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Ænima (/ˈɒnɪmə/) is the second studio album by American rock ba...

wikipedia - 17 Sep 2016
Ænima (/ˈɒnɪmə/) is the second studio album by American rock band Tool. It was released in vinyl format on September 17, 1996, and in compact disc format on October 1, 1996, through Zoo Entertainment. The album was recorded and cut at Ocean Way, Hollywood and The Hook, North Hollywood from 1995 to 1996. The album was produced by David Bottrill.

21 Years Ago: Tool Conjure Up Spirituality + Anger With 'Ænima'

Loudwire - 01 Oct 2015
On Oct. 1, 1996 (Sept. 17 on vinyl), Tool unleashed one of their career-defining albums, Ænima, an essential release for the golden age of '90s alternative rock. Before Ænima went on to sell more than 3 million copies in the U.S. alone, Tool were ...

Mental Metal: Tool's Ænima Turns 20

Consequence of Sound (blog) - 10 Sep 2016
I can't think of a better introduction to this notoriously dense band than that word Ænima; lyrically, musically, and especially in the title, the album covers all of the ground between meditations on the nature of consciousness and jokes about poop ...

Ænima Turns 20

Stereogum - 16 Sep 2016
Tool have always blurred the lines between challenging their audience and outright fucking with it. This was seldom more apparent than on 1996's Ænima, released on vinyl 20 years ago tomorrow and two weeks later on CD. Even the title was its own weird ...

Why Ænima Is Tool's Darkest Album

Alternative Nation (blog) - 16 Sep 2016
Ænima is Tool's darkest and most dense album to date, and gets better after repeated listens as it has several classic tracks. The record takes the style created on Undertow and expands on its influences, which range from Melvins to Bill Hicks. Like ...

St. Vincent covers Tool for BBC Radio 6 Music: Watch

Consequence of Sound (blog) - 10 Jun 2018
Naturally, she tagged Pantera's “Cowboys From Hell”, and even played the tough riff without a pick, shortly before diving straight into Tool's iconic Ænima single. It's a short bit, but here's hoping she fleshes the song out for future setlists. Watch ...

Tool's 'Undertow': 10 Things You Didn't Know

RollingStone.com - 06 Apr 2018
Tool's first album sounded like nothing else at the time. Dark, mysterious, angry, complex, meticulously crafted and loaded with oddly amorphous song structures, 1993's Undertow confounded both music critics (many of whom tried to lump the band in with ...

See Primus Play Tool's 'Aenima' With Danny Carey

RollingStone.com - 15 Sep 2014
Primus recently recruited Tool's Danny Carey to fill in for their drummer, Tim “Herb” Alexander – who is still recovering from open-heart surgery in July – and they welcomed him into the fold by playing a snippet of his band's late-Nineties single ...

Every Tool Song, Ranked

L.A. Weekly - 17 Jan 2017
I should add that the cover art for Ænima looks like the hybrid design of a wormhole and a microchip. Without researching this, I'd surmise the cover is a suggestion to take a leap over to the other side, by shattering through Blake's "doors of ...

Tool Producer Responds To 'Strange Rumors' Surrounding Band

Alternative Nation (blog) - 22 Feb 2017
A few months ago, producer David Bottrill looked back at Ænima 20 years later with First Post. He discussed strange rumors surrounding Tool, and how the band enjoy messing with their fans. “I don't really follow those. It's for the fans mostly. I know ...

Is Tool Really a Band for Stupid White Trash?

Riverfront Times (blog) - 22 Jan 2016
My group of dude friends (now grown men who I still affectionately refer to as “The Basement Boys” because we always seemed to be hanging out in someone's unfinished suburban basement) introduced me to Tool right before the release of Ænima in 1996.

10 Key Songs From A Perfect Circle's Inner Circle

Louder - 12 Apr 2018
A confrontational supergroup fronted by Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan, A Perfect Circle have a refreshing approach: they don't really care whether you take them or leave them. We tell their story in issue 248 of Classic Rock, and to whet your ...

Watch St. Vincent Cover Tool's “Forty Six & 2”

Pitchfork - 10 Jun 2018
St. Vincent took over BBC Radio 6's Instagram on Friday, and at one point, she was asked which riffs she wishes she had written. After playing Pantera's “Cowboys From Hell,” she started playing and singing Tool's Ænima single “Forty Six & 2” (which ...

Bill Hicks' 'Revelations' to Get Audio Release This Fall

RollingStone.com - 19 Oct 2017
Marc Maron, Dave Attell and Patton Oswalt have all cited Hicks as an influence and the band Tool, who had Hicks open their shows on the 1993 Lollapalooza tour, dedicated their 1996 album, Ænima, to him. Hicks died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the ...

Grimes on the five albums that changed her life

NME.com (blog) - 04 Feb 2016
Tool – 'Ænima' (1996). The progressive metallers' second album explored Egyptian mythology and sampled the late comedian Bill Hicks, but this record – which Boucher has “been jamming to since I was 13 or 14; it's a staple of my existence” – holds ...

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