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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice, scratches and scuffs, sounds horrible

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    SOADGOAT
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    It hurts to write this as I really love this album and wanted to look past the flaws this vinyl pressing presents, but I can't considering the price. I open the record for the first time, and straight away I see some scuffs on the outer edge of the 'A side', and scratches further in. On the second LP, the 'D side' had over 10 scratches running in the same direction, and the center hole was cracked. I put the record on, and before 'The Grudge' starts playing I can already hear a lot of surface noise. This is one of the major drawbacks of a picture disc, but unfortunately there is no regular version so I had no other choice. About 4 minutes into the track I started to hear a series of loud pops which took me out of the listening experience even more. At that point I lifted the tonearm, switched off my turntable, and packed the record away. I returned it that evening. Absolute garbage. Rumor has it Tool are planning on reissuing their discography in the future, so I would wait for that. As far as how the cover/records look, they are stunning. If only they sounded as good as they looked.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Artwork Vinyl-Poor sound

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    Dormont
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    The vinyl artwork is just that, artwork. If I were reviewing just how unique, awesome and collectible the four (four!) different vinyl faces are, this would be a 10/5 review. However, some people might not know that specialty vinyl like this has a lot of 'noise' over the audio which translates roughly to constant hissing, pops and crackling. If you wanted an audio perfect translation of one of the best albums of all time on vinyl, this sadly will not fit the bill. If you want a serviceable experience and are willing to trade fidelity for 'awesome' looks, this is the best out there. If you buy this to frame the LP's for your den or game room, this is going to look absolutely incredible and unique. If you buy this to listen to, just know that you can expect a non-pure experience. Then again, to some degree, that is the beauty of vinyl.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT vinyl for any TOOL fan, or vinyl fan!!!

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    bsupete3
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    This album alone is amazing, and by that i mean the music that these guys put together. I'm extremely bias, but this IS one of their best albums as a whole. I know that with the CD version, the booklet has some interesting pics, but the vinyl version has the images printed on the records. The circular 'lateralus eye' pattern all over the cover is great, too, and i actually like the fact that there is NOTHING printed on the cover (besides the circular eye pattern). It looks like a special-edition or something, but it's not!!! Although it's hard to tell which record/side each one is, there are letters "A, B, C, D" hand-etched into the middle of each record...so you just have to look really closely and in good light to tell!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    NOT ALL CHOICES...

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    SAMSON
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    OK -- I'm sorry to say that this album fell a little short - both in quality of the music and production of the vinyl -- I ended up returning//exchanging it because the first album/side two skipped on my turntable and there was a noticeable 'tic' on a few places -- it was a 'picture album' so I guess I can't hold it to too high a standard for audio quality - and I must admit it was very interesting cover artwork and imagery - What is noteworthy is how well I was treated by the store when I went to exchange the album - the store personnel were very kind and helpful -

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great album

    Posted
    Melissa
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    The picture disc vinyl at stunning. The album is great and I love to listen to it. I don’t recommend playing a picture disc vinyl much at all due to the image being pressed the way it is. Playing it will result in it wearing extremely fast and to start skipping. I recommend keeping picture disc vinyl as a collector item and get a standard press for actual listening use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised!!

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    TheAmnesiacKid
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    I had read multiple online reviews on various sites stating that this pressing was full of surface noise and almost unlistenable. I decided to give it a shot anyways because the artwork and picture discs are so phenomenal... So when I placed this thing on the turntable and dropped the stylus, I was absolutely blown away with the sound quality. Super punchy bass... Clean and crisp sound. No surface noise whatsoever! Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good album, marginal quality

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    VinylReview
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    Third studio album from Tool. The album content is great. This is a picture disc....images are amazing, however, I think that the quality of the sound suffers. I'm not sure if there is a current pressing that is not a picture disc, but that's what I would recommend. album = 5 stars, quality = 3 stars

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but suffers in sound quality.

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    MrReview
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    I was warned that picture discs don't sound as good as regular records and that turned out to be true. This is a very pretty picture disc, but the sound quality just isn't great. If you really want to hear Tool, you should purchase a regular record instead of a picture disc.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So excited i found this

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    Jeepgirl
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    I was in Best Buy looking around and we stumbled across the records. I was in shock they were bringing these back and when I saw this album I was so excited. Bought it right away long with one for my dad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Now A Classic Masterpiece

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    Phil
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    This album rocked and was very satisfying as a Tool fan when it came out over 15 years ago. The Lateralus LP is a little different as they rearranged the song order to fit on 4 sides. That's a little unfortunate, but understandable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent vinyl!

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    Sunqueen47
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    I purchased Lateralus for my boyfriend because it is his favorite album but Tool, his favorite band. He LOVED it! It was worth purchasing. The album artwork as well as the vinyl itself are incredible. Great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tool vinyl

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    ChrisE
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    Lateralus vinyl art on each side of the two vinyls looks incredible, especially since the album is already great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Love this album but

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    AfilthySLOB
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    I LOVE TOOL LOVE Lateralus. This is an awesome product, great artwork, but had a few skips right out of the package. Will probably be returning. Had scratches on records

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks amazing, sound quality is lacking

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    Taybear
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    The album looks great, and the cover art is top notch. However, the sound quality of the album is definitely not great, and on parts of tracks that are more quiet, the surface noise is very annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad pressing

    Posted
    Abby6bass

    Album artwork is very cool at a cost to sound quality... There are numerous snaps and pops. I know this is normal based on it being an LP... But have purchased many new ones with no pops... Way, way, too many.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great release

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    whackadoo77
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    Tool is my favorite band, and this album really presents their sound to the audience. The vinyl release is a double LP with picture discs. Really beautiful set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Album

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    Akka
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    I wanted to grab this vinyl because I loved this CD. The vinyl is gorgeous and sounds fantastic. Only complaint is the sleeves like to stick due to static.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Cool Album Artwork and Sounds Great!

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    Xian
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    I brought this on vinyl and the albums have really nice artwork pressed into the vinyl. It sounds really nice, especially with headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound!

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    AuroraAudiofan
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    Huge Tool fan so I have this on cd, but love the vinyl and how it sounds. Really enjoy listening in this format.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Album

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    SteveKahuna
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    This was something I always wanted and Best Buy had it at a great price. When I first listened to it it was better than I dreamed!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend