Out Of Exile - Audioslave
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  • Summary: Rick Rubin produced this second album for the Chris Cornell-meets-Rage Against The Machine supergroup.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 91
    Deep cuts like "Man or Animal" are as hot as anything this side of Led Zeppelin II. [Jul 2005, p.95]
  2. Lean, hard, strong, and memorable, a record that finds Audioslave coming into its own as a real rock band.
  3. On the one hand it's easy to knock; on the other it's difficult to dismiss. [4 Jun 2005, p.58]
  4. The foursome has still not found a common sound to call its own.
  5. A muscular piece of work... [but] a tangible sense of genuine passion is, ultimately, absent. [Jul 2005, p.112]
  6. The album ends up in the same spinning-wheels muck that often bogged down Soundgarden. [27 May 2005, p.136]
  7. Middling music that shoots for epic and edgy, but takes far too few chances and falls short of its fans' expectations.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 59
  2. Negative: 11 out of 59
  1. JoeC
    Feb 13, 2007
    dude, this album rocked! i loved your time has come, out of exile,be yourself, and doesn't remind me! There singles were AWESOME! but they should have made a video for Heavens Dead. That was pretty good also. I loved their soft side. But Rock Hard Revelations is even better. Expand
  2. JasonG
    Jun 10, 2005
    great album, great lyric and music, has a great variation which is different than most albums
  3. JoeJ
    Nov 29, 2005
    Well Made
  4. AaronG
    May 29, 2005
    Well... this album really doesn't sound forced like their last one. They seem to have gone a little softer, a little more mainstream, but that's THEIR sound. They aren't copying Rage or Soundgarden. And Morello is really showcased in a lot of the songs. "Doesn't Remind Me" is catchy and awesome, maybe the best on the CD Expand
  5. RicardoM
    Aug 5, 2005
    I guess they're trying to find a place in the musical rock revolution both RATM and Soundgarden develop and sustain in the 90's. Give them some time and you'll be mesmerize. Right now they're just rocking out the angst you feel by seeing Blink 182 on top of the charts. Expand
  6. OliverC
    May 24, 2006
    You can't say the songs on this album aren't composed and performed by very talented artists, with catchy tunes and nice melo beats.. but you can sense a deeper vein that this band needs to tap into and just explode instead of holding themselves back. The punch line: Good, but uninspired! Expand
  7. DarrenL
    Oct 6, 2005
    Compared to their debut, THIS ALBUM SUCKS!!!!!

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