Sound — 10
Mer De Noms is deeper and more brooding than Thirteenth Step, and seems to be mellower in some parts.
Lyrics — 10
A Perfect Circle always has articulate, meaningful lyrics, but Mer De Noms has some of the best lyrics I've ever heard. The songs Magdelena and Judith have awesome lyrics.
Overall Impression — 10
Mer De Noms is an excellent CD and I think that it is A Perfect Circle's best. The sound is comparable to Maynards other band, Tool, but the lyrics are better. I love how articulate and powerful the vocals are in this album, and the songs Magdelena and The Hollow are awesome. This is my favorite CD.