," and "The Pot."