Audioslave

  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2002
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Lacking individuality, distinction and imagination, this album is over-produced, overlong and over-indulgent.
  2. Less than the sum of their parts, the album and the band don't even amount to an interesting failure, because the known quantities do what they have always done only this time in tandem.
  3. At its worst, this project is just plain retarded.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 183 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 127
  1. Nov 5, 2013
    4
    [4.8] Audioslave doesn't have the unpredictable temper of Rage Against the Machine, and certainly doesn't have the wilder attitude of[4.8] Audioslave doesn't have the unpredictable temper of Rage Against the Machine, and certainly doesn't have the wilder attitude of Soundgarden, and ultimately, don't have enough energy to produce a decent album. Maybe one song on this LP doesn't sound as sluggish, monotonous, and as poorly put together as the rest do. Chris Cornell has the range of a donkey, and the ability of a deaf horse. It may seem harsh, but you could honestly make the connection. The guitars are too distorted, and not in the good way either. The instruments aren't stylized interestingly, and they really sound all over the place. I wouldn't necessarily call this album unimpressive, because collectively the band doesn't have any features that are impressive. Some bands are just better left dead in the nineties. Full Review »
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    5
    Audioslave's debut is highly flawed. But I think deep down, it's kind of a good album. Chris Cornell's lyrics though are extremely bad. TheAudioslave's debut is highly flawed. But I think deep down, it's kind of a good album. Chris Cornell's lyrics though are extremely bad. The lyrics suck. "I was standing at the rock, gathering the flock". I mean come on. Soundgarden was an amazing band but Chris Cornell in Audioslave just isn't that great. Rage Against The Machine band members on the other hand are what makes this album slightly ok. Tom Morello's guitar solos are brilliant. Brad Wilk on drums is great, and Tim Commerford is also great. All In All, if you can mind Chris Cornell and really enjoy RATM, Audioslave should be a good album to enjoy. C Full Review »
  3. Oct 25, 2010
    5
    Half of the cuts are interesting and the other half are just bad versions of the interesting ones. Listening to this from start to finish is aHalf of the cuts are interesting and the other half are just bad versions of the interesting ones. Listening to this from start to finish is a real chore and, basically, it's just too draining for it to ever be an enjoyable record. Full Review »