The Best Tool Albums of All-Time  

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Tool is considered not only one of the pioneering alternative hard rock bands, but one of the greatest rock bands of all time. List of the best Tool albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Tool discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Tool albums can be found at the top of the list. The band formed in 1990 and is known for a distinctive alt rock meets heavy metal sound, all under the charismatic tutelage and vocals of Maynard James Keenan. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Tool singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Tool album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Tool album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Tool album of all time, this list will answer your question. Examples of albums include Ænima and Lateralus. This list of popular Tool CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

Lateralus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tool Albums of All-Time
Photo: Volcano

1. The Grudge
2. Eon Blue Apocalypse
3. The Patient
4. Mantra
5. Schism
6. Parabol
7. Parabola
8. Ticks & Leeches
9. Lateralus
10. Disposition
11. Reflection
12. Triad
13. Faaip de Oiad

Pitchfork score: 1.9

Release Date: 2001

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10,000 Days is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tool Albums of All-Time
Photo: Tool Dissectional ,Volcano

1. Vicarious
2. Jambi
3. Wings for Marie (Pt 1)
4. 10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)
5. The Pot
6. Lipan Conjuring
7. Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann)
8. Rosetta Stoned
9. Intension
10. Right in Two
11. Viginti Tres

Pitchfork score: 5.9

Release Date: 2006

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Ænima is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tool Albums of All-Time
Photo: Zoo

1. Stinkfist
2. Eulogy
3. H.
4. Useful Idiot
5. Forty Six & 2
6. Message to Harry Manback
7. Hooker with a Penis
8. Intermission
9. jimmy
10. Die Eier von Satan
11. Pushit
12. Cesaro Summability
13. Ænema
14. (-) Ions
15. Third Eye

Release Date: 1996

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#23 of 1080 on The Best Albums of the 1990s #30 of 840 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time #31 of 346 on The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

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Undertow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tool Albums of All-Time
Photo: Zoo

1. Intolerance
2. Prison Sex
3. Sober
4. Bottom
5. Crawl Away
6. Swamp Song
7. Undertow
8. 4°
9. Flood
10. Disgustipated

Release Date: 1993

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