Best Tool Albums

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1 Lateralus

This garbage band has never released a good album. All of their songs are tiring, dull, pretentious and complex for the sake of being complex, no substance whatsoever.
I hope they never release another abomination (album).

Tool haters are horrible people.

My Top 5 Favorite Tool Albums:
#5:Opiate
#4:Undertow
#3:AEnima
#2:Lateralus
#1:10,000 Days

I personally was obsessed with 10,000 Days for the longest time. That album is where Maynard shines more than ever. I love each album Tool has put out, but artistic and creativity-wise, Lateralus is the best. The single fact that one track (the title track) featured clues hidden in the structure of itself that led to a complete re-organizing of the album's track list makes it the best. Not only is Lateralus beautiful start to finish by itself, but if re-ordered to fit the "Holy Gift" way, each song leads into the next with perfect symmetry, perfect timing, and perfect harmony. This album is by far my favorite in all of history.

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2 Aenima

Trust me, in my earlier years as a diehard Tool nerd I would no doubt have said Lateralus, but as my musical sense has matured I've come to realize and comprehend the complex, progressive and technical nature of this album. It still hurts to this day to give up my previous top spots of The Grudge and Ticks & Leeches, but I just have to acknowledge that Pushit, Third Eye and Eulogy are on a completely different level than any other songs I've ever heard. The heavy 46 & Two and Jimmy are both very dear to me as well. And I mean who can forget the catchy and incredibly raw Stinkfist and Aenima? I should probably even mention the hilarious little segments like Die eier von Satan and Intermission. And while I think all band members do absolutely divine work on all albums, I just have to say that Maynard does his best work here with some insanely emotional and beautiful delivery (the climax of Pushit gives me goosebumps EVERY time), but he also shines with different vocal styles throughout ...more

AEnima just has the all around best sound as it's a middle point for Tool. I like all of their albums quite a lot but AEnima struck a perfect balance between dark, angry songs like the stuff on Undertow and Opiate and more deep and philosophical songs that would come later and besides the filler songs like Intermission and Message to Harry Manback,(which are pretty funny anyway) all of the songs are amazing. The album definitely grew on me as well, as it took me a couple listens to really start loving Eulogy and Pushit. It's also the only full length album that doesn't have a song that I'm kind of partial on or don't really enjoy that much, like Flood, Ticks and leeches, and Jambi. Anyways I know TLDR:AEnima is such a great album and a true middle point for Tool.

This album is NR 1 Not fair to be in 2nd

What? its just better that Lateralus. what Keep voting that album is masterpiece

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3 10,000 Days

Absolutely deserves to be #1

I prefer this one over lateralus. So many cool songs, very cool progression and the lyrics and vocals are amazing!
Personal rank:
1- 10000 days
2- Lateralus
3- Aenema
4- Undertown
5 - Opiate

This is NR 1 vote lads

A very deep and emotional album. I love AEnima to death, but 10,000 days takes the lead.

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4 Undertow

This album was the reason I never got into them for so long,

This is considered their worst album for a number of reasons: it's less progressive, it's not as creative as the others, it lacks structure.

For some reason though, it's my favourite one. Possibly because of the heaviness of it.

Better than 10, 000 Days =)

Not as complex as later albums but still a lot to like about it.

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5 Opiate

Just discovered this first album. It's awesome! I like it better than the others.

This is a great ep. its got some great tunes on it such as sweat (which is the best on the album), opiate, hush and the hidden track

Hidden track is called The Gaping Lotus Experience by the way - HenryMan73

6 72826

Tool's biggest secret

7 Salival

Pushit. Best song. Best version. You lied was amazing

Pretty damn hard to find in stores.

Yes, this is an album - and an expensive buy - but I would pay triple for the cd-side of things alone. Their re-imagining of 'Push It' is a journey like no other, along with all the other great covers and live output. 80-minutes of greatness that the cd itself weighs 5kg. A beast!

8 The Holy Gift
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