Tool Discography

The first release Tool ever made was Opiate, although many sites out there will tell you there are just 4 albums of Tool, there are actually 5, or 6 if you count Salival, which was an entity on its own. So the first album, although with just six songs on it was Opiate, and it was the most important album they ever made, that is the album that made Tool possible.

Opiate


Opiate

Opiate

Zoo Entertainment, March 10, 1992

1. Sweat 3:46
2. Hush 2:48
3. Part of Me 3:17
4. Cold and Ugly 4:09
5. Jerk-Off (live) – 4:23
6. “Opiate” – 8:28
Contains the hidden track “The Gaping Lotus Experience”

The album features video for the song “Hush” which was mostly banned from airing due to the fact that the band members were naked wearing only the sign “Parental Advisory” over their genitals.

Undertow


Undertow

Undertow

Zoo Entertainment, April 6, 1993

1. Intolerance 4:53
2. Prison Sex 4:56
3. Sober 5:06
4. Bottom 7:13
5. Crawl Away 5:29
6. Swamp Song 5:31
7. Undertow 5:21
8. 4° 6:02
9. Flood 7:45
10. Disgustipated 15:47

The Undertow was a new revelation in the book of music, presenting songs like Bottom, Sober and Prison Sex. The official boom and a great commercial success for the band, the album that made Tool’s fans into a cult that will love them until the end and after.

Ænima


Aenima

Aenima

Zoo Entertainment, September 17, 1996

1.    Stinkfist 5:11
2.    Eulogy 8:28
3.    H 6:07
4.    Useful Idiot 0:39
5.    Forty Six & 2 6:02
6.    Message to Harry Manback 1:53
7.    Hooker with a Penis 4:33
8.    Intermission 0:56
9.    Jimmy 5:24
10.    Die Eier von Satan 2:17
11.    Pushit 9:55
12.    Cesaro Summability 1:26
13.    Ænema 6:37
14.    Ions 4:00
15.    Third Eye 13:47

Ænima was the next level for Tool, the step nobody anticipated. The progression of their music couldn’t be described, but everyone knew that they will bring something new never before seen or heard, and everyone listened and everyone followed.

Salival


Salival

Salival

Volcano Entertainment, December 12, 2000

1. Third Eye 14:05
2. Part of Me 3:32
3. Pushit 13:56
4. Message to Harry Manback II 1:14
5. You Lied 9:17
6. Merkaba 9:48
7. No Quarter 11:12
8. L.A. Municipal Court / Maynard’s Dick 10:53

When Tool first released this box set there were numerous typing mistakes, or were they? Well, nobody knows, but the fact that only certain names were mistyped confuses many of their fans, especially because the chronological order of the songs is reversed.

Lateralus


Lateralus

Lateralus

Volcano Entertainment, May 15, 2001

1. The Grudge 8:36
2. Eon Blue Apocalypse 1:04
3. The Patient 7:13
4. Mantra 1:12
5. Schism 6:47
6. Parabol 3:04
7. Parabola 6:03
8. Ticks & Leeches 8:10
9. Lateralus 9:24
10. Disposition 4:46
11. Reflection 11:07
12. Triad 8:46
13. Faaip de Oiad 2:39

Tool’s official third album was something that left everyone speechless. Lateralus was the evolution of music; evolution of everything Tool was and is. Critics gave their most positive reviews, fans flipped over it, and the sales were best so far, after 5 years Tool was worth the wait.

10,000 Days


10,000 Days

10,000 Days

Tool Dissectional, Volcano Entertainment, May 2, 2006

1. Vicarious 7:06
2. Jambi 7:28
3. Wings for Marie (Pt 1) 6:11
4. 10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2) 11:13
5. The Pot 6:21
6. Lipan Conjuring 1:11
7. Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann) 3:46
8. Rosetta Stoned 11:11
9. Intension 7:21
10. Right in Two 8:55
11. Viginti Tres 5:02

10,000 days is the last album Tool released. Although the direction of their music remained similar there are significant improvements from Lateralus. The greatest surprise was the opening for the song “The Pot”, but after listening the album the greatest song revealed is the title of the album, 10,000 days, the equivalent of the Lateralus.

We are all hoping for a new release in 2010 or eventually 2011, the band is officially in studio, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.