Lateralus (album) by Tool

Lateralus
Lateralus by Tool (2001)
Overall rank: 181st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 859 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2001 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (30th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (181st)
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TOOL - LATERALUS - CD
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TOOL Schism CD PROMO RARE ORIGINAL 2001 Volcano From Lateralus Fear Inoculum OOP
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Lateralus [PA] by Tool (CD, May-2001, Volcano 3)
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Lateralus is ranked as the best album by Tool.

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Rating: 89 (196 votes)Comments: 5
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Rating: 85 (170 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 92 (235 votes)Comments: 4
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Rating: 91 (205 votes)Comments: 2
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 859 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.5.

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From NowICanSeeTheWha 01/03/2020 02:19
"Isn't this the song with the fettuccini sequence?"
- Marcos Henrique Ribeiro
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From Krokolito 12/29/2019 18:57
Still mindblowing/mindexpanding.
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From jukkasetala 11/04/2019 19:32
To me Lateralus is Tool's magnum opus. Everything in this album is mindblowing. 100/100 no doubt.
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From jeremy9 10/07/2019 06:58
One of my best album ever. It's amazing.
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From MiltonAda99 10/07/2019 02:45
That definitely was not the spiral that Reznor has worked on
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90/100
From xhitmanx 08/05/2019 13:45
Awesome, best Tool album.

Favorites: The Grudge, Schism
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90/100
From AReasonableMan 04/22/2019 16:04
It used to be my favorite Tool album, but over time Ænima has clearly become my favorite.

The writing is still great, and the instrumentals are some of the best of their career, but in Tool's balance of Spiritual/Dark it leans pretty heavily towards spiritual. The recording quality is a little too clean and anemic but this is still a fantastic, essential album.

I still can't believe pitchfork gave it a 1.9/10.
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From FelipeBoorkes 04/12/2019 23:30
It's difficult to choose between Aenema and this album to hold the banner of Tool's greatest album.

For me, it is the careful neatness of the structure that makes Lateralus the exhibit A of Tool's craftsmanship. The main songs are an example of stability between compositional elements: rhythm, lyrics, textures and melodic sounds -a lot has been said about the Fibonacci sequence in relation with the song that gives the album a name.

Also, the approach to vitalism in MJK's lyrics makes an echo to a period of growth, an escape from pure rage and irony towards a search for meaning and salvation in his own terms. The whole point of starting the album with The Grudge gives a clear lead on how to read all the lyrics that come after it. Even Ticks and Leaches let you now that anger is part of life.
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75/100
From VictorVale 02/23/2019 14:49
Puta álbum! Bela descoberta, para mim!!
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From MusicLover4581 02/22/2019 17:52
Most bad ass/metal art music, has their best songs in my opinion, and very interesting concept.
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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. Origin Of Symmetry by Muse
5. Lateralus by Tool
6. The Glow Pt. 2 by The Microphones
7. Vespertine by Björk
8. White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
9. Toxicity by System Of A Down
10. Oh, Inverted World by The Shins
11. The Blueprint by Jay-Z
12. Gorillaz by Gorillaz
13. Blackwater Park by Opeth
14. Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World
15. No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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