Ænima (studio album) by Tool
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The best album by Tool is Lateralus which is ranked number 179 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,745.
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Epic and big metal symphony. Psin ful and long, but quite rewsrding for bad days on planet aEarth
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.
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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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.
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
- Forty Six & Two
- (-) Ions
- Third Eye
best sounding enema joke I've heard in a while
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.
When you take out the interlude tracks, this album has an average track rating of 87/100
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