Audioslave

  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2002
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 137 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 137

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  1. sds
    Feb 8, 2003
    0
    nah
  2. IanB
    Aug 4, 2004
    0
    Have any of you actually listened to these lyrics? They are so bad, they actually give boy bands some artistic merit as they at least made some iota of sense. "But Ian, lyrics don't count as long as the music is cool" Lyrics always count, but regardless this is some of the most bland and boring recycled music I have ever heard. Honestly, if you want to kill brain cells I suggest Have any of you actually listened to these lyrics? They are so bad, they actually give boy bands some artistic merit as they at least made some iota of sense. "But Ian, lyrics don't count as long as the music is cool" Lyrics always count, but regardless this is some of the most bland and boring recycled music I have ever heard. Honestly, if you want to kill brain cells I suggest doing it the old fashioned way by killing a prostitute and stealing her crack. At least that way you get some exercise. Expand
  3. ohyea
    Apr 3, 2005
    1
    so...big socialism/communism enthusiast tom morello naturally farts out an utter charmless, commercial aspiring piece of third rate grunge schlock...awesome (no wonder de la rocha got the hell away from those guys, they have nothing to say, sans the hypocrisy). and chris cornell further clarifies that he is indeed suffering from ultimate creative bankruptcy. how did two cool bands from so...big socialism/communism enthusiast tom morello naturally farts out an utter charmless, commercial aspiring piece of third rate grunge schlock...awesome (no wonder de la rocha got the hell away from those guys, they have nothing to say, sans the hypocrisy). and chris cornell further clarifies that he is indeed suffering from ultimate creative bankruptcy. how did two cool bands from the nineties join up to make the most drab, unexciting, lousy, crap-rock. it's like what foghat and foregner were to 70's rock, so audioslave is to the rock of the 2000s...very depressing. hey zoran, if by brilliant you mean completely uninspired, unoriginal, well-marketed, cheesy, uninteresting, and downright lazy, then you're right on...so much better music out there right now. Expand
  4. TonyD
    Jan 31, 2005
    3
    Did I just fall asleep and wake up in the late 70s? This is so reminiscent of bands like Rainbow & Ian Gillan that I felt like crying. I predict a thankfully short career.
  5. holycrap
    Dec 23, 2003
    3
    jesus this is bad. RATM is a great band and the musicians are phenomanal. but on this disc they are stuck playing crappy slow songs, they deserve much better. Chris Cornell brings them down like the zeppelin with his slow drawling lyrics. Not good at all, there are many a band 100 times better than audioslave. dont bother buying it, and if you absolutely have to listen to it, just jesus this is bad. RATM is a great band and the musicians are phenomanal. but on this disc they are stuck playing crappy slow songs, they deserve much better. Chris Cornell brings them down like the zeppelin with his slow drawling lyrics. Not good at all, there are many a band 100 times better than audioslave. dont bother buying it, and if you absolutely have to listen to it, just download it because they dont deserve ANY money for this piece of crap. Expand
  6. GaryS
    Sep 17, 2004
    3
    I've never been lulled to sleep so quickly. This album is the biggest snoozefest of the year, I expected to be rocked but instead was rocked to sleep. If I wanted to listen to some one overdue vocals I'd listen to R&B. Obviosly a non-poitical-we're-in-to-get-laid-so-we're-writing-chessy-ballad-rock- that-the-girls-will-like album. I'm going to break my rusty cage I've never been lulled to sleep so quickly. This album is the biggest snoozefest of the year, I expected to be rocked but instead was rocked to sleep. If I wanted to listen to some one overdue vocals I'd listen to R&B. Obviosly a non-poitical-we're-in-to-get-laid-so-we're-writing-chessy-ballad-rock- that-the-girls-will-like album. I'm going to break my rusty cage and run away from this. Expand
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. Blender
    60
    This is feel-good stuff, the sound of a rejuvenating artistic vacation. [#12, p.136]
  2. A curious idea from its inception, pairing Soundgarden's singer with Rage's musicians promises a unique alchemy it can't entirely deliver, obscuring the latter's politics and distinct sound.
  3. The result isn't a faux Rage album; rather, it's the true follow-up to Soundgarden's ''Superunknown'' that neither that band nor a solo Cornell ever managed.