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Lateralus (album) by Tool

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Lateralus
Lateralus by Tool (2001)
Overall rank: 168th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 785 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 2001 (5th)
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Tool bestography

Lateralus is ranked as the best album by Tool.

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Members who like this album also like: OK Computer by Radiohead, Ænima by Tool and Kid A by Radiohead.

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From Jameth
I remember clamoring for this album in the months before its release. At the time, I was 16 and had been extremely disappointed with the music that had been coming out since the later-mid 90’s. Imagine how bad new music has to be for a teenager to be disappointed...

My expectations for this album were very high; probably unreasonably so. I anticipated this album as some kind of spaceship that was going to beam me up and take me away from musical purgatory. Naturally, I was disappointed. On first listen, I thought the album was significantly less poignant, less energetic, and less interesting than Aenima. I was hoping for more of the raga-esque instrumental landscapes that allowed Aenima to soar. Lateralus felt cold and distant in comparison. It also seemed to be infected with influences from the same post-1996 musical styles I was desperately trying to escape. Ultimately, this album sent me crawling to the 60s and 70s for musical salvation, and put the last nail in my coffin for the 2000s.

The album has grown on me more over the years. I’m still underwhelmed by tracks like “The Grudge” and “Lateralus”, but I’ve come to view “Reflection” as one of their masterpieces, after initially overlooking it. There’s still not much else here in the realm of earlier songs like “Flood”, “Eulogy”, “Pushit”, or “Third Eye”.
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90/100
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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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
Puta álbum! Bela descoberta, para mim!!
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Most bad ass/metal art music, has their best songs in my opinion, and very interesting concept.
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This is my favorite album of all time. I love Maynards lyrics, I love Danny Carreys out of this world drumming, Justin Chancellors bangin bass playing and Adam Jones guitar on the title track is fantastic. I love Tooln
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This album is truly a unique experience, exploring the connection between body, mind, and soul. It speaks of transcendence and offers the listener a level of wisdom generally unheard of in music, especially music of this genre. It is musically complex, heavy, beautiful, powerful, dynamic and complete. A masterpiece in any era and genre. Also seemingly underrated.

Best accompanied by your drug of choice.

Standout tracks: Reflection, Parabol/Parabola.
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From Luigii
As a person that doesn't go for metal or alt rock this is an interesting record. Hell I would consider it a great record. The only reason I cant rate it higher is that this record for a weird reason just doesn't give the oh shit quality to it. It's a quality album and a great one at that but just something personally not hitting me of an excellent or masterful rating.
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I can see the argument that Tool songs can be boring, but honestly they are still great and this album is the proof. This is definitely their best work. With songs like Parabola, Schism, and Lateralus- it is still a masterpiece in my eyes.
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Best Albums of 2001
1. Is This It by The Strokes
2. Amnesiac by Radiohead
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