Tool discography

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Tool discography
Tool appearing at the Roskilde Festival in 2006.
Studio albums4
Compilation albums1
Video albums4
Music videos8
EPs2
Singles13

The discography of American rock band Tool consists of four studio albums, one compilation album, one extended play, four video albums, thirteen singles and eight music videos.

Contents

Tool was founded in 1988 by vocalist Maynard James Keenan and guitarist Adam Jones, [1] who then recruited drummer Danny Carey and bassist Paul D'Amour. They initially released a demo EP in 1991 called 72826. Although demos are typically intended only for record labels, the band was so pleased with theirs that they sold copies to their fans. Tool signed to Zoo Entertainment just three months into their career, [2] and released their first studio EP, Opiate , in March 1992. After touring to positive reviews, they released their first full-length album, Undertow, in April 1993. The album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2001. [3]

Shortly after entering the studio to record their second album in September 1995, the band experienced its only lineup change to date, with bassist D'Amour leaving amicably to pursue other projects. He was replaced by Justin Chancellor and recording resumed. [4] October 1996 saw the release of Ænima which eventually beat Tool's debut in sales, [5] and was certified triple platinum by the RIAA in 2003. [3] The second single from the album, "Ænema", won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1998. [6] Following legal battles with their label, the band went on hiatus. Tool returned in May 2001 with the release of Lateralus . The album reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart in its debut week, [7] and was certified double platinum in August 2005. [3] The first single, "Schism", won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2002. [8] Again waiting five years between releases, 10,000 Days was released in May 2006. The album sold 564,000 copies in its opening week in the US and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. [9] The album won a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package in 2007. [10]

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales Certifications
US
[7]
AUS
[11]
CAN
[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[14]
NLD
[15]
NZ
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
Undertow
  • Released: April 6, 1993 (US) [20]
  • Label: Zoo
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
508949128917472320
Ænima
  • Released: September 17, 1996 (US) [24]
  • Label: Zoo
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
26319757515347108
Lateralus
  • Released: May 15, 2001 (US) [27]
  • Label: Volcano
  • Formats: HDCD (on the most pressings), CD, CS, LP
1112157283116
10,000 Days
  • Released: May 2, 2006 (US) [31]
  • Label: Volcano
  • Formats: CD, CS
1117211234
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
[7]
AUS
[11]
Salival
  • Released: December 12, 2000 (US) [34]
  • Label: Volcano
  • Formats: CD
3829

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions Certifications
US
Cat.

[35]
72826
  • Released: December 21, 1991 (US) [36]
  • Label: Toolshed Music
  • Formats: CS
24
Opiate
  • Released: March 10, 1992 (US) [37]
  • Label: Zoo
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
48
  • RIAA: Platinum [3]

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[38]
US
Alt.

[39]
US
Main. Rock

[40]
CAN
Alt.

[41]
CAN
Rock

[42]
GER
[43]
NLD
[15]
UK
[44]
"Hush"1992Opiate (EP)
"Sober"199313Undertow
"Prison Sex"3281
"Stinkfist"199619171Ænima
"H."19972316
"Ænema"25
"Forty Six & 2"199822
"Schism"2001672256Lateralus
"Lateralus"1814
"Parabola"2002311054
"Vicarious"2006 [upper-alpha 1] 22157110,000 Days
"The Pot"5119
"Jambi"200723741
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Videos

Video albums

List of video albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions Certifications
US
Video

[46]
JPN
DVD

[47]
Salival
  • Released: December 12, 2000 (US) [48]
  • Label: Volcano
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
119
Schism
  • Released: December 20, 2005 (US) [49]
  • Label: Volcano
  • Formats: DVD
54300
  • RIAA: Gold [3]
Parabola
  • Released: December 20, 2005 (US) [50]
  • Label: Volcano
  • Formats: DVD
121
  • RIAA: Gold [3]
Vicarious
  • Released: December 18, 2007 (US) [51]
  • Label: Volcano
  • Formats: DVD
2177
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum [3]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
TitleYearDirector(s)
"Hush"1992Ken Andrews
"Sober"1993 Adam Jones, Fred Stuhr [52]
"Prison Sex"1994Adam Jones [53] [54] [55]
"Stinkfist"1996
"Ænema"1997
"Schism"2001
"Parabola"2002
"Vicarious"2007Adam Jones, Alex Grey [56]

Notes

  1. "Vicarious" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. [45]

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  12. Peak chart positions for albums in Canada:
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