Lateralus (album) by Tool

Lateralus
Lateralus by Tool
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 170th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 893 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2001 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (27th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (170th)
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Lateralus is ranked as the best album by Tool.

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-LateralusÆnima

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.1.

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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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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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From 03/11/2020 01:42
In my opinion this album, Arcade Fire´s Funeral and Radiohead´s Kid A are the 3 best albums from the 2000´s. This albums.
This record is one the biggest musical tools someone could bring to humanity.
Absolutely brilliant.
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From 12/29/2019 18:57
Still mindblowing/mindexpanding.
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From 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 10/07/2019 06:58
One of my best album ever. It's amazing.
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From 10/07/2019 02:45
That definitely was not the spiral that Reznor has worked on
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From 08/05/2019 13:45
Awesome, best Tool album.

Favorites: The Grudge, Schism
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From 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 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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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. 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. The Blueprint by Jay-Z
11. Oh, Inverted World by The Shins
12. Gorillaz by Gorillaz
13. Blackwater Park by Opeth
14. No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
15. Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World
16. Jane Doe by Converge
17. Leaves Turn Inside You by Unwound
18. The Cold Vein by Cannibal Ox
19. Drukqs by Aphex Twin
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