Tool is 1990’s American rock band, Taylor Swift is the 21st century’s internet darling – but who’s a better performer on the billboard 200 chart?
Tool vs Taylor Swift and the Billboard: Tool is 1990’s American rock band from Los Angeles. The band consists of drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Justin Chancellor has been the band’s bassist since 1995 when he replaced their original bassist Paul D’Amour. Tool has won 3 Grammy Awards. They have performed worldwide tours and produced albums that have topped the charts in several countries.
While Taylor Swift, the American singer-songwriter. She has received widespread media coverage with her narrative songs about her personal life. Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums. She has 10 Grammy Awards, one Emmy, 23 Billboard Music Awards, six Guinness world records, and appearances in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world (2010, 2015, 2019).
But still, Tool can outsell Taylor Swift’s new album on Billboard 200 chart.
Hardcore fan base
Tool has recently released their new album ‘Fear Inoculum’ after a 13-year layoff. The enigmatic and influential, progressive hard rock band has its first album since 2006. As soon as they released their single fans went crazy on YouTube. The dedicated fans will surely buy the album.
The album is in the record books for this title track of Billboard Magazine. The alt-metal giants topped the charts with their last two albums, 2006’s 10,000 Days and 2001’s Lateralus. 10,000 Days sold 564,000 copies in its first week, while Lateralus bowed with 555,200 copies.
Fans have been waiting for 13 years for their new album. Tool tour almost every year but haven’t released any new track. To this guitarist, Adam Jones replies with his favorite quote about the creative process, “It’s not ready when it’s done. It’s done when it’s ready.”
On the other hand, Taylor Swift also has a loyal fanbase behind her and they can be considered a social group. She released her first album in 2006 when she was just 16. She got an instant success, with her first album reaching 39,000 sales in just one week. 13 years later, she is still a big part of the pop music scene.
Reviving metal genre
Heavy metal has its roots in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Nowadays metal is slowly fading away. With only a few bands like slipknot and Metallica bearing the metal torch, tool’s new album might be able to revive the genre. Tool was described as “the thinking person’s metal band”. They had been labeled as post-metal in 1993 and 1996, as well as in 2006 after the term came into popularity.
They were able to slip into the definition of alternative rock during the post-Nirvana era, landing a slot on the third Lollapalooza tour in 1993, which helped their first full-length debut album, Undertow, rocket to Platinum status.
Since Taylor Swift released her debut album in 2006, the singer has transitioned from being an uncommonly talented country singer to a full-on pop icon who’s used her record industry heft to secure better streaming royalties for fellow artists. Along the way, she’s also garnered an enviable amount of critical respect, becoming only the fifth artist to win Grammy.
In today’s times when a single beat dominates the whole song and any single by any artist is less than 4 minutes long, tool decided not to succumb to the pressure and kept their signature tune alive. While playing with different time signatures, tool is able to make opuses which go on for as long as 15 minutes in their latest album.
Tool’s new track “Fear Inoculum,” is a 10-minute-22-second prog-metal odyssey, with a long tabla-driven intro and multiple time signature changes. If we are talking about the foreboding length and structure of the new song, it didn’t scare fans at all. , “Fear Inoculum” is now the longest song ever to crack the Billboard Hot 100, and the first 10-minute-plus track ever to do so.
Tool is known to make songs which are introspective and open to interpretation. While all other artists like Taylor Swift are writing songs about break-ups and partying. Tool delves into the human psyche and makes the listener introspect about himself. “Exhal, expel. Recast my tale. Read my apegorical elergy” (lyrics from their title track FEAR INOCULUM). It’s hard to find such deeply meaningful lyrics in today’s times when YouTube viewership is the name of the game. Beyond this aspect of the band’s sound, each band member experiments within his wide musical scope.
On 10,000 Days, Keenan wanted to explore issues more personal to him. The album name and title track refer to the twenty-seven years during which his mother suffered from complications of a stroke until her death in 2003.
Swift’s lyrics allow women all over the world to experience these overwhelming feelings that we never knew how to put into words. She built her career on poetic honesty, and she continues to bring the same level of emotion into her pop hits. Taylor is a music icon in two different genres. Fans Of Different Genres Love Taylor Swift’s Music.
Who will top the Billboard Chart – Tool vs Taylor Swift?
Taylor Swift has dropped her seventh studio album, ‘Lover’. The album includes previously-released tracks “ME!” and “You Need to Calm Down,” as well as “The Archer” and the title track “Lover.” The Grammy winner, in the liner notes, called the 18 tracks “a love letter to love itself.”
After the album released, it dominated the Billboard 200. The singer’s seventh studio album debuted with just over 867,000 equivalent album units, of which 679,000 came from traditional sales. Tool’s long-awaited the new album is expected to shift between 240,000 and 260,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release.
The Billboard 200 chart ranking is based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. These units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” has a very good chance of beating Taylor Swift’s “Lover” for the No. 1 spot on next week’s Billboard 200 chart.