By Matt Diehl
Updated November 13, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

Who knew that a hybrid of surf-meets-spaghetti-Western guitar, drum-and-bass beats, and rapped polemics about Anglo-Indian identity would be the sound of London youth? Recalling the Clash in their dance-music phase or a more groovealicious Rage Against the Machine, Asian Dub Foundation kick out the jams in Rafi’s Revenge with aplomb; in the process, they become more than a caustic Cornershop for club kids. B+

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