🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Rage Against The Machine

Good morning. Time for another one I reckon.

Adele takes her place at the foot of the table

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Neil Young 4.48
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Blondie 3.73
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Blur 3.61
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Madonna 3.4
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
Kylie Minogue 3.27
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Jay-Z 3.14
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.6
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05

And all hell can’t stop us now, as we move on to Rage Against The Machine

RATMHGATR?

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Album

  • Rage Against The Machine
  • Evil Empire
  • The Battle Of Los Angeles
  • Renegades

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Single

  • Killing In The Name
  • Bullet In The Head
  • Bombtrack
  • Freedom
  • Year Of Tha Boomerang
  • Bulls On Parade
  • People Of The Sun
  • Down Rodeo
  • Vietnow
  • The Ghost Of Tom Joad
  • No Shelter
  • Guerrilla Radio
  • Sleep Now In The Fire
  • Testify
  • Calm Like A Bomb
  • Renegades Of Funk
  • How I Could Just Kill A Man

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Some of the first album is excellent (probably, haven’t listened in years). Bullet in the Head clearly the best song. Don’t like anything past the first album.

Had no idea Wake Up wasn’t a single TBH. My favourite for sure. Such great lyrics.

Anyway full

5/5

band for me. That first album still sounds as fresh as ever.

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This sort of statement about Rage Against the Machine feels so perfectly in character for your avatar, TBH.

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5 from me. Discovered them when I was about 14 and Guerrilla Radio came out. Immediately hooked and went back to the first album and Evil Empire. Their debut is in my top 10, just a perfect mix of aggression, emotion, control and release, I love it and I’ll always come back to it. EE and TBOLA have amazing moments too. Me and my mate went on the train from Devon to see them at Wembley when we were 16, not long before they split, and it was fucking incredible.

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Obviously Bruno Brookes playing Killing In The Name in full with all the swears and then just announcing the next record after without even realising ranks high in BBC Radio history.

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Bit of an issue @Funkhouser, RATM are obviously a 5/5 band but the scale won’t let me bump them up to 6/5 for their politics. Please resolve.

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Would if I could, trust me.

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2/5

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3/5

They were good, but Downset’s first album was better than anything they ever did.

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Absolute bangers with cringey sixth form poetry over the top. 3.5. Will decide later whether to round up or down

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Never listened to them enough to give them a rating but I like this a lot

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Given them a 4 but really it’s a 3.5 rounded up. Great riffs, some absolute bangers, fantastic rhythm section, but they’re not an all time (dog) band.

Also how come Audioslave and Prophets of Rage are so shit? Get it together ffs.

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Just did pal

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First album is perfect and the other 2 aren’t far off. Bonus points for their politics. Wish I could write lyrics like Zack. Also a supremely good live band, catching them at Download is one of my all time favourite gigs.

Bulls On Parade is a tremendous banger, when they come back in at the end with the first riff is just :ok_hand:

Also this is great, Bullet In The Head in particular

Tempted to mark them down for the collectible figurines they announced last week (no seriously) but I’m feeling generous. 5/5

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Oooh I think Faith No More might have a bit of an issue with this statement, but I know where you’re coming from

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There was that time they got their knobs out too.