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Quick Take: Rage Against the Machine—XX

A survey of L.A.'s own musical ruckus raisers in this massive new box set

Photograph courtesy Rage Against the Machine

The machine has morphed in the two decades since this quartet released its self-titled debut, but the rage remains the same. RATM mixed hardcore, hip-hop, reggae, and punk with pre-9/11 political ire to create a furious soundtrack. This box set, which comes out today on Legacy and costs a mere $103, includes the remastered original album plus demos, concert footage, and videos. Twenty years can’t stifle Zach de la Rocha’s growl—if anything, time has made the voice grow louder

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