Is This Hyperreal? - Atari Teenage Riot
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  • Band members: Alec Empire, Nic Endo, CX Kidtronik
  • Summary: Alec Empire and Nic Endo, the remaining two members of the German band, have reunited to release another album of electronic punk rock.
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  1. 90
    Pummelling electro punk at it's finest.
  2. Jun 20, 2011
    80
    Atari Teenage Riot in 2011 are as raw and self indulgent as they ever were, and while their comeback record won't seal their place in history, those who loved them the first time around will lap it up.
  3. Jun 29, 2011
    80
    While their sloganeering remains simplistic, the courage of their convictions continues to drive them forward against an unforgiving world in style. [18 Jun 2011, p.51]
  4. Jun 17, 2011
    60
    They're marching to a '90s beat, like the internet never happened and fresh tools were never invented. [Jul 2011, p.77]
  5. Jun 30, 2011
    60
    On this new album, it's not so much a problem that they remain stuck in the 90s politically, but more that their music seems so irrelevant sonically and willing to wallow in a mid-tempo techno-metal goth-night ghetto.
  6. To put it simply, Is This Hyperreal? suffers not because the band made a bad album, but because this is the fourth time they've repeated the formula.
  7. Jun 21, 2011
    50
    This time around, ATR's protest platitudes ("Are you ready to testify?") and electronic skronk-thud ("Digital 
Decay," with female member Nic Endo holding forth on Internet freedom), sound awkwardly dated.

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