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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. 

Ænima is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tool Albums of All Time
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Ænima


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

Artist: Tool

Tracks: Third Eye, Useful Idiot, Jimmy, Cesaro Summability, Die Eier Von Satan, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Rock music, Alternative metal

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#21 on The Best Albums of the 1990s

#42 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time

#14 on The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

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Lateralus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tool Albums of All Time
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Lateralus


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

Release Date: 2001

Artist: Tool

Tracks: Schism, Faaip de Oiad, The Grudge, Parabol, Parabola, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Alternative metal, Art rock

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#45 on The Top Metal Albums of All Time

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10,000 Days is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tool Albums of All Time
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10,000 Days


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

Release Date: 2006

Artist: Tool

Producer: Tool

Tracks: Intension, 10, 000 Days (Wings, Part 2), Rosetta Stoned, + more

Length (mins): 01:15:52

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Alternative metal, Post-metal, Art rock

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


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

Artist: Tool

Producer: Tool, Sylvia Massy

Tracks: [silence], [silence], [silence], [silence], [silence], + more

Length (mins): 01:09:14

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative metal, Grunge

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#35 on The Best Albums of the 1990s

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