Contact Us

No. 15: A Perfect Circle, ‘Mer de Noms’ – Best Debut Hard Rock Albums

A Perfect Circle, 'Mer de Noms'
Virgin

Maynard James Keenan, best known for his work in Tool, found himself inspired after his onetime guitar tech, Billy Howerdel, showed him a more melodic collection of tracks he was working on. A Perfect Circle was launched and the band’s 2000 debut, ‘Mer de Noms,’ also featured such accomplished players as Josh Freese, making APC one of rock’s most interesting side bands.

The lush and atmospheric instrumentation combined with Keenan’s lyrical intensity immediately connected, with ’3 Libras,’ ‘Judith’ and ‘The Hollow’ all earning airplay. Songs like ‘Renholder,’ ‘Thinking of You’ and ‘Rose’ also stood out amongst the sound journey that was the ‘Mer de Noms’ album.

Next: No. 14

Skip to: No. 25 | No. 20No. 10 | No. 5

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!