Lateralus (studio album) by Tool

Lateralus by Tool
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 179th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 992 votes)
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Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (29th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (179th)
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Lateralus is ranked as the best album by Tool.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 89 (235 votes)Comments: 6
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Rating: 85 (200 votes)Comments: 4
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Rating: 91 (281 votes)Comments: 5
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Rating: 83 (183 votes)Comments: 5
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Rating: 91 (246 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 82 (177 votes)Comments: 1
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 992 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.9/100, a mean average of 80.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.7.

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80/100
From 05/03/2022 22:50
What a fantastic album that is full of great ideas and a lot of very heavy instrumentation. They really hold nothing back and seem to let out all of their passion on this project as some of these songs are so raw and powerful. This makes for a fantastic experience as you can really emote along with them and let out a lot of anger or emotion. The longer songs is where the album truly shines with Lateralus and The Grudge being my two favourite songs. Instrumentally, there is a lot to love as well with the percussion providing some outstanding moments and it does a great job of driving the music forward. The guitars are the highlight for me as they give it that heavy sound and some of the solos on here are exceptional. Where the album struggles is the length of the release. It is far too long and could be reduced by quite a bit. There is filler on here as well with a few songs being completely unnecessary in my opinion. Overall, you have to be in the right environment and mood to enjoy this album but when you want to turn it on it is absolutely phenomenal and deserves a lot of praise.
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40/100
From 02/13/2022 11:02
Parabola and Schism are obvious highlights, but as with most Tool albums it's a little too long with too much filler.
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75/100
From 02/02/2022 21:34
Tool are a band that you've got to be in the mood for to thoroughly enjoy. There are songs on each album that are fantastic (on this my faves are 'Parabola' & 'Triad') but I find they have to many tracks that are just "there". These tracks fare better than filler but are nothing to get excited over. The originality of their sound make them a worthy addition to any collection, but like I said 'play when in the mood'
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100/100
From 08/16/2021 04:29
Probably my favourite album ever, perfect from start to finish.
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60/100
From 05/14/2021 00:44
leaves a bad taste in my mouth but there are some cool ideas htere
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90/100
From 02/05/2021 13:14
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!!!
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From 02/01/2021 18:52
I generally prefer the heavier tracks in Tool's catalogue, but I still think their more proggy work is still fantastic
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95/100
From 11/09/2020 09:12
This is a really great album. I can definitely see why my boyfriend likes these guys so much. I'd give it a 100 but I'm a bit disappointed with the closing tracks, otherwise this album is amazing. "The Patient" is my current jam
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From 06/16/2020 20:31
One of my favorite albums on any given day. This work was brilliantly crafted and contains 5 of my top 10 Tool songs of all time. AEnima is a close second for me, but nothing seems to ever eclipse Lateralus.
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60/100
From 03/23/2020 15:59
Not a metal fan, probably could have like this a lot more if I did let it grow on me a little bit more.
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Best Albums of 2001
1. Is This It by The Strokes
2. Amnesiac by Radiohead
3. Discovery by Daft Punk
4. Lateralus by Tool
5. Origin Of Symmetry by Muse
6. Vespertine by Björk
7. The Glow Pt. 2 by The Microphones
8. Toxicity by System Of A Down
9. White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
10. The Blueprint by Jay-Z
11. Oh, Inverted World by The Shins
12. Gorillaz by Gorillaz
13. Blackwater Park by Opeth
14. Leaves Turn Inside You by Unwound
15. No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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18. The Cold Vein by Cannibal Ox
19. Drukqs by Aphex Twin
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