Thirteenth Step

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2003
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 134 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 134

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  1. christoiphern
    Sep 27, 2003
    4
    Turn on any clearchannel radio station, and this could be on.
  2. forkyou
    Oct 3, 2003
    6
    meh
  3. MichaelR
    Sep 25, 2003
    6
    Half of the album is good, the other half forgettable, much like Mer De Noms, but without any songs as good as De Nom's Orestes, 3 Libras, Rose, and Bena. It's funny, between this album and Mer De Noms, you have one great album.
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. By muting Tool's over-the-top attack, Keenan has more time to devote to deepening the textures throughout.
  2. Sounds more like the dusky thrum of Disintegration-era Cure than it does any of the members' previous bands.
  3. Spin
    50
    It's more cerebral than aggressive.... A derivative effort that makes Keenan sound less talented than he actually is. [Oct 2003, p.105]