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Prophets of Rage

Prophets of Rage

Prophets of Rage

First release from the American rap rock supergroup with members of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Public Enemy and rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill

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  1. 8.0 |   NME

    Rage Against the Machine rope in Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to make rabble-rousing rap-rock
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  2. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    These tracks aren't revolutionary classics on the same level as “Killing in the Name” or “Fight the Power” just yet, but nevertheless, they raise a fist to all those who continue to fight ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality and the elite
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  3. 7.0 |   The Music

    'Take Me Higher', 'Smashit' and stomping 'Who Owns Who' are simply aching to be performed live
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  4. 6.6 |   Gig Soup

    With their self titled debut, Prophets Of Rage have offered up a somewhat by-the-numbers album that nevertheless often remains solid and occasionally excellent
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  5. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Prophets Of Rage is a cracking blast of punk-fuelled hip hop dealing firmly with modern American reality
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  6. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Though this debut might lack any real moments of surprise, guitarist Tom Morello still manages to squeeze unholy sounds out of his instrument while Chuck D's apoplectic anchorman baritone reminds us of his lyrical power and unique timbre. Print edition only

  7. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Prophets of Rage might not be the rap-rock group we need, but maybe they're the one we deserve
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  8. 6.0 |   The FT

    The elite revolutionaries inspire a powerful emotion in the listener: nostalgia
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  9. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The only thing they're missing is Rage singer Zack de la Rocha's bloodthirsty snarl
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  10. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Never more than the sum of its parts, but that’s okay when those parts function as well as this
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  11. 5.0 |   Uncut

    Most of the original tunes on this self-titled debut are formulaic, slogan-heavy jams that rest too heavily on past glories. Print edition only

  12. 4.6 |   Pitchfork

    The power once held by Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill is spread far too thin and feels far too dated to sustain the momentum of the supergroup’s debut LP
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  13. 4.2 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The rap-metal supergroup's calls for revolution mostly ring hollow
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  14. 4.0 |   DIY

    They’ve undercut their own power by playing it safe
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  15. 4.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Passes by in a haze of vague nothingness
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  16. 4.0 |   Punk News

    A perfect example of when there is a ton of hype (and money) behind a record that completely falls flat when it is released
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  17. 4.0 |   Q

    The message is as subtle as a street riot but the delivery mechanism creaks with age. Print edition only

  18. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    Sanitised, reheated rap-rock
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  19. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Either they’re the soundtrack to tomorrow’s revolution, or they’re a mixtape made from yesterday’s empty promises
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