Is This Hyperreal?

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Is This Hyperreal?
ATR - Is This Hyperreal.jpg
Studio album by Atari Teenage Riot
Released June 7, 2011[1]
Recorded The Hellish Vortex
Genre Digital hardcore, noise, electronic
Label Digital Hardcore, Dim Mak
Producer Alec Empire
Atari Teenage Riot chronology
Atari Teenage Riot: 1992–2000
(2006)Atari Teenage Riot: 1992–20002006
Is This Hyperreal?
Singles from Is This Hyperreal?
  1. "Activate!"
  2. "Blood in My Eyes"
  3. "Black Flags (featuring Boots Riley)[2]"

Is This Hyperreal? is the fourth studio album from Atari Teenage Riot, and their first album since they effectively disbanded in 2000. It is the first ATR album featuring CX KiDTRONiK, and the first album without former vocalists Hanin Elias and the late Carl Crack.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Activate!" 3:36
2. "Blood in My Eyes" 3:47
3. "Black Flags" 4:00
4. "Is This Hyperreal?" 4:12
5. "Codebreaker" (feat. Steve Aoki) 5:16
6. "Shadow Identity" 4:12
7. "Re-Arrange Your Synapses" 3:14
8. "Digital Decay" 4:23
9. "The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope" 3:53
10. "Collapse of History" 6:57


  • The single version of "Black Flags" features vocals from Boots Riley.[2]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Beats Per Minute 60%[5]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 5.1/10[7]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars[9]

The album received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Metacritic assigned it an average score of 65 out of 100, based on 13 reviews.[3]


  1. ^ Jermy Leeuwis (April 5, 2011). "Atari Teenage Riot to release Is This Hyperreal?". MusicRemedy. 
  2. ^ a b Luke Turner (April 12, 2011). "Atari Teenage Riot's Guide To Is This Hyperreal?". 
  3. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Is This Hyperreal? at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Is This Hyperreal? - Atari Teenage Riot". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Album Review: Atari Teenage Riot - Is This Hyperreal?". Beats Per Minute. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Album Review: Atari Teenage Riot - Is This Hyperreal?". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Atari Teenage Riot: Is This Hyperreal? Album Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  8. ^ "Atari Teenage Riot: Is This Hyperreal?". PopMatters. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  9. ^ "Atari Teenage Riot - Is This Hyperreal?". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 

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