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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. 

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Photo: Tool Dissectional, Volcano, RCA

    1. Fear Inoculum
    2. Pneuma
    3. Litanie contre la peur (instrumental; French for "Litany Against Fear")
    4. Invincible
    5. Legion Inoculant" (instrumental)
    6. Descending
    7. Culling Voices
    8. Chocolate Chip Trip (instrumental)
    9. 7empest
    10. Mockingbear (instrumental)

    • Release Date: 2019
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