User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16

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  1. bankrobber
    Aug 3, 2009
    10
    The metacritic average does not include the rave reviews from The Boston Herald, The Associated Press, or Revolver Magazine. They are all major publications and would easily be rating the album at a 90 or above. This would change the album's score dramatically. You should include those.
  2. KateS
    Jul 1, 2009
    0
    Horrible album, no more words fot this.
  3. QuayT
    Jun 17, 2009
    7
    Don't expect Rage Against the Machine, but it's still pretty good and harkens back to the socially-aware rap that appears to be going extinct.
  4. willa
    Jun 27, 2009
    9
    Anyone reading this don't expect the coup or RATM. This album is more of a miz of Morello's genuis use of effects and riffige and Boot's political rapping on many topics. I will not lie to you there are parts in several songs where the song isn't exactly perfect but overall there is not a bad album on the album. WARNING: there i a good this album will affend you if you Anyone reading this don't expect the coup or RATM. This album is more of a miz of Morello's genuis use of effects and riffige and Boot's political rapping on many topics. I will not lie to you there are parts in several songs where the song isn't exactly perfect but overall there is not a bad album on the album. WARNING: there i a good this album will affend you if you are not open minded to what they preach! Expand
  5. PrestonJ
    Jul 7, 2009
    8
    Perfect cruising music. The tempo never really changes over the cd's course, but is plenty of fun while it lasts. Ideal for long drives and riotous nights with your friends.
  6. AaronI
    Jun 21, 2009
    9
    this album really shows that the RAGE sound is not dead as it has many similarities to morellos old days. with boots lyrics, it makes it sound like a revamped, new and improved Rage against the machine. Morello is a legend.
  7. resistorDJ
    Jul 15, 2009
    5
    When i first heard about this album, i was quite excited as its been ages since weve been graced with Toms harder edged funk/rock guitar style. Unfortunately, this album sounds like a rehearsal/demo tape, lacking punch and energy. i think whoever produced & engineered it need a slap alongside the head. The backing vocals are also a weak point, coming across half *ssed adding to an already When i first heard about this album, i was quite excited as its been ages since weve been graced with Toms harder edged funk/rock guitar style. Unfortunately, this album sounds like a rehearsal/demo tape, lacking punch and energy. i think whoever produced & engineered it need a slap alongside the head. The backing vocals are also a weak point, coming across half *ssed adding to an already average production. disappointing to say the least. Expand
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. While Morello's and Riley's styles suit each other well, their acclaimed resumes are ultimately just a reminder that both men have done more memorable work elsewhere.
  2. It's Street Sweeper Social Club, pairing guitarist Tom Morello with rapper Boots Riley on a self-titled collection of striking, strident songs that take aim at the status quo with devastating riffs and searing lyrics.
  3. 60
    Their debut suffers from Morello's uneven arrangements, which vacillate between rousing hardcore funk and predictable hard-rock crunch.