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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
By Public Enemy

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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy ranked # 48 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.

It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back is a 1988 (see 1988 in music) album by the hip hop group Public Enemy. Enormously influential, the album's mix of The Bomb Squad's sample-heavy beats and revolutionary lyrics railing against corporate control, structural racism and police brutality turned the album into a sensation, peaking at #1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, and #42 on the Billboard 200 chart. It also garnered much critical acclaim, and was voted as the best album of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll.

In 2003 the TV channel VH1 named It Takes A Nation Of Millions the 20th greatest album of all time. It was ranked 93rd in a 2005 survey held by British television's Channel 4 to determine the 100 greatest albums of all time. It was also named the second greatest album in Spin Magazine's listing of the 100 greatest albums released since the magazine's founding in 1985 (Radiohead's OK Computer was number one). It was the top ranked hip-hop album in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time at number 48.

The track "Rebel Without a Pause" appeared in the videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Track Listing
  1. Countdown To Armageddon
  2. Bring The Noise
  3. Don't Believe The Hype
  4. Cold Lampin' With Flavor
  5. Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
  6. Mind Terrorist
  7. Louder Than A Bomb
  8. Caught, Can We Get A Witness?
  9. Show Em Whatcha Got
  10. She Watch Channel Zero?!
  11. Night Of The Living Baseheads
  12. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
  13. Security Of The First World
  14. Rebel Without A Pause
  15. Prophets Of Rage
  16. Party For Your Right To Fight



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