Undertow (studio album) by Tool

Undertow
Undertow by Tool
Year: 1993
Overall rank: 1,093rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 437 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1993 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (212th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,093rd)
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Undertow by Tool (CD, Jul-1999, Zomba (USA))
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Tool bestography

Undertow is ranked 4th 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 10,731.

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Undertow track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 437 votes)
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03/27/2021 11:32 Timestarter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,95688/100
 
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03/21/2021 03:22 Johnoneill1  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 21277/100
 
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03/19/2021 16:10 NHGRANITE  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,27674/100
 
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03/19/2021 12:47 Dunnand  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,18573/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.9/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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From 02/01/2021 18:47
One of the best metal debut albums ever. The whole album is so ferocious and anger-fueled
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From 12/31/2019 10:26
Awesome record.
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80/100
From 02/22/2019 17:44
Great debut album!
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85/100
From 12/20/2017 02:59
Underrated. If this was the sound that Tool stuck with everyone would love it. It doesn't have the scope of later Tool albums, but it rocks hard while giving the listener a shot of intelligent lyrics every once in a while.
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From 01/11/2016 08:20
A great debut album. "Intolerance" and "Sober" are among my favourite Tool songs. But in the grand scheme of things, this album was just the beginning for Tool.
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70/100
From 07/01/2015 01:30
Sober was awesome
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From 05/06/2015 21:34
Not a bad debut, but it lacks the interesting and dynamic metal songs of their subsequent albums. Sober is good and Prison Sex is decent, but the rest leaves a lot to be desired.
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70/100
From 01/21/2014 04:18
It's true - Tool hitting the mainstream led to a bunch of awful copycat bands. Can one resent them for that? Maybe not... but this album doesn't grab me.
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From 08/17/2013 00:51
A great debut album filled with great tracks a great debut from a groundbreaking band that was just getting started
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From 08/30/2012 03:26
The first three songs are Tool classics, and there are plenty of enjoyable passages throughout the rest of the material.
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