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Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 44 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51

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  1. Apr 10, 2013
    The disc of rough-around-the-edges demo tracks is worth the price of admission but this is a 90s classic in every way. I would've rated it a straight 10 even if the reissue were just a remastering of the original 10-track release.
  2. Dec 4, 2012
    An absolute stone cold classic 90's album. Fueled by a palpable anger that is still relevant today, sad to say that 20 years later the government still serve themselves first and the people a distant second. Perhaps its naive to think politicians will ever change but at least you can rage against them. Beginning with Bombtrack, then straight into the anthem of the dissatisfied Killing in the name. Every song is a classic, an anthem and as an album it is close to perfect. So perfect in fact that Rage could never equal it or really come close to it. An astonishing debut, now packaged with the original album demo and a dvd showing the live energy of the band at their peak. Expand
  3. AGK
    Jan 16, 2014
    this is probably the best music I have listened to ever. I love rock music, especially rock music from the 90's and this brings the money to the table. it's too bad that this band is underrated, they deserve a lot more love and they actually sing about actually important stuff other than today's typical song of being in the club with a bunch of chicks RATM's music actually serves a purpose and once again, I love it! Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2014
    Zack De La Rocha's Godlike Rapping Are Awesome, My Favorites are "Killing In The Name", "Bombtrack" And "Bullet In The Head", This is the best album made by ratm

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 4, 2013
    The real gold is in tracks that didn’t make the final album, such as the funked-up Autologic and a jazz workout, Darkness Of Greed.
  2. Feb 7, 2013
    Zack de la Rocha's fevered shout doesn't sound any more graceful now than it did then, but Tom Morello's riffs still cook, the grooves still burn.
  3. Jan 3, 2013
    For 50 minutes, Rage Against The Machine is in superb form, showing that its vision was strong from the start. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.92]