Today marks nine years since the release of Tool’s last studio album, 10,000 Days.  Yes, nine.  It’s been a long, frustrating wait for Tool fans, but we are led to believe that our wait is almost over.  The band indicated in 2014 that a lengthy lawsuit had slowed work on a new album.  With that behind them, it sounds like it’s all systems go.  But even without distraction, this band isn’t known for getting in a big rush.  I predict we'll see something in 2016.  As we continue our wait, I thought I’d pay homage to 10,000 Days as it turns nine years old.

Released in North America on May 2nd, 2006, 10,000 Days was another strong and robust album, clocking in at nearly 76 minutes.  It’s, quite simply, a Tool album.  It had its ambience, brooding and multiple tracks clocking in at over 10 minutes.  It also had its successful radio singles – “Vicarious”, “The Pot” and “Jambi”.  It performed well commercially, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and going on to multi-platinum status.