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    Default Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Many fans of NIN also happen to be fans of Tool, and vice-versa. Taking into account their live performances and albums, is it possible to say which is better overall?
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    I don't understand the point of these polls.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    NIN

    July 21- Soundgarden- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
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    Oct 21- Portishead- Berkeley Greek
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Um well, to answer your question, yes. Tool is better live, and Tool makes generally better music and has a higher ratio of good to bad material than does NIN.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Tool, but not by much I suppose.

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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by psycobetabuckdown View Post
    Tool makes generally better music and has a higher ratio of good to bad material than does NIN.
    Is it easier to say that, since NIN has a great deal more material released than Tool?
    Perhaps it appears there are more NIN songs considering that there are plenty of remixes of NIN tracks.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    And Obzen, is your name an allusion to Meshuggah?
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Tool is too hard for me.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    That's what she said.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    That was a gentle lob headed your way.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Mmmmm gentle lobs.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    Tool is too hard for me.
    As in, 'heavy' or 'complicated' ?
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    Haha. Really?
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    You never know with someone who throws lobs.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Perhaps I should have been more specific and asked: Tool's Lateralus tour vs. NIN's Lights in The Sky tour.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    overall...tool is probably best. but when you take into account the last 4 years or so of tool vs what nin has done, nin probably is the best recently, mainly cause of maynards attitude and the uninspired setlists they've had recently.

    now if you're asking what is better, Tool Lateralus tour or NIN LITS....that's a tough one. visually, i think LITS was better as well as the overall production. but the tool lateralus tour was SOLID. not as crazy of visuals as LITS, but their music/setlist selections that tour were perfect.

    if i HAD to pick. i'd pick tool. but they only beat out NIN by a cunthair.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    NIN> Tool

    Tool would never play a whole album or play 38-40 song setlists.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    Tool would never play a whole album or play 38-40 song setlists.
    It's no longer possible for Tool to play a whole album since Maynard cannot perform certain songs anymore (e.g. 20-second scream on The Grudge, Ticks and Leeches, or Eulogy).
    As well, although some of NIN's song are long, not all of them are; whereas the songs that Tool performs now are typically much longer and have extended versions. 40 songs by Tool would equate to a 5 or 6 hour show...

    More on duration of the show, 3 hours would pushit for Tool. There would have to be longer synth interludes between songs I suppose, or a 30 minute long intermission with ambience like the most recent tour.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    NIN> Tool

    Tool would never play a whole album or play 38-40 song setlists.
    as of recent, i'd tend to agree with you. overall though? tough call.

    and i'd put 38-40 song setlists past Tool...but i could see them bustin out an album someday.
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Plus NIN has had David bowie as a guest.

    tool would have like tricky or Jello Biafra at the best Zack deroacha

    Sin what tour should i look up to see the larger setlists for Tool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendulum View Post
    And Obzen, is your name an allusion to Meshuggah?
    No, I came up with obZen - I hate Meshuggah; they stole my idea.




    Cool story, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    Tool would never play a whole album or play 38-40 song setlists.
    Really though, it doesn't mean dick.




    It means Tool.

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    That's wild!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    I think my favourite part of Massive Attack's set was when they

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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Larger setlists for Tool:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrLNG...eature=related

    Check the drop box below the video.
    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Bendulum View Post
    Is it easier to say that, since NIN has a great deal more material released than Tool?
    Perhaps it appears there are more NIN songs considering that there are plenty of remixes of NIN tracks.
    Yes, in a way, but Tool expressly choose not to release material more often because they want to ensure that when they do release an album, it's actually good. At least Maynard has said that; I'm sure the other members would gladly put out albums every two years, but Maynard won't do it.

    I'm not saying they're perfect. 10,000 days was pretty good but not great. However, NIN has released some pure shit at various times. I still love a lot of Trent's stuff but even the stuff I do like isn't as interesting as Tool to me.

    I missed both Lateralus tour and LITS tour so I can't really speak to those live shows. But I saw NIN with Jane's Addiction and I've seen Tool four times, and each of those four times was much better than the NIN show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendulum View Post
    Larger setlists for Tool:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrLNG...eature=related

    Check the drop box below the video.
    Tool
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    02. The Grudge
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    05. Ticks And Leeches
    06. Parabola (No Parabol, But There Is A Parabol-Like Intro)
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    16. Opiate (With Guest:Tricky)
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    does not equal this

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    Translation

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    Still pretty serious about this.

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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    that NIN show at Coachella was so fucking incredible. Looked like it was set on the Death Star with those blue LED lights going up and down. Doesn't it feel better to be at the complete mercy of the swaying crowd with no control over your own movements?
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post


    Nine Inch Nails Concert at The Forum, Inglewood, CA,
    Sept 8th 2008

    999,999
    1,000,000
    Letting You
    Discipline
    March of the Pigs
    Head Down
    The Frail
    Closer
    Gave Up
    The Warning
    Vessel
    5 Ghosts I
    17 Ghosts II
    19 Ghosts III
    Piggy
    The Greater Good
    Pinion
    Wish
    Terrible Lie
    Survivalism
    The Big Come Down
    31 Ghosts IV
    Only
    The Hand That Feeds
    Head Like a Hole
    Encore:
    Echoplex
    Reptile
    God Given
    Hurt
    30)In This Twilight
    You forgot 'Coffin on the Dance Floor' and 'Pussy Grinder'
    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    I think my favourite part of Massive Attack's set was when they

    http://www.qctop.com/articles/upload/France-89097.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycobetabuckdown View Post
    Um well, to answer your question, yes. Tool is better live, and Tool makes generally better music and has a higher ratio of good to bad material than does NIN.
    well said.

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    Default Re: Nine Inch Nails Vs. Tool

    Tool is not better live.

    Both bands are fantastic though, and should never have to compete like this.

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