Sound — 10
What can I say except Rage Against The Machine has a sound the've formed all by themselves, and this album clearly portrays that. Everything from Zack de la Rocha's pissed of vocals to Tom Morello's masterfull use of effects machines and Tim Commerford's amazing ability to blend rhythm and punchy riffs together. And all this is sewn together with the best production ever.
Lyrics — 9
Rage Against The Machine's lyrics mostly stay on the the same overall topic of being oppressed, by the themes chage around from genocide, political issues, war, and poverty. Zack de la Rocha sounds great and his lisp really helps him get a sound that no one else can replicate. The lyrics go together almost perfectly with the sound of the music, but sometimes they are spoken to loudly and are inconprehensible.
Overall Impression — 10
This is one of the most unique albums you ever listen to, and it will never cease to completely blow you away. Everything about it is great. Definite highlights on the album are Bullet In Your Head, Bombtrack, Settle For Nothing, and Take The Power Back. This is a must have and if anybody steals it, track them down and make them pay. Or just buy it again.