Oh expectation, you are a fickle thing...
Please don't waste your time listening to this album. It's awful. It is a sad and desperate attempt to hit up a younger demographic by pandering to their supposed interests in a form of EDM that even young people don't enjoy anymore (sorry Skrillex, your style is dated already) and through a host of milennial-friendly "artists" of dubious quality and character. Sure, there are songs of protest here (even Tom Morello can't change that much) and predictably Bib Boi and Killer Mike are phenomenal on "Rabbit's Revenge" but the copious talents of Gary Clark, Jr who is one of the finest blues guitarists on the planet, and the slightly more questionable talents of Marcus Mumford, who sold his soul for fame a while ago, are entirely wasted. And what about the guitar you ask? Surely Tom Morello, guitar pioneer, would at least put out an album that ... nope, stop there or the disappointment will build to almost unbearable proportions. The less we talk about the "guitars", the better.
Go back to playing guitar Tom - you're great at it and you channel through it so much of the force for change that we need. This album is the opposite of that - disposable and lifeless.
Overall Rating: 37%
Only Good Song: "Rabbit's Revenge"
Release Date: 12 October, 2018