Twenty years ago today:
Safe to say this album was (and is) very influential in numerous genres and crossover genres, namely rap-metal. Rolling Stone had it ranked at 368 in their first 500 greatest albums of all time list. In their recently revised list, it managed to jump up three spots to 365.
In Rolling Stone’s words:
Singer Zack de la Rocha’s radical politics found sympathetic muscle in Tom Morello’s howling one-guitar army, making a furor unheard since the MC5 and the Clash.
The album spawned a few singles:
Instead of going on, I will just say this: Get out and vote, whatever your country. Contact members of your government with ALL your concerns and issues. Make your voice heard!