Renegades

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  1. The group's relatively unheralded musicians (guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk) have developed into such a nimble and cohesive unit that they'd sound pretty exciting even without someone spewing rapid fire invective over their grooves.
  2. The most penetrating and engaging album of their career...
  3. An outrageously accomplished and daring album-
  4. Alternative Press
    80
    A tour through three decades of sonic recalcitrance, Renegades is the genome map of seditious sound. [#151, p.90]
  5. 70
    De la Rocha's rabid diatribes occasionally go overboard, particularly on the tracks (Eric B & Rakim's "Microphone Fiend" and Minor Threat's "In My Eyes," for example) that feed into the band's sometimes one-dimensional rap-metal groove. But when the band steps out of character -- as it does during its rudimentary take on MC5's "Kick Out the Jams" or its pacific reading of "Beautiful World" -- the results can seem truly transcendent.
  6. Renegades' is a formidable parting shot. A Rick Rubin-produced collection of 12 cover versions selected to show the breadth of Rage's influences, it's an object lesson in being both inspired by musical history and remoulding it in your own shape.
  7. Those lying closest to their own unsubtle ouevre, ie the Minor Threat and Cypress Hill tracks, are as crunching as die-hards could hope for. But the arch sneer of The Rolling Stones' Street Fighting Man and Bob Dylan's Maggie's Farm are predictably reduced to chalkboard lessons in "angry".

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Apr 17, 2016
    10
    this is album is amazing. their unique musical approach with blending rap and metal together is astonishing. like their past works they havethis is album is amazing. their unique musical approach with blending rap and metal together is astonishing. like their past works they have done it again by making another stellar piece of work. classic. 10/10 Expand
  2. C@lmlikeAB0MB
    Apr 1, 2004
    10
    YES YES YES Stop dissin Zack i cant thik of anyone else who would go better with the band LISTEN what he has to say
  3. RogerR.
    Nov 18, 2001
    10
    One of the best RATM albums!!!!
  4. Walla
    Dec 18, 2005
    10
    The kick ass tribute album we have all been waiting for. The adapted music is amazing and Zack de La Rocha is better than ever.
  5. AdrianQ
    Mar 29, 2005
    9
    Another great album from one of the greatest bands in recent history. Far beyond the tiresome 'Nu Metal' of other imposters this Another great album from one of the greatest bands in recent history. Far beyond the tiresome 'Nu Metal' of other imposters this displays the perfect amalgamation of hip hop and heavy guitar driven rock. Oh and Cory are you trying to rate rage albums or just list them in chronological order? Expand
  6. JayDee
    Jun 3, 2007
    9
    Quality, i just cant get enough of the funky beats mixed with meaningful lyrics, Morello and Commerford is like a match made in heaven.
  7. CoryK
    Jan 2, 2003
    5
    As a Rage fan, I must say that this album dissapointed me. In terms of "career album rank" I'd say it ranks 4 of 4. 1. Self-Titled 2. As a Rage fan, I must say that this album dissapointed me. In terms of "career album rank" I'd say it ranks 4 of 4. 1. Self-Titled 2. Evil Empire 3. Battle of Los Angeles 4. Renegades. Expand

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