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1 People of the Sun 2:30 411,954
2 Bulls on Parade 3:49 723,636
3 Vietnow 4:37 325,054
4 Revolver 5:27 274,095
5 Snakecharmer 3:55 210,185
6 Tire Me 2:57 264,015
7 Down Rodeo 5:20 278,197
8 Without a Face 3:36 246,914
9 Wind Below 5:50 219,764
10 Roll Right 4:20 241,161
11 Year of tha Boomerang 3:59 234,465

About this album

Evil Empire is the second album by Rage Against the Machine. Released on April 16, 1996, almost four years after the band’s first, self-titled album named Rage Against the Machine.
The album’s title is taken from the phrase “evil empire”, which was used by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and many Western conservatives in describing the former Soviet Union.

The track “Bulls on Parade” became the first single and, as with their debut, five singles were released in total.

Evil Empire debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The song “Tire Me” won the 1996 Grammy award for Best Metal Performance. The tracks “Bulls on Parade” and “People of the Sun” were both nominated for Grammy’s for Best Hard Rock Performance in separate years.

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  • muerto14


    24 Jun 3:04pm Reply
  • michouz

    Best RATM album!!! By Far!!! & Tire Me = Bestest song ^-^ & Fucking Best !!!! & I agree with everyone who says this is their best album! It is easily their best for me. Their underrated classic :) & This album kicks my ass. & My favorite RAGE album.

    13 Jun 12:07pm Reply
  • markmumble


    13 Apr 10:40pm Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    my fave after Battle of los angeles...despite the goofy ass cover

    28 Jan 7:32pm Reply
  • Amurpo

    evil internet explorer

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • eduabc

    Best RATM album!!! By Far!!!

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • somaliaaa

    Fucking Best !!!!

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • MinaseTaki

    This is an aberration.

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    I agree with everyone who says this is their best album! It is easily their best for me. Their underrated classic :)

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • BlackMetallizer

    Their best album.

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Danilo-sama

    ¡¡Revolver man!!

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • ranmakawakita

    Tire Me = Bestest song ^-^

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • saintseiya16

    bests albums!

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Mindo91

    @Soundservant - Never claimed it needed it or anything. Someone just mentioned it, and I thought it could be interesting. I agree with you though. Evil Empire is probably my favourite album of all time, and is perfect as it is. Still, as i said, it could be fun to see what a remastered version could do with it.

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • XGhoast

    Vietnow is awesome.

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Soundservant

    "A remastered version of this and their s/t could be fun :)" This does NOT need a remaster! It sounds so great already and a remaster will only make it worse.

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Kimpaz

    "My first RATM album. Man, this album brings me so much memories." Same here. Bought it in 97, brought it home and it kicked my ass. :) I switched between this record and Panteras "Vulgar Display of Power" for weeks. Still not tired of either of them. 90's class!

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • jeff2007

    This album kicks my ass.

    7 Jun 2011 Reply


    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • TheAgunZagun

    My first RATM album. Man, this album brings me so much memories.

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
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