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    For whatever reason I never, until recently, got into Rage Against the Machine too much. I've been listening to them on my Blackberry with Slacker Radio and I'm diggin it. So my question is... Is it worth buying a couple CD's? Are their CD's dynamic, or are they mastered with the typical lifeless dynamic compression that most CD's are mastered with nowadays?
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    Good question... i'll try to remember to check out what i have when i get home and get back to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowell_M View Post
    For whatever reason
    Huh, I always figured it was cuz they are friggin' terrible? That always felt like a good enough reason for me.
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    Their first album is crazy good; it gets progressively less exciting after that, although evil empire isn't a BAD disc. But, if you're looking to buy some of their stuff, get the first disc. It is still in my regular rotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    Huh, I always figured it was cuz they are friggin' terrible? That always felt like a good enough reason for me.
    If you don't like them, stay out of the thread. I didn't ask anyone's opinion of the group... just the recordings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn474 View Post
    Their first album is crazy good; it gets progressively less exciting after that, although evil empire isn't a BAD disc. But, if you're looking to buy some of their stuff, get the first disc. It is still in my regular rotation.
    Thanks... What is their first album? :o
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowell_M View Post
    If you don't like them, stay out of the thread. I didn't ask anyone's opinion of the group... just the recordings.
    Oh yes sir, sorry to poison your thread with my opinion. Please let me know what other threads I'm not allowed to be in.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_Ag...ne_%28album%29 is their first and best but I love all of it.

    They're a little before the "mp3 is best" times so their recordings are pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    Oh yes sir, sorry to poison your thread with my opinion. Please let me know what other threads I'm not allowed to be in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vc69 View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_Ag...ne_%28album%29 is their first and best but I love all of it.

    They're a little before the "mp3 is best" times so their recordings are pretty good.
    Thanks. That seems to be the album I like the songs from. I'll check it out on CD.
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    I agree the 1st album is the best. Last I remember the recordings were pretty good.
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    I have all of the Rage CD's; I was a big fan of them when I was younger and still listen to them every now and then. Their debut album and Battle of Los Angeles are both pretty good. Their live CD is poorly recorded though; I'd stay away from that one if you come across it.
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    Their first album is one of the few cd's that I can listen to all the way through, its awesome. Evil empire & Battle for los angeles arent quite as good but definatley have some great songs on them. Good quality recordings too.

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    They used to be my favorite band. I can't say they are a good demo disc to show off a system, but I will still ocassionally pop in one of their CDs.

    I think all of their albums are worth owning. If you like one of them, you are likely to like them all.

    They are wonderful to listen to if you want to drive faster than you should, or to stay away during a long or late road trip. Throw in them or Disturbed and it would be difficult to drift asleep.

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    Great info. Thanks guys. I'm on a metal kick and Rage gets me seriously fired up and motivated. RATM can thank Guitar Hero for my renewed interest in them. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyGwis View Post
    They are wonderful to listen to if you want to drive faster than you should, or to stay away during a long or late road trip. Throw in them or Disturbed and it would be difficult to drift asleep.
    Giving me ANY reason to drive faster than I already do is not a good idea.

    I went through a Dirsturbed kick a while back and am a little burnt out on them now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowell_M View Post
    Great info. Thanks guys. I'm on a metal kick and Rage gets me seriously fired up and motivated. RATM can thank Guitar Hero for my renewed interest in them. :)
    That's what got me back into them as well....
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    I hated them when they first came out then they slowly grew on me, now I like just about everything they do. Definitely the first album is the best. IMO

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    If u like rage against the machine-- try audioslave.. their first album kicks ass. It's the ultimate pairing.. chris cornell's vocals and ratm's hard edge.. any ratm album is worth having just for the awesome guitar work alone. You can't go wrong.

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    I'm on a huge Audioslave kick right now also. :)
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    If you like Rage,

    Pick up the Battle of Mexico City DVD.

    http://www.amazon.com/Battle-Mexico-.../dp/B000055XTG


    Awsome SQ LIVE.

    I have them all as was a huge Rage Fan in HS. The Renegades CD is good as well. Its them doing a bunch of covers. Check it


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    That DVD is worth having just for watching the PIT alone.






    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    If you like Rage,

    Pick up the Battle of Mexico City DVD.

    http://www.amazon.com/Battle-Mexico-.../dp/B000055XTG


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post

    I have them all as was a huge Rage Fan in HS. The Renegades CD is good as well. Its them doing a bunch of covers. Check it


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    ^^ Dont forget about the Minor Threat Cover "Im My Eyes"


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    The first rage CD sounds great. In all honesty it probably sounds the best of all the CDs I have. The bass is loud and tight, and the music is crystal clear. If you like to listen to music loud, then the first rage CD will sound wonderful.
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