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Rage Against The Machine: Evil Empire (Epic)

Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 14 April 1996

RAGE AGAINST the Machine's second album barges into an alternative rock world where discontent is routinely channeled into introverted abstraction and metaphor rather than a hard political agenda. The band tapped a constituency with its debut, but it still seems somehow unfashionable as it faces an audience that thinks a Molotov cocktail must be the cool thing to drink at a Combustible Edison gig.

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