Lateralus

Tool - Lateralus
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2001 Ratings: #72 / 177
User Score
Based on 402 ratings
2001 Ratings: #15
May 15, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Volcano / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

morningsbell
18
I rate prog albums so low they call me pitchfork
okcomputer12127
71
Since Tool is finally on streaming, I have decided to take a listen to 'Lateralus'. Songs range from 1 minute to 11 minutes, each song gets darker and darker. I mean the last song on the album 'Faaip De Oiad' which is probably the most disturbing song I have listened to in a while. This album spirals out of control, and I wouldn't recommend to the faintest of heart. It's almost an hour and a half's of pure insanity. Like, this is just horrifying, some of these songs are just painful to listen ... read more
Benny
92
I
Mean
This Is
Very Fucking Dope
But Like Sometimes The Tracks
Can Get Stale But Overall Great Fucking Project

Keep in mind i wrote that with the numbers 1,1,2,3,5,8 in mind which is the way Maynard opened his verse on the song Lateralus so i just had to do it
97
It's things like this that makes Pitchfork look ridiculous. 19/100? Bloody hipsters...
WhatTheFunk
91
There are not a lot of words to describe a Tool album. We could talk about perfection, genius, 10-minute tracks felt as a 4-minute track, exceptional vocal control... But all these words, put together, could not describe "Lateralus". In 2001, with its 10 years of existence, Tool does not have much to prove to the metal scene. And even if the band of Maynard James Keenan did not wait until 2001 to make itself acclaimed, "Lateralus" is, in the heart of many fans, the album of ... read more
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Year End Lists

#16/SPIN

Track List

  1. The Grudge 
  2. Eon Blue Apocalypse 
  3. The Patient 
  4. Mantra 
  5. Schism 
  6. Parabol 
  7. Parabola 
  8. Ticks & Leeches 
  9. Lateralis 
  10. Disposition 
  11. Reflection 
  12. Triad 
  13. Faaip De Oiad
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