Staff Picks: KISW's Favorite Tool Albums

Tool's music is now available on all digital and streaming services

August 5, 2019
 Maynard Keenan of Tool performs onstage during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 3 at Randall's Island on June 4, 2017 in New York City

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One of the biggest pieces of music news from this year is the release of Tool's first new album in 13 years. But some of the biggest music news from over the weekend is Tool's first 4 albums being available on all digital and streaming services. 

 

 

To celebrate such a momentus occasion, here some of the KISW staff's favorite Tool albums:

 

Kevin Diers - Lateralus 

Featuring "Schism", "Parabola" and the title track "Lateralus", it's recognized as one of the greatest progressive rock albums of all time. 

 

Ryan Castle - Aenima

The first three tracks are bangers - "Stinkfist", "Eulogy" and "H" - but it was the title track "Aenema" that won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1998

 

Cathy Faulkner - Undertow

The Late Kate remembers playing songs like "Prison Sex" and "Sober" on Metal Shop at KISW during a time when other rock stations across the country hadn't embraced the band quite yet. 

 

Taryn Daly - 10,000 Days

The album featured new sound effects operated by drummer Danny Carey, plus recording techniques like the "pipe bomb microphone" and a talk box guitar solo.  

 

Fear Inoculum drops on August 30th, but you'll be able to preorder the album on August 7th.

FEAR INOCULUM. Title Track and Album Pre-Order Wednesday August 7th. Links will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6th on our Band URL and Social Accts. #tool2019

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Happy Rocking,

 

Taryn Daly