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Toxicity (2001)

System of a Down
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Alternative metal, Nu metal, Art rock, Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock, Progressive metal, Avant garde metal, Experimental rock

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Toxicity is the second album by Armenian-American rock band System of a Down. Produced by Rick Rubin, Toxicity was released on September 4, 2001 by American Recordings, debuting at number 1 on both the United States, with 220,000 copies, and number 1 on the Canadian charts. Toxicity has sold over 12 million copies worldwide and is multi-platinum in the United States, making it their best-selling album there. The band have mentioned the ironic predicament of the album being released exactly one week before 9/11 on numerous occasions.
The album is listed in Blender's 500 CDs You Must Own. MusicRadar held a public poll and Toxicity was ranked as 28th greatest heavy metal album in the list of The 50 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time. The album is ranked at number 44 in Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the Decade for 2000s.
Digital Dream Door has currently ranked Toxicity at number 72 on their list of the "100 Greatest Metal Albums", and number 16 on their list of "100 Greatest Albums of the 2000s". Alternative Press ranked it number 9 in its "25 Best Albums of 2001" (Feb 2002, p.64). Mojo ranked it number 93 in its "100 Modern Classics" (p.54).
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Tracks

3:21 Prison Song
3:13 Needles
2:55 Deer Dance
2:06 Jet Pilot
1:58 X
3:30 Chop Suey!
1:54 Bounce
4:00 Forest
2:56 ATWA
2:43 Science
1:51 Shimmy
3:45 Psycho
6:11 Aerials / Arto
3:38 Toxicity
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