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  • Summary: The first full-length solo release for the Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage member under his name features guest appearances from Steve Aoki, Bassnectar, Big Boi, Gary Clark Jr., K.Flay, GZA, Leikeli47, Killer Mike, Knife Party, Vic Mensa, Tim McIlrath, MarcusThe first full-length solo release for the Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage member under his name features guest appearances from Steve Aoki, Bassnectar, Big Boi, Gary Clark Jr., K.Flay, GZA, Leikeli47, Killer Mike, Knife Party, Vic Mensa, Tim McIlrath, Marcus Mumford, Portugal. The Man, Pretty Lights, Carl Restivo, RZA, Nico Stadi, and Whethan. Expand
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  • Record Label: Mom + Pop Music
  • Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Hardcore Rap, Rap-Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Kerrang!
    Oct 12, 2018
    80
    A cohesive, hard-hitting and bold album. [13 Oct 2018, p.53]
  2. Oct 12, 2018
    80
    Frustrated, hungry, and full of rage, The Atlas Underground is a rallying cry set against an inventive and propulsive backdrop that inspires a physical response as much as thoughtful action.
  3. Classic Rock Magazine
    Oct 17, 2018
    70
    Pick and mix your own highlights, but as a one-sitting listen expect a bumpy ride. [Nov 2018, p.82]
  4. 60
    This is Tom Morello: Unfiltered, the work of a rap-rock renegade who answers to no-one, exploring new terrain well into the third decade of his career, an artist unwilling to rest on his legacy.
  5. Uncut
    Oct 18, 2018
    60
    The eclectically banging result is an invigorating circuit-workout through righteous rage, swinging from livid EDM beats with Steve Aoki and Rise Against's Tim McIlrath, to furious rap with Big Boi, Killer Mike and Bassnectar. [Nov 2018, p.28]
  6. Q Magazine
    Oct 12, 2018
    60
    The definition of a mixed bag. [Nov 2018, p.109]
  7. Oct 12, 2018
    20
    Accordingly, he’s lent the whole affair an electronic flavour that doesn’t really work. In some cases, that’s because it’s crashingly outdated.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Oct 12, 2018
    3
    I'm a huge fan of Tom in his various incarnations - this record just leaves me at "meh". I'm all for experimentation and trying new things.I'm a huge fan of Tom in his various incarnations - this record just leaves me at "meh". I'm all for experimentation and trying new things. For me, his distinctive guitar just doesn't mesh very well with the less traditional sounds on this record. Unlike his acoustic efforts, his guitar work here is more in the Rage/Audioslave range.

    Some of the individual parts are quite good - but the product as a whole left me very indifferent.
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