Ænima (studio album) by Tool

Ænima by Tool
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 253rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 976 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1996 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (50th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (253rd)
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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 184 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,778.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 976 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 81.5/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.7.

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90/100
From 04/16/2024 11:16
''...und keine Eier ! ''
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80/100
From 03/29/2024 09:53
Very good progressive metal, my only complaint is it drags a bit by the end of the album, some of the lyrics and annoying interludes.
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85/100
From 10/12/2022 16:07
Great album. A little too long, I don´t really like the interludes a lot. But the highlights are amazing. Overall a great experience, with a few changes I would call it a materpiece.
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From 04/20/2022 10:07
Epic and big metal symphony. Psin ful and long, but quite rewsrding for bad days on planet aEarth
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40/100
From 02/12/2022 20:45
Some real highlights on here - Stinkfist which is a rare 100/100 and one of my all-time favourites, Push It, Anema, Eulogy and 46 & 2. But there are too many pointless interludes that offer absolutely nothing. So it doesn't work as an album for me. Remove all the filler, and then it's a great album. Listening to it all is just a chore. Such a shame.
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75/100
From 11/14/2021 21:20
This is a great album filled with fantastic moments that you can enjoy every time you revisit. The songs that really stood out to me on the record was the title track, Forty Six & 2 and Stinkfist. All of them are aggressive and possess phenomenal guitar work and vocal performances and they really demonstrate TOOL at its strongest. This standard is also upheld on a few other tracks so there is always another reason to keep on listening. However, the record does feel a bit filler heavy with the 77 minute run time being really dragged out. This is mainly due to the interludes which are pretty much pointless and do disrupt the flow of the album. Furthermore, there are whole songs that do feel a little unnecessary and I do sometimes skip them when I listen to the record. Overall, this album has phenomenal moments and really highlights the quality of the group and if it was trimmed down or more substance was added to the weaker tracks it could be one of the greatest records ever but it just falls short in my opinion.
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85/100
From 05/16/2021 20:23
Não é atoa que são lendários!
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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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80/100
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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90/100
From 02/05/2021 13:16
Fav. Tracks:

- Stinkfist
- Eulogy
- H.
- Forty Six & Two
- Pushit
- Ænema
- (-) Ions
- Third Eye
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Best Albums of 1996
1. If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle And Sebastian
2. Pinkerton by Weezer
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. ATLiens by OutKast
9. Tigermilk by Belle And Sebastian
10. Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers
11. Richard D. James Album by Aphex Twin
12. The Score by Fugees
13. Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z
14. Sublime by Sublime
15. Murder Ballads by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
16. Beautiful Freak by Eels
17. New Adventures In Hi-Fi by R.E.M.
18. Being There by Wilco
19. On Avery Island by Neutral Milk Hotel
20. Tidal by Fiona Apple
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