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Evil Empire [VINYL] [Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered, Import]

Rage Against The Machine Vinyl
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Rage Against the Machine earned acclaim from disenfranchised fans (and not insignificant derision from critics) for their bombastic, fiercely polemical music, which brewed sloganeering leftist rants against corporate America, cultural imperialism, and government oppression into a Molotov cocktail of punk, hip-hop, and thrash. Rage formed in Los Angeles in the ... Read more in Amazon's Rage Against The Machine Store

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  • Vinyl (22 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Music On Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00004WX67
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161,679 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. People Of The Sun (2:30)
2. Bulls on Parade (3:50)
3. Vietnow (4:43)
4. Revolver (5:30)
5. Snakecharmer (3:51)
6. Tire Me (2:58)
7. Down Rodeo (5:19)
8. Without A Face (3:37)
9. Wind Below (5:49)
10. Roll Right (4:21)
11. Year Of Tha Boomerang (4:00)

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Format : LP, 180 gram Sleeve : 3mm

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Evil Empire (2009 Dutch exclusive limited Music On Vinyl edition 11-track LP pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL; presented in sealed & stickered picture sleeve with printed inner bag)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Evil Empire has been criticised by many as poor when compared with the supremely awesome debut album "Rage Against the Machine".I can see where these criticisms come from as EE is a totally different kettle of fish. Gone are the roars and power that formed the foundations of early rage music. Instead, Zack De La Rocha has gone back to his hip/hop roots mixing the rock/rap and funk into one unique sound. Okay, a lot of RATM fans don't want to hear this but a major part of Rages opinions and ideals is to accept your roots and be proud of them. In this album, Rage have produced a passionate, powerful and even more political record that boasts amazing songs such as "Bulls On Parade" and "Revolver". I saw Rage live at Reading this weekend and until you've seen the emotions and influences that drive this bands music forwards, you cannot appreciate this record as much as the guys wanted you to. On a musical level, I think this album is fantastic but the lyrical messages are a virtual smack in the face for the US government and other commitees that stand in the way of Rages quest for equality, liberty and freedom. Music brings people together and helps them fight for one cause.This album is capable of doing more than that.Brilliant!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hits five stars, but if I could would not be six. 6 April 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Being the follow up to the amazing Rage Against The Machine self titled, it was bound to be not as good. The first one was simply amazing, and this one could not live up to it. Besides those points, Evil Empire is still an album worth 5 stars, it has a mix of rock and Hip Hop to drool over. And De La Rocha's vocals and Morello's Guitar again hit heights. The thing I would say sets them apart is the fact that rage selftitled seems to be more flowing and almost perfect, where as Evil Empire is much more eratic and voletile. Still, a follow up well worth your money, may not apeal as widely as the first, but an absolute must for all Rage fans. Well worth a try for others too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something old, something new... 5 Jan 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
To my mind this was a very clever move by Zack and co.; they knew that even they could not recreate the absolute genius of their self-titled debut, and so tried something subtly different with the clichédly "difficult" second album. Unfortunately this led to a less accessible record than its predecessor, and as such a less popular one. For this reason, Evil Empire is one of the most underrated albums of the 90s; its comercial success was nowhere near that of RATM, but it contains many great songs, some of which are now hailed as being among their best work; People of the Sun, Bulls on Parade, Vietnow and Revolver most prominently. However, I am also extremely keen on Snakecharmer and Down Rodeo. One way in which this album does actually outdo its illustrious predecessor is in terms of baselines; Timmy C's bass seems much more independant to the songs than it did before, and all in all the rhythm section as a whole is highly accomplished on the record. My only qualm on here is that sometimes you need to block out the almost embarrassing lyrics in order to enjoy the music fully; Zack is more focussed than the average punk-band vocalist, but is therefore cruder with it. This album is not the masterpiece the first album was, but then nothing in the genre ever will be, and as such this is a must have for any Rage fan - just get their self-titled one first.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very under-rated 9 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
Although not as good as the self titled... this is still amazing music. Despite what has been said, it is no less "rage" than their self titled. The lyrics are still just as powerful, if slightly more clever. The criticism, is that the mixing makes Zack's voice not as clear or sharp as in the self titled.
I do really love this album.
Throughout the tracks it is noticable that a lot of emphasis is put on the bass, a definate plus. However there are less cutting guitar riffs.
The best track has to be "Bulls On Parade" tied with "Revolver". They both have attitude and perfect instrument riffs, filled with unmistakable Rage energy and passion.
All of the tracks on the album are great, and there is no actual "bad track."
This is still RATM, pure as they ever were.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out standing, Fresh and very technical. 18 Feb 2002
Format:Audio CD
How anyone in there right mind can call this album 'sub-standard' is beyond me, I am a die hard Rage fan and I found it amazing a real inspiration with an amazing message which Zach puts across as only he can!!! Tom Morello is at his best( I mean scratching an allen wrench across his strings in people of the sun) Only Tom could use this technique and make it sound good! Tim's bass is outstanding filling the gaps in tom's 'dj' style playing and Brad's drumming makes you mosh untill your head spins!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw 2nd helping 5 Sep 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Evil Empire had so much to live up to after the great success and sheer brilliance of the self titled first album. For me this album is raw and unpolished, which gives it a great depth and enjoyment. However, before buying this album i suggest you buy the self titled first album and 'become a fan' of this fantastic band. Then listening to this album will give your new favourite band even more depth and delight, than what they had already.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great progression from the first album! 21 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite RATM album. It tries to do something very different from the first and really succeeds.
RATM are miles ahead of Limp Bizkit (Limp really sums them up) or any of those other bands who I hear now (Jan 01). It's very sad that they won't be releasing any more records, now that Zach has departed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
More of what you'd expect from this great band! Not quite up to the high standards of the debut album (which should be in any rock fans top 5 albums of all time).... Read more
Published 8 months ago by User1
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
why did i sell my last copy, madness! Good quality who`d thought it had been used before. Nice one. Thanks
Published 10 months ago by grahamlmorgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Blindin !
I had the first album when it was first released.

I read the reviews for this one here and then bought it not expecting too much. Read more
Published 11 months ago by spaced-out
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite RATM Album!
I've heard it so many times, since it came out! Owning it on vinyl is a must! Terrific record! One to look up to! Cheers, Marcel
Published 12 months ago by Marcel
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
just loved the album would recommend to any one that loves music or likes mad sounds just all round great
Published 12 months ago by jordan hetherington
5.0 out of 5 stars Evil Empire
Many people don't rate evil empire highly when compared to the rage against the machine's other albums, but as a big rage against the machine fan i feel it it's a excellent album... Read more
Published on 12 Dec 2009 by S. Hart
5.0 out of 5 stars More relevant than they ever were...
Rage have had a lot of influence (musically) on my life. I was introduced to them via MTV of all places where I witnessed People of the Sun maybe 10 years ago. What a song! Read more
Published on 19 Oct 2008 by Amplified Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Flippin' excellent
I can't believe it's taken me 12 years write this review but I'm glad I didn't write it sooner. When "Evil Empire" came out in '96, I - like many - was expecting a bombastic array... Read more
Published on 8 Aug 2008 by LM BUTCHER
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my top 5 albums ever!!!
i really cant believe anybody could give this album a negative review, by that i mean anything 3 stars and below. Read more
Published on 3 May 2008 by xsilverbackx (psn - fighting--talk)
3.0 out of 5 stars not quite the album we expected
I remember getting this on cassette all the way back in 1996,it was four years after the aural onslaught that was the self titled debut,so the gap between them was considerable so... Read more
Published on 26 July 2006 by sean paul mccann
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