The Atlas Underground

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The Atlas Underground
Tom Morello The Atlas Underground.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 12, 2018
Recorded2018
Length44:35
LabelMom + Pop Music
Tom Morello chronology
World Wide Rebel Songs
(2011)
The Atlas Underground
(2018)

The Atlas Underground is the fourth studio album by American rock musician Tom Morello and the first one released uniquely under his own name. The album was released on October 12, 2018, by Mom + Pop Music.[1][2] The album features guest appearances from Knife Party, Bassnectar, Big Boi, Killer Mike, Portugal. The Man, Whethan, Vic Mensa, Marcus Mumford, Steve Aoki, Tim McIlrath, K.Flay, Pretty Lights, Carl Restivo, Gary Clark Jr., Nico Stadi, Leikeli47, GZA, RZA and Herobust.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic69/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
NME3/5 stars[5]

The Atlas Underground received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 69, based on 5 reviews.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Battle Sirens" (Knife Party featuring Tom Morello)Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen, Tom Morello4:03
2."Rabbit's Revenge" (featuring Bassnectar, Big Boi, and Killer Mike)Morello, Lorin Ashton, Antwan Patton, Shelton Oliver, Michael Render2:59
3."Every Step That I Take" (featuring Portugal. The Man and Whethan)Morello, Matthan Minster, Matt Shultz, Ethan Snoreck3:42
4."We Don't Need You" (featuring Vic Mensa)Morello, Victor Mensah3:03
5."Find Another Way" (featuring Marcus Mumford)Morello, Josh Carter, Marcus Mumford4:38
6."How Long" (featuring Steve Aoki and Tim McIlrath)Morello, Steve Aoki, Tim McIlrath4:23
7."Lucky One" (featuring K.Flay)Morello, Kristine Flaherty, Carl Restivo3:32
8."One Nation" (featuring Pretty Lights)Morello, Derek Smith4:15
9."Vigilante Nocturno" (featuring Carl Restivo)Morello, Restivo3:29
10."Where It's At Ain't What It Is" (featuring Gary Clark Jr. and Nico Stadi)Morello, Gary Clark Jr., Nico Hartikainen3:38
11."Roadrunner" (featuring Leikeli47)Morello, Hasben Jones, Harry Rodrigues2:48
12."Lead Poisoning" (featuring GZA, RZA and Herobust)Morello, Robert Diggs, Gary Grice, Hayden Kramer4:05
Total length:44:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 90
Scottish Albums (OCC)[7] 64
US Billboard 200[8] 141

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Atlas Underground by Tom Morello on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  2. ^ Ryan Reed (2018-07-26). "Tom Morello Recruits Big Boi, Killer Mike, RZA, Gary Clark Jr. for All-Star Solo Album". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  3. ^ a b "The Atlas Underground by Tom Morello Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  4. ^ Neil Z. Yeung. "The Atlas Underground - Tom Morello". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  5. ^ Jordan Bassett (2018-10-12). "Tom Morello – 'The Atlas Underground'". Nme.com. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  6. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #495". auspOp. October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tom Morello Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2018.