A Perfect Circle
Eat The Elephant
While Tool’s return is repeatedly delayed, Maynard James Keenan’s other big concern subtly revealed their first album proper in 15 years. Dominated by strings and keys means that when Billy Howerdel’s sustained notes and emotive melodies hit on The Doomed and So Long And Thanks For All The Fish they’re all the more impactful over Keenan’s sardonic vocals. Though lopsided with the better tracks The Disillusioned and TalkTalk near the front, the towering solo on the later Feathers is just achingly perfect melancholy.