Thirteenth Step On A Perfect Circle's second album, frontman Maynard James Keenan sounds as elliptically tortured as ever, reeling out impressionistic laments in his portentous baritone. Keenan,… 2003-09-16 A Perfect Circle
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Thirteenth Step (2003)

Details Release Date: Sep 16, 2003; Lead Performance: A Perfect Circle

On A Perfect Circle's second album, frontman Maynard James Keenan sounds as elliptically tortured as ever, reeling out impressionistic laments in his portentous baritone. Keenan, who doubles as singer for misery-mates Tool, famously refuses to discuss the specifics of his demons in interviews, but his band's winding, off-kilter rhythms and contrapuntal guitar riffs create an ominous atmosphere that'll make you inclined to forgive his stubbornness.

Originally posted Sep 19, 2003 Published in issue #729 Sep 19, 2003 Order article reprints
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