Ænima (album) by Tool

Ænima
Ænima by Tool
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 236th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 823 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1996 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (49th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (236th)
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Firelight The Benjamin Gate Anberlin String Quartet Tribute To Tool’s Aenima
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TOOL - Aenima CD 1996
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Time left: 22h 15m 4s
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Tool, Aenima CD, Supplied by Gaming Squad
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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 166 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,143.

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82/100 (from 823 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.5.

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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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95/100
From 11/25/2019 20:26
Definetly the best album of 1996
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From 10/15/2019 06:27
Very heavy Tool album
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From 08/03/2019 17:14
Really good album.

Favorites: Stinkfist, Eulogy, AEnima.
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From 02/22/2019 17:47
Vulgar, aggressive, loud, funny at times, yet dark, excellent alternative metal record.
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From 01/31/2019 06:20
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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From 09/25/2018 14:13
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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From 07/12/2017 00:31
Dirty, angry, intense.
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From 06/23/2017 01:28
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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Best Albums of 1996
1. Pinkerton by Weezer
2. If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle And Sebastian
3. Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow
4. Odelay by Beck
5. Ænima by Tool
6. Long Season by フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
7. Soundtracks For The Blind by Swans
8. Sublime by Sublime
9. Tigermilk by Belle And Sebastian
10. Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers
11. Richard D. James Album by Aphex Twin
12. ATLiens by OutKast
13. On Avery Island by Neutral Milk Hotel
14. Murder Ballads by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
15. Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z
16. Being There by Wilco
17. The Score by Fugees
18. Beautiful Freak by Eels
19. This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About by Modest Mouse
20. New Adventures In Hi-Fi by R.E.M.
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