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Ænima (album) by Tool

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Ænima
Ænima by Tool (1996)
Overall rank: 192nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 725 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1996 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (45th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (192nd)

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Tool bestography

Ænima is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by Tool on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tool is Lateralus which is ranked number 165 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,208.

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Members who like this album also like: OK Computer by Radiohead, Lateralus by Tool and Kid A by Radiohead.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 725 votes)
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90/100
Vulgar, aggressive, loud, funny at times, yet dark, excellent alternative metal record.
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100/100
Danny Carey's drumming on this album alone is enough to make this album a stone-cold masterpiece, but everything else is executed perfectly.

The lyrics are as tortured as Undertow but nearly as cerebral as Lateralus

It's been my favorite metal album since the middle of Highschool, and I'm about to graduate with my Bachelors. As I've continued to come back to it I've consistently had my mind blown. I doubt it'll ever change.
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95/100
Over a year later since my last comment and I probably like this album more now. Great drums, awesome bass, heavy to melodic guitars, and Maynard is at his peak. Lateralus is right up there with this but for some reason I come back to this one more often.

Also > I found, ironically enough, all my favorite songs from this album are the ODD numbered ones. Stinkfist, H, Forty-Six & 2, Hooker With A Penis, Jimmy, Pushit, & Aenima...
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90/100
Dirty, angry, intense.
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95/100
Where's the love for Tool? Only 80 overall? Great album. Heavy, dark, and eerie. Better than Lateralus in my opinion but it's close. My favorite Tool song is Forty Six & 2.

Other great songs: Stinkfist, Eulogy, H, Hooker with Penis, Title Track & Third Eye.

Could go without some of the "filler" but they fit the vibe of the album. I do like the Useful Idiot interlude. Message to Harry Manback is a little too weird/creepy.
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95/100
Brilliantly written with complicated time signatures. Not an easy thing to do. Somehow they make it seem effortless on this album
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95/100
I'm a late bloomer when it comes to Tool. 10,000 Days became one of my most listened to albums last year as I finally was able to latch on to their music and appreciate it as a listener, not just musician.

Then my discovery of AEnima happened. I didn't put it away for months. There have been few albums I've been obsessed with in my life as much as AEnima. Danny Carey's drumming has influenced my playing in a way I can say only few others have. Maynard's vocals are powerful, memorable, and beautiful. The songs and arrangements are engulfing, the production is next to immaculate, and even the filler interlude songs serve purpose and help the album flow.

This is the Dark Side of the Moon of the 90's.
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Rating:  
85/100
The album that began my journey out of a metal only mindset and into the possibilities of what music can be in all forms. Forever grateful to this piece of art for helping to relieve me of over-bearing elitism that plagued my locked potential to expand my music palette. Oh, the album itself is fuckin killer as well.
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90/100
Not being too progressive yet, Tool's AEnima feels like upgraded Undertow, more complex then its predecessor but still having the alternative vibe.
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80/100
Best Tool album. Still not magnificent or anything, but it's a funny listen.
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