AOTY 2019

The Atlas Underground

Tom Morello - The Atlas Underground
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #703 / 736
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Based on 21 ratings
October 12, 2018 / Release Date
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ElectricMess
35
I don't think anyone needs that Rage Against The Machine reunion more than Tom Morello. There's maybe a moment where I thought that maybe this wouldn't be that bad with Rabbit's Revenge, but the album spirals big time from there. I'm all for trying out new things, but The Atlas Underground doesn't test anything but my patience.

Favorite Track: Rabbit's Revenge

Least Favorite Tracks: Battle Sirens, Every Step That I Take, Lucky One, How Long, Roadrunner
PipePanic
11
Oh Tom Morello, what the fuck happened here? More importantly, what happened to you? How did you go from one (arguably two if you count Audioslave) of the greatest bands of the 90s to one of the worst albums of your career? Not only is the mashup of Tom Morello's pretty great guitar playing and 2018 dubstep a bad idea as a concept, making this a weird, confused concept album is even worse. Which is a real shame, because this album does house some pretty interesting ideals, with some of the ... read more
Br
27
Pandering to a young crowd with a horrid combination of derivative/uncreative EDM and a total lack of recognizable guitars (or vocal quality)
Doofy
3
My own hippo campus be strugglin' to take flight here Tom :/
lil_sas
38
i was wrong when i thought that Humanz was the most inconsistent thing, THIS is truly the messiest album that i've heard and i doubt that something could surpass it in a long time. Not a lower score only because i actually enjoyed a minimal portion of songs

best: Rabbit's Revenge; How Long

worst: Battle Sirens; We Don't Need You; Find Another Way; Lucky One; One Nation; Roadrunner; Lead Poisoning
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Track List

  1. Battle Sirens (feat. Knife Party)
  2. Rabbit’s Revenge (feat. Bassnectar, Big Boi, and Killer Mike)
  3. Every Step That I Take (feat. Portugal. The Man and Whethan)
  4. We Don’t Need You (feat. Vic Mensa)
  5. Find Another Way (feat. Marcus Mumford)
  6. How Long (feat. Steve Aoki and Tim McIlrath)
  7. Lucky One (feat. K.Flay)
  8. One Nation (feat. Pretty Lights)
  9. Vigilante Nocturno (feat. Carl Restivo)
  10. Where It’s At Ain’t What It Is (feat. Gary Clark Jr. and Nico Stadi)
  11. Roadrunner (feat. Leikeli47)
  12. Lead Poisoning (feat. GZA, RZA, and Herobust)
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