Ænima (studio album) by Tool

Ænima
Ænima by Tool
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 232nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 890 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1996 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (46th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (232nd)
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Tool bestography

Ænima is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by Tool on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tool is Lateralus which is ranked number 172 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,747.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 890 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.6/100, a mean average of 80.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.3.

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85/100
From 04/30/2021 03:05
I hate Tool fans so much that it prevents me to give a listen. But, time told me that I got to judge their discography by heart without their pretentious fans telling me what to do. At first few listens, there's nothing experimental or progressive about Tool, but somehow its crusty riffs and drumming astounds me a lot. After their new album in 2019, I had a marathon run of their albums, and finally got to them. I'm not a die-hard Tool fan but their music still sticks to me till this day. Aenima is a collective of great songs, although Lateralus got me more attention.
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From 02/10/2021 20:52
Great musical complexity. 'Stinkfist', 'Hooker With A Penis', and the title track absolutely brilliant. Few other good ones, some just average but overall a decent album
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From 02/05/2021 13:16
Fav. Tracks:

- Stinkfist
- Eulogy
- H.
- Forty Six & Two
- Pushit
- Ænema
- (-) Ions
- Third Eye
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90/100
From 02/03/2021 00:57
best sounding enema joke I've heard in a while
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65/100
From 12/23/2020 17:43
There is so much going on in this album. At times it's heavy, or accessible, or aggressive, or grand and complex, or even funny. The long tracks do justify their length, as they slowly but surely build up according to plan, nothing is random here. The "non-songs" are questionable to say the least.
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100/100
From 11/15/2020 05:41
When you take out the interlude tracks, this album has an average track rating of 87/100
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75/100
From 11/09/2020 21:05
Honestly I was kinda dissapointed by this album. There's a lot of stuff I like but there's also a lot I don't like. For one, all the pointless filler interlude tracks, I'd say that the only one that serves a purpose is "Intermission". There were also a few songs on here that didn't really appeal to me, particularly "Hooker With A Penis" and "Third Eye". Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the album's bad, there are some real gems on here like "Forty Six & 2", "Ænema", and especially "Pushit". Overall I'd say it's a decent album, but I definitely prefer the more clean & polished sound on Lateralus.
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90/100
From 10/23/2020 02:59
I have to admit this probably my least favorite Tool album. The interlude tracks feel completely pointless and really drag down the album for me. Still a great album, but it doesn't appeal to me in the same way it does for most.
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From 01/03/2020 02:16
Anime is my favorite Screwdriver album
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From 12/29/2019 20:31
My gateway to hard/progressive rock/metal.
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Best Albums of 1996
1. Pinkerton by Weezer
2. If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle And Sebastian
3. Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow
4. Ænima by Tool
5. Odelay by Beck
6. Long Season by フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
7. Soundtracks For The Blind by Swans
8. Tigermilk by Belle And Sebastian
9. ATLiens by OutKast
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