AOTY 2019

Prophets of Rage

Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2017 Ratings: #718 / 725
User Score
Based on 70 ratings
2017 Ratings: #774
September 15, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
This is not a subtle record, but these are not subtle times.
75
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.
70
Northern Transmissions
Will it spark the revolution and overthrow the demon in the White House? Probably not. Will the album work as some catharsis to these frustrating and troubling times? Yes, and I can’t ask for more than that.
66
GIGsoup
It’s no game changer and at times it falls short of the sheer fury that the name promises, but there’s merit in the album for those with the perseverance to find it.
60
Exclaim!
Who's in it and what they're about is exciting; the music, though, is decent but not mind-blowing.
60
Rolling Stone
The only thing they're missing is Rage singer Zack de la Rocha's bloodthirsty snarl.
60
Drowned in Sound

If you separate the ideology from the artefact, then there’s plenty to enjoy here. Prophets Of Rage is never more than the sum of its parts, but that’s okay when those parts function as well as this.

46
Pitchfork
Good art is dangerous, radical, and inherently political. It says something new, persuasive, or inspiring. It lays out an actual vision for unfucking the world. Prophets of Rage don’t do any of that.
43
Consequence of Sound

Lest anyone suspect the Prophets are merely out for profits, Prophets of Rage batters its listeners with a seemingly endless parade of slogans and calls to action. In this way, it’s less rock album than political rally, fanning the flames of anger and unrest for the duration of its runtime but failing to sustain much momentum beyond that.

40
The Skinny
Prophets of Rage consists of Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine; Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy; and B-Real of Cypress Hill. In other words, Prophets of Rage will be exactly what that combination suggests to any given listener: Either they’re the soundtrack to tomorrow’s revolution, or they’re a mixtape made from yesterday’s empty promises.
40
The Guardian

Nothing here comes remotely close to the levels of sonic and lyrical urgency that first bubbled up on RATM’s self-titled debut or Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.

40
DIY
Is it competent and confident, energised and engaging? Sure. But there’s nothing new here.
25
A.V. Club
It is an album of obvious statements set to equally thudding music, liable to move and inspire no one.
depr3ssedlolcow
37
Shut the fuck up NME
KidEy
39
:(((
itsyahboinoah
31
WHY GOD WHY!!!!!
BuffaloStaple
32
trash
dearsongs
NR
hows that ZDLR solo album coming?!?!?!?!?!
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Track List

  1. Radical Eyes
  2. Unfuck the World
  3. Legalize Me
  4. Living on the 110
  5. The Counteroffensive
  6. Hail to the Chief
  7. Take Me Higher
  8. Strength in Numbers
  9. Fired a Shot
  10. Who Owns Who
  11. Hands Up
  12. Smashit
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Added on: September 7, 2017