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Repeater

Fugazi

1990

Repeater

Album Summary

Repeater is the full-length debut studio album by the American post-hardcore band Fugazi. It was released on April 19, 1990, as Repeater on LP, and in May 1990 on CD bundled with the 3 Songs EP as Repeater + 3 Songs. It was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, Virginia, and produced and engineered by Don Zientara and Ted Niceley. Repeater is often regarded as a definitive album for the band and a landmark of rock music. It has been described as an "angrier American update of Gang of Four's Solid Gold." It has also been noted for its complex interplay of guitar and rhythm section. It is included in the book 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die.

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Rating

3.08

Votes

4845

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
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Mon Sep 28 2020
5

This album sits in the perfect place that is post-hardcore, but predates grunge making it that link that so many people unfortunately miss. Dirty, messy, noisy, lots of fun and perfectly imperfect. Love it!

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

i made a mistake. i went and looked at some of the other reviews before i started writing my own. my original review probably wouldn't have said much, because it's impossible for me to be objective about this album. but you know what, i was there for this - i saw it happen first-hand, and having read a bunch of people complaining that they sound like bands that came along after they did...kinda feels like i owe it to some random someone to put this out there. this was one of many projects ian was involved with, and is a direct descendent of minor threat. ian invented straightedge. he refused to platy shows that cost more than $5 to get into, because he wanted everyone to be able to go to shows. (i have a theory about how this ended up working out as a win for venues. knowing they were gonna get slaughtered at the door, they loaded the bill as much as they could, with the idea of making back their losses on future shows with opening acts, whose names were now much better-known.) anyway, ian was a big deal, is what i'm saying - though he was not (and probably still isn't) super comfortable with the idea of being a big deal. fugazi broke a bunch of rules musically, but they followed a bunch of others. they went into all kinds of improv live (as noted, i was there - at the channel in boston with 1200 other people sweating in leather and stomping in boots and reveling in the heat), and hell, the drummer (brendan canty) had a bell - like, kind of a big one - that he'd use in place of a cymbal sometimes. but at the same time, they were a reflection of their time, so a lot of the lyrics are angry screaming. sorry, that's just how it was. i like it, but i'm a product of that time, too. songs can feel a little repetitive - but that really really works when you're on your skateboard across town for 45 minutes to get to your girlfriend's house. and it works when you're in the pit and just swimming in the sea of humanity that was one of their shows. in short, this isn't an album that was meant to be on in the background while you write code - it's for going out and doing something in the world with. hit the ramp, hit the parking lot behind the grocery store and work on your power slides, climb a rock...whatever - just do a physical thing, and this album will feel more at home in your ears. if i'm wrong, i'll buy you a coke.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
5

Massive boners all round for this one I'm sure. Speaking of massive boners, I responded to one of those 'spam' emails regarding Viagra last month and the company kindly sent me over 6,000 little blue pills. Needless to say I've had an unbelievably painful dick for 26 days now. I'm in agony. Please help me.

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Wed Sep 02 2020
5

I don't feel like there is much left to be said about this album that already hasn't been said. Its an absolute classic and a wonderful entry into the world of Post-Hardcore. When i say Post-Hardcore I mean the amazing genre that started in the 80's and ran throughout the early 90's. I am absolutely NOT talking about those horrendus screamo bands that were popular in the late 2000's and early 2010's that also received the table Post-Hardcore for some reason or the other. This album is a fantastic listen, engaging from front to back, and you pick up new themes and lyrics every time you listen to it that totally change my perspective of each song. One of my all time favorites.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

First hidden gem for me! Jazz punk! Such creative instrumentation

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Mon Jun 14 2021
5

Sorry I was late on the Marvin Gaye record, but after it made me pregnant the labor was complicated. Anyway…I think this is my favorite Fugazi record. When I was like 14 or something my family went to the beach and I spent a large chunk of the week shut in my room playing along to this cassette on my guitar. It was one of the greatest weeks of my life. I watched the Instrument doc last week on Amazon Prime. Listened to Coriky the other day. What I’m basically saying is that all the above is how I determine if a record gets five stars or not.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
5

Ian MacKaye, the punk GOAT. This album was so far ahead of its time but that's no surprise, MacKaye has always been ahead of the game. He was wearing the 21st century hipster staple tiny little woolen hat/skull cap thing in the 1980s. What a fella.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
5

There are very few bands that I have allegiance to, but the five dollar shows, DIY ethos, messages of equality, politically minded rage against capitalism, an outlet for anger and angst are all things that resonated when I was 14. Fugazi (and Ian MacKaye in particular) helped shape my view of the world during high school and beyond. I’ve got nothing but love for this one.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
2

Angry Gen X white guy yelling. In 1990 this is too late to be authentic punk I guess? After wikipedia-ing it this is "post-hardcore." Repeater sounds like pissed off Modest Mouse. I'm sure this was an influence on them. Not as into the more (what I consider) punk tracks like Greed... I like the instrumental tracks. The songs are a little repetitive as I work through it. Strong start that kind of devolves into fodder for angry suburban white kids. Probably would not listen to any of this again.

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Sun Jan 31 2021
2

I don’t really like the vocals and although I see how this album could have been influential, I didn’t enjoy much of it. The almost yelled vocals that weren’t in tune were clearly on purpose and it’s hard to say that they are had but they did nothing for me personally. The instrumentals are pretty good but not good enough to make me want to listen to most of the instrumental songs again. Favorite songs: Styrofoam, Song 1, Joe 1 Least favorite song: Merchandise Light 5/10

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Love Fugazi! Ian McKay is brilliant, and probably a direct influence on most of the music I loved in middle and high school. Didn’t discover Fugazi until my mid twenties, but all the songs still take me back to being a teenage somehow.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Utterly shit. Like a poor man's Papa Roach

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

not the best fugazi album, but infinitely better than most of the shit this list churns out.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Full of grooves and energy. Love the biting tone and just how infectious every track is on this record - its got that punk attitude and lyrical content, but it's paired with riffs and a musicality beyond a lot of the genre. Granted this is post-hardcore, which has plenty of musically flashy artists, but the rawness on here is seldom kept with such distinct guitar playing and focus on grooves

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

Not for me. Obviously amazing musicians but this could benefit from some melody and clarity. Did not really enjoy

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

Enjoyed the music. Not such much the vocals. Good pre-grunge stuff though. I knew who this group was, but had never listened to much Fugazi before.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

Much like The Minutemen, I appreciate Fugazi more in principle/theory than in practice. Their ethos and philosophy are really admirable. While I can also appreciate their influence on alternative rock bands to follow, I'm not moved by their music in the same way I am by Hüsker Dü and others. The snarling vocals are a little too grating for me. It probably belongs on this list, but I doubt I'll revisit it. Rating: 2.5/5 Favourite songs: Merchandise

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

Fugazi is one of those post-hardcore groups renowned for "breaking the rules", not just musically, just preaching anti-violence at their shows and beyond. This record is no-doubt super influential on bands growing up listening to their music, but I've never quite been able to connect the dots to my own musical experience. While I appreciated the opportunity to sit down and listen through Repeater for the first time, I'm afraid I'll never be able to experience it in the right setting and at the right age. 2.5/5 Fav tracks: Styrofoam and Merchandise.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

I was disturbed to discover that there's actually a genre called "post-hardcore", yet pleased I had an album I could dismiss quickly and get on with my life. BUT then, guitar riff in the opening track blew me away and I read that there would be piano somewhere too (song 13 actually). Throughout, the guitar work is original, very riff-based - kind of Gang of 4 meets 80s metal, and they give the bassist and drummer room to play around a bit. The instrumentation deserves high marks, as do the lyrics, but the singing style is not for me. I can tolerate the 80s metal style but I'm not a fan of the pre-post-hardcore shouting.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
3

Cool, got this after just rating Minor Threat so it's gonna be neat to hear the progression for Ian MacKaye. Not sure I love Guy Picciotto's vocal styles, I think I prefer Ian's. The track Repeater definitely could be the opener for me. That squealing guitar is neat, definitely post-park with the interplay between abrasive and clean guitar. In general though... not a huge style of this rock sound.

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Sun May 15 2022
3

Musically I enjoy this album, vocally not so much. The bass work is amazing on this album and the way it fits in the groove with the drums is magical. And the guitar work is fairly intricate and fun for a garage/hardcore band. It just is not a repeat listen album for me. Based off the vocals alone I would give it a 2, but the music and legacy of the album inclines me to bump it to a 3. I was pleasantly surprised with the music.

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Fri May 27 2022
2

A pretty interesting and complex album. I enjoyed listening to it a few times but I don’t think I’ll ever seek it out. The instrumentals are solid and rocks pretty nicely. The lyrics and singer are what I find difficult to relisten to this. It’s definitely not bad but not good enough for me to really enjoy. 5.5/10

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Tue Feb 02 2021
1

The only album yet that I simply couldn't finish.... sorry 😔

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Fri Jan 29 2021
1

I think even if I heard this is in 1990, I still would have found it extremely tiring. Had a drunk pub karaoke rock vibe. Absolutely could not wait for it to end. ‘Joe 1’ is the only ok track due to it being instrumental.

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Wed May 26 2021
1

90’s punk music that started to all blend together after a while. It was hard to distinguish between tracks and I unfortunately found myself waiting for it to end midway through.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

Simply one of the greatest records ever made.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

Magical. 5

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Que buenos eran Fugazi. Me encanta el ritmo del disco, siguen sonando bestiales

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Thu Mar 11 2021
5

I like when Ross said fugazi

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Thu May 20 2021
5

Punk rock primitivo que parece grabado ayer, hardcore marginal. La voz los hace auténticos, las guitarras suenan melódicas y el bajo clava lo que falta para hacer del disco una joyita ruidosa y precisa. Nunca les hice mucho caso y acaban de abofetearme en la cara por idiota. Grandes.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
5

Great!

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Wed May 19 2021
5

awesome im in love

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Fri Jul 30 2021
5

This isn’t even my favorite Fugazi album, but this album goes hard as fuck. What a one of a kind band.

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Sat Aug 28 2021
5

Great! Tight, feels like very little is wasted. Goes hard too.

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Sat Aug 28 2021
5

Amazing how some people hear a song like "Shut The Door" and think it's nothing more than just punk. Even more amazing is the fact that this isn't even Fugazi's best album

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

A masterpiece of post-hardcore. It doesn't get much better than this.

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Sun Dec 05 2021
5

Amazing. This album captures the punk spirit and the appeal of Fugazi beautifully. Not a single miss in the tracklist either makes the album a great listen. Highly recommended.

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Thu Dec 16 2021
5

KLESSIK

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Fri Dec 17 2021
5

5! I love love Fugazi. My first concert, made my own shirts. Ian McKaye was a big influence.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

Love Fugazi! One of the greatest bands of all time. This is an absolute classic. Not necessarily my favorite Fugazi record but all their records are great. Hard to think of another band with such a consistently strong catalog. Got to meet Ian once after an Evens show (another great band, "Get Evens" is a great record) - was a nice guy too.

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Sun Jan 16 2022
5

To just Stop it up Pass it on Shove it to shelf it To lead it on and I’m only I’m only sleeping (Turnover)

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

FIVE STARS A personal favorite of mine. As is usually the case with those five-stars albums, I won't write a full-blown review about this particular record, because others have already written wonderful stuff about it and there's not much I can add that I feel could be relevant and interesting. It's just a gem. Go and listen to it a.s.a.p. [Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 991 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 3 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 4 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (as I think many others are more important): 3]

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Wed Feb 09 2022
5

Somehow this album has missed large play by me. I had a copy in college, but lost it at some point and this is the first time I've heard it in years. Which is a shame, it's an amazing album that I should listen to a lot more. 13 Songs is the album I know the most, but this one might be a better album overall.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
5

Already had this album. It's great. It's a great band

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

Always one of my favorite albums, and I was pretty happy to see this on my list this morning.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

Liking every track.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

This was my first Fugazi listen, and it has been on rotation to some degree ever since. It set me on the path to full-blown fandom. I like Repeater because it really defined the band's sound and came before the lyrics progressively became too obtuse, so it retained some of that punk origin. Song #1, the title track, and Merchandise are my faves.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
5

It reminds me of stuff I listened to in the early 00's that must have been influenced by this (bands like Fuel), but this is better. Can also hear how a band like say, Tool, might have heard this and been influenced. I really feel like they nailed down a sound that would be hard to improve upon by subsequent bands that might be using it as a precedent. Maybe this is a 4-star album for me, but as I'm revisiting it I'm liking it better, so I'll bump it up to a 5 just for fun.

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Wed May 25 2022
5

ouro puro

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

Never herd of this band… The album opens with turnover and my god I love how this song builds up it’s just epic. The chorus is really tense sounding making a nearly dramatic feel. Love this shit already! It flows perfectly into the album’s title track it’s a great display of the drum and bass skills of these artists the singing is a bit too fuzzy for me but it works really well when it goes spoken word. Then it kicks off the instrumental song Brendan 1 and yeah it’s awesome for an instrumental and just the right length. But where’s Brendan 2? Merchandise shows a punkier side of the band amazing instrumentals and sloppy but solid vocals just works great you know. Blueprint can be repetitive at moments but it’s still an amazingly written epic sounding song that should be at this position on the album really good It doesn’t look like this album had singles but this should’ve been one! I love the way sieve-fisted find builds up this song is darker sounding and heavier in an already heavy album it’s just wonderful and hard to fault. Greed is a short little thing with only a few lines just blurted out, not my favourite but I love when heavier albums have songs where they can just scream. ( If you like this see also six shooter by queens of the stone age). The album goes slightly more mellow with two beats off, this it still explodes a ton but the verses are done with little distortion which works as a good contradiction to the rest of the album! The rapid guitars in the mental track styrofoam are amazing; it’s a true screamer, dirty but with an awesome edge to it that other bands really lack. The penultimate track off the album reprovisional tricks the listener into thinking it will be slow and mellow but it reveals itself to be this sludgy and heavy mix of sounds. It’s probably the worst one out of the tracks that aren’t really short or instrumentals but it’s still loveable. The album shuts the door with shut the door this is definitely the most mellow of the songs but it still has everything that a listener would want from this band really cool. It might not be everyone’s cup of yea but I found it near impossible to find fault with this. It’s the kinda album I would wanna make if I knew what I was doing. Mental but with swagger!

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Wed Aug 03 2022
5

There a fewer bands who truly mattered to its fans more than this one. And it’s easy to see why on the strength of this album. The guitar work is enthralling and surprising. The song structures always catch you off guard without sacrificing a hook or melody, though there are some which leave more of an impression than others. In fact, there are few album openers as fraught with tension and engagement as “Turnover”. Another favourite of mine is “Merchandise” which gives Ian Mackaye the necessary soap box to berate and animate you into action. The comparisons to GoF’s Solid Gold are justified to an extent, but it’s clear that Fugazi’s pop sensibility was a lot less pronounced than their English predecessors. Nevertheless, it is there and it’s to the overall benefit of the album’s flow. I was in-between 4 and 5 stars for this one but I’m going to go with the maximum rating in the end for what this band stood for - a musical and social revolution.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

Love fugazi

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

E ovo je moja šolja čaja❤️

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Fugazi’s Repeater was an album I had on heavy rotation even before learning it was in the 1001. I love this band. Highlights: Repeater, Merchandise, Blueprint, Sieve-Fisted Find

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

I think I have other favorite Fugazi albums, but this one is good as well. It's driving and intense, just as Fugazi always was.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

Finally an album I love. Fugazi rock and I'll be listening to this forever.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

Fugazi have been a big uncomfortable hole in my musical palette - I know they're feted and have influenced dozens of bands I'm super in to, but I never set out to give them a listen and make their acquaintance. Hurrah for this project, I guess! To no-one's surprise, I loved this. A great and varied listen, with numerous little moments that made me stop and pay attention. I actually gave this 4 listens before rating it as each time it felt like it reward more attention, and it did indeed! Fave track - that's a tough one - "Merchandise", "Blueprint", "Two Beats Off" all caught me attention. "Reprovisional", though..... yeah, let's say "Reprovisional"!

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

Noisy, Raw, Political, Hardcore, Energetic, Punk, Distorted

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Fri Nov 11 2022
5

fugazi sets the high watermark for early hardcore punk. this is NOT a blind spot for me, as i very much enjoy this band's bass-heavy and exciting songwriting. a lot of punk bands put the bassist in the corner, but not fugazi they're inventive, lyrically clever, loud, and unabashed. this album came out in 1990! so influential, so cool, overall very fun and interesting stuff. love love love this band and so many bands they influenced

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

Great tone!

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Mon Oct 05 2020
4

That was really good. If punk rock is the kid that shows up late every day, possibly drunk or high, and proceeds to ask the teacher smart-ass questions from the back row of the classroom, then Fugazi is what would happen if that kid went on to become valedictorian. There are a lot of musical ideas packed together here, and the songs feel longer than they actually are (which I mean in the best possible way). I'm also a big fan of the interplay between instruments and the loud-soft dynamics; it reminds me of Slint at times. The 3 Songs EP (sometimes included with Repeater) is also worthwhile. Best song: Shut The Door is absolutely killer, but there are so many others to choose from as well.

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Tue May 04 2021
4

I was expecting something much harder based on the wiki. Better than expected, like the punk vibes.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

It's not something I would listen to often, but when the moment is right this album kicks ass. My favorite song was Merchandise

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

Possibly peak Fugazi, a tremendously lean and disciplined sound.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Full emotion. Great riffs. Solid.

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Sun Mar 28 2021
4

I love Fugazi. Only wish I’d seen them live.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

Merchandise 👍

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

Wugazi without the Wu? Who could have imagined!?

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Classic white people doing the "contemplative rage" approach. One of my favorite Fugazi records. Best song in the Transworld - Interface video. Chad Fernandez part.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

I don't know much hardcore but I like Fugazi, this is my favourite of theirs

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Hard and fast punk and grunge, listen to it loud

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

I’m here for this one.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

This album fucking rips. Very into it.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Noisy! Enjoyed it.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

It's pretty good actually, good equality in the album. You can find these hardcore songs pretty punks, but other ones are more like post-rock and post-punk which I really love, to find it in this album. Nice

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

I don't really love any of the songs on this one, but I love the energy of all of them. I could really listen to this all the time.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Let me preface my ignorance. Grew up in NorCal listening to Clear Channel Radio Stations. That being said, the intro to Turnover had wondering what I had been given. When the guitar kicked in I was leaning in a little. When Ian comes in, my reaction is"Oh Punk Rock". Well I don't know shineOla. By the Time Brendan 1 one comes on I realize that these guys know how to play and write music.This album gets better the longer you listen to it. Cool riff driven music. Cool time changes. Ian's voice at time reminda me if Bon Scott. Love the funk that gets sprinkled in to the mix.

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Fri May 21 2021
4

Is nice

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Sat May 15 2021
4

This album rocks, and has a blast doing it. The drums and bass are tight and mixed fantastically, and everything is really riff-y. Lots of statement songs, the band definitely had something to say and said it. The right kind of punk rock.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Prefiero la música a las voces, pero aún así, pues me ha sorprendido.

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

crunchy grooves, expressive guitar riffs, and some genuinely solid lyrics. for any fans of The Knife out there: i noticed in the song Blueprint he says "what a difference a little difference would make." which is a lyric in Raging Lung off shaking the habitual... i have to imagine karin got it from this album; pretty cool source to pull from.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

Grunge-rock-punk. Me ha gustado.

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Mon Aug 30 2021
4

1 2 3 Repeater!!!

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

Fugazi holds great importance for their contributions to the post-hardcore genre. They are my favorite band's favorite band. Underneath the screaming vocals and loud guitar, these guys are expert songwriters. It is computationally complex without becoming overbearing or boring. It is simply a better vehicle to carry hardcore punk to new heights. Obviously they are not the first post-hardcore band, with the likes of Minutemen and Husker Du doing great things with the genre in the 80's, but 90's post-hardcore was ran by Fugazi, alongside Unwound, The Jesus Lizard, and a particularly notable album from Slint. I think this is the stuff of champions.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

I did enjoy much of it. Some I thought was dated. Would love to give a 3.7, but I will be generous and round up to a 4.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

Fugazi is one of those 'just before my time' bands. I was too busy discovering Dinosaur Jr and Pixies in the early nineties to go back in time even a few years. I knew Fugazi were important and I can certainly see their influence on bands that I was into (especially something like At The Drive-In, much later) but I prefer 'my version' of this sound. Listening to it now I think I am enjoying the historical references more than the music. It certainly has it's moments but it's a bit too jazzy for me and I am not too keen on those muffled, indierock voices. 7/10

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

I love old school punk.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

Post-hardcore classic. Probably my favorite Fugazi album. 8-9/10 1. Reprovisional 2. Two Beats Off 3. Repeater

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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

Fugazi is basically a lesson in how to be an older punk. You can't be angry in the same way a kid can, but you can still show fire and not sell out. You can show that growth can be good. I always preferred Minor Threat's immediacy, but now I'm a bit older, I can actually enjoy this a lot more. Damn, the track Repeater sounds a little bit Paul Simon. It's really good. Half the speed of MT, but Ian MacKaye is still obviously there, still expressing. It's really good, it zips, it's fiercely anti capitalist, it is a good, but not quite five star album.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

Post punk brilliance.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Fuck, what a banger. Really enjoyed the “jammy” parts

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

It depends if you prefer garage rock form the 90s or alt music with a clearer tune structure.nof it's the former, Fugazi ar one of the best.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

Really good punk!

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

This album seems so straightforward when you start listening to it, and then it keeps surprising you as it goes. It sounds like a normal punk album, right down to the starkly plain lyrics. Underneath that lies so much more. The songs are well-crafted and leave a lot of room for the instrumentals to shine. Intense, but subtle. This album is a powerhouse of a debut 4/5

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

Uuh Fugazi toimii aina. Jotenkin ainutlaatuinen yhdistelmä punkin rosoisuutta ja semmosta melkein jazzahtavaa musarunkkausta. Ja fiilaan ankeaa tunnelmaa, johon tarttuvammat riffit tuo aina välillä valoa. Tää levy ei oo imo bändin paras, mutta ymmärrän, että debyyttinä tavallaan merkittävin.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

Onko olemassa taidepunkkia? On. Fugazi on aina ollut mulle vaikee bändi lehestyy, varsinkin kun on kuunnellut saman sällin Minor Threat bändin suoraviivaisempaa ilmaisua aikaisemmin. Oon alkanut lämpenee tälle pikku hiljaa. Kämppis maksoi joskus vuokran antamalla kaikki näiden vinyylit (paitsi tän) mulle kun sillä ei ollu rahaa 😂 4/5

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

Excellent album. Fuga,I might have the best rhythm section in American Punk, (Minutemen?). And they are on full display on this fabulous album. Yes, sometimes the vocals can become jarring...grating, but really only on a couple of songs. In general the songs are really really good. Highly recommended. 4 🌟

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

Unlikely I've ever heard before, but mega ties to the punk/ska stuff I've been interested in. Not bad!

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

That sound, that energy. Love it

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Enjoyed a bit

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

The oval office and the lobby probly listen to fugazi but this is my first time. The old me would have loved it. For him, 4

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

Good album, I like 13 songs better or to be technically the first EP. Still not as good Minor Threat though.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

A really high octane outing that is probably a seminal rock album at a time of style transition. It really bridges the gap in between a more 80s style of hard/glam rock to what has now become known as garage/grunge rock. Repeater's subject matter addresses a wide variety of themes such as greed, violence, sexuality, privacy, drug abuse and death. Of which the themes are at the forefront of the grunge movement. Best: Repeater Worst: Brendan 1

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Sun Apr 03 2022
4

Fugazi might have the greatest rhythm section in rock ... ok maybe ranking just behind Entwhistle and Moon. But my oh my are they ever fast and tight, laying the ideal foundation for the bands stinging guitar / vocal attack. Unbelievably I had never heard this album before today. My favourite Fugazi album had been The Argument which shows off their more melodic side, but Repeater just might be my new favourite. It's just a non stop assault that still manages, thanks to the amazing bass playing, to remain clean and clear. In my previous review...of Ministry...I said that I will never warm to shout singing but somehow with Fugazi I can listen past it, maybe because musically it's so clean and tight and impressive technically. 4.5 🌟

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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

As I wrote in my Minor Threat review, I really respect Ian Mackaye alot. And I do like Minor Threat a good deal, but Fugazi is so much richer and more rewarding. It's astonishing how ahead of their time they were. Probably only held back from a wider influence by not being on a major label - but that's an important part of their story and their credibility. Indie in the truest sense, before it became a nearly meaningless term. Although I do like the two singer approach for its dynamics and contrast, whenever Ian MacKaye starts singing, I half wish he was the only singer in the group.

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Mon May 02 2022
4

3.5

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Fri May 13 2022
4

One of the best post-hardcore releases that still feels true to its punk orgins. Favourites: "Repeater", "Blueprint", "Shut The Door"

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Mon May 30 2022
4

These guys are just having fun and we're just along for the ride. A nice mix of punky reggae ska jams.

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Mon May 30 2022
4

Fugazi knew how to kick ass

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

A great early example of a genre I enjoy

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Thu Jul 07 2022
4

I can see why Fugazi gets a lot of love from "music people." I've really loved both albums I've checked out!

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Sun Aug 07 2022
4

ASÍ SÍ.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

Minor Threat rules but Fugazi really kicks ass Despite Ian being a super annoying straight edge punk that basically invited that "holier than thou" attitude the album is super solid. I prefer 13 songs but these vocals still have that aggressive / raw feel while somehow sounding super polished. . . a beautiful in-between black flag and wire! I've really enjoyed rediscovering these punk albums I fell in love with in college. Fugazi is a top 3 punk band of all time for me. Standout Tracks: Blueprint

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

This is a gateway record to hardcore music. Alongside the Pixies, their chaotic and rough sound heavily influenced grunge, and thus all rock to come thereafter. The album is called "Repeater" in reference to how the songs feel like a time loop. These multi-layered complex snippets of music are copy-and-pasted over and over with slight alterations. This can bother many listeners, but to me it's rich and aesthetically pleasing, and never drilled in to be annoying. In fact, it perfectly matches the spirit of punk, doing whatever they want, and ironically making them unpredictable, as you don't know where they'll take the music. Good examples of this include the uncomfortable guitar chord in "Blueprint" that goes on for like 10 seconds in the middle. Great track order and smooth transitions. The first tracks are so well put together that it sounds like a medley. And for most other tracks, one ends abruptly straight into the action of the next. No bullshit. Loved the whole album, although loses a bit of momentum following "Greed". But the closer "Shut the Door" is my favorite track, and I enjoy the additional 3 songs (although probably better left out).

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Sun Sep 04 2022
4

Quite liked it.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Rock, garaje. Punk.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

I’m st least a little surprised and disappointed that I'd never heard Fugazi before now. I enjoyed the fast pace of these songs and the passion in the vocals. These guys sound both intelligent and passionate, if maybe a little cynical. I guess that’s a good recipe for becoming a punk musician. I’m definitely listening to this album more frequently, and will check out more of their albums and side projects. Very cool band.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Really glad I had a chance to listen to this band for the first time via 1001. In the hardcore/punk world, I'm more into the post-hardcore vibe and this album fits very well into it. The vocals are violent, raw and emotive and the guitar parts are perfect to support this. I'll come back to this album again and maybe I would give it 5 stars in the futur?

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Great surprise for me ! Love the energy of the album

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Incredible album, incredible band, incredible everything

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

LOVED IT

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

Solid punk album

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Fugazi - Repeater Notes: - I used to own this on vinyl back when I was buying vinyl - Vocals by Ian Mackay of minor threat and embrace, and guy picchotto of rites of spring - Fav song - Shut the door - Great bass, atonal guitar, punchy drums, fantastic vocal delivery - Everything a good Fugazi song should be! Least fav - Merchandise - Guitar was less creative on this song than on other ones - Chorus was good but the whole song is a bit repetitive 3.5? 4? depends on my mood

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

Short but sweet, good album.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

Short, fast, kicking ass.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

I enjoyed the driving bass intros on a few of these. There's a lot about this album that brings Jane's Addiction to mind --- the vocals in Song #1 in particular and the guitars in Brendan #1. I found a lot to like.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

Was surprised by this one as the term post-hardcore waved a few red flags. But once I actually gave it a listen, it subverted my expectations. It's an enjoyable experience that flows well, especially the first three songs which feel blended together. There were times where I lost interest which mainly occurred in the second half and the 3 Songs EP, but aside from that it's an album I can see listening to again in the near future. I liked Turnover, Shut the Door and Merchandise the most out of the bunch. One of the few albums I've listened to where I prefer the bass and drums to the guitars and vocals. The grooves were really interesting and made what would have been your average punk/grunge album just a bit more special. The guitars and vocals itself were fine, just more serviceable and didn't stand out as much. Did like how there were two vocalists which provided that extra variety. I knew one of them sounded familiar once I found out they were in Minor Threat, whose album was a bit too fast and thrashy to listen repeatedly, but was a lot of fun. It made me want to listen to Out Of Step again.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

I would rather listen to this album 100 times than another Britpop album ever again. 8/10

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

8/10 very well put together

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Sun Nov 13 2022
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Turnover, Repeater, Merchandise, Break-in

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Fri Nov 18 2022
4

Wikipedia says this is 'post-hardcore', I like it, but probably not for background music! Saved tracks: Repeater, Brendan 1, Two Beats Off, Styrofoam, Break-In

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Mon Nov 28 2022
4

Hardcore parkour

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Fri Jun 04 2021
3

I've heard a lot about Fugazi but never bothered to check them out. I know they're punkish underground darlings (with that Melvins/Kyuss/Clutch/etc crowd), and I think I've avoided them because I'm worried I'll actually like it. haha. I'm betting it'll either be frustratingly good, or inaccessible shit. And lol yeah, it's not too bad. A couple of tracks here could definitely make my "alternative stuff" playlist. It's kinda noisy and dumb in places, but there's enough catchiness elsewhere to offset it. There's an 80s NYHC vibe going on here and there, which I wasn't expecting. Some of it has an artsy feel, like the Black Flag albums where Rollins took over (I guess this is what the hipsters love about them). And there are a lot of similarities to early Offspring? Like first 3 albums or so, definitely not Ixnay onwards, but wasn't expecting that either. But somehow the volume changes wildly between songs. Whoever mixed this did a pretty bad job. 3/5.

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Tue Jul 06 2021
3

Fun embarrassing fact: when I was 6 years old I thought the Fugees and Fugazi were the same artist. Anyway, musically I guess enjoyed it enough. The energy was seeping through the songs. But nothing stood out to me. Lyrically, I'm pretty ambivalent. Not sure if I'd be enthusiastic for a re-listen. It was fine.

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Thu Dec 31 2020
3

This album is supposed to be angry, but it didn't make me feel anything. Mostly unremarkable. Best track: Brendan 1

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

Little bit good

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

Good but I got the idea

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

Fugazi's a band whose albums I have tough time getting into, even if they have great individual songs on them. That said, this is pretty good, def recommended if you're into punk at all.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Early 90s metal-punk-grunge vibe. Never really listened to Fugazi outside of that one song.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

good band sound but the singing is simply bad

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Tue Jun 29 2021
3

Always thought of them as more of a punk band and was pleasantly surprised.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
3

Okay I’ve heard better from Fugazi

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Tue May 25 2021
3

good and punky

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

Nice 90s nostalgia goin on there

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

Nothing particularly exciting

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

Also fine, not great, didn't hate it

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

Had only heard ‘Waiting Room’ before from a different album. Bass guitar seems to drive the whole album. Can feel the influence roll onto some bands like nirvana/offspring etc.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Although this should be in my wheelhouse it was meh.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

No idea it was from 1990. I can see why people dig it, like a precursor to the Modest mouse style groups. Unfortunately I haven't exactly been in that mood since. Eh.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
3

So this is alternative rock, eh? More like alternative to rock, right guys? But seriously, this is okay

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Never heard of this band. It doesn't initially sound like I will like it but I'm a sucker for a cross over music styles. They sound likea mix between The Misfits and The beastie boys. They also bring in some heavy rock sounds from the 70's. These dudes rock hard...remind me of zeppelin.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

What a great racket. Never heard em before and enjoyed it. Will listen again on the phones but enjoyed. 6.2/10

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

I was never super big on Fugazi but I think about a lot of close friends and it's clear how big of an impact this band had on them.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

Enjoyable in parts but largely a bit flat.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

Grungy

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Sun Jan 24 2021
3

Decent late 80's/early 90's Punk. Reminds me of At the Drive In.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

Little too much drone influence, but I liked a few songs.

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Sat Mar 27 2021
3

hm a lil to edge lord for me however it makes me wanna fight the man so yk

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Fri Jun 25 2021
3

I had heard the name Fugazi before, but had no clue what genre of music they were. This record was alright, but pretty average in my opinion. Enjoyed the listen, but won’t ever listen to it again most likely.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

Wouldn't listen to it again as it isn't really my style but can hear lots of elements of bands I like now in there so I can appreciate that it was likely a progenitor for lots of them

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Tue May 18 2021
3

-seems like fairly standard punk rock...nothing standing out too much

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

Haven't heard this album all the way through before, but it is worth a few more listens for sure.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

I was not familiar with this band or its songs. Pretty good album.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

That whole cutting off the song abruptly thing was cute at first but got ol-

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

I kept wanting to get more into it than I could. There's a lot about punk and post-punk that I like, but the vocal style of a lot of punk singers doesn't quite work for me.

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Tue May 11 2021
3

Wanted to but couldn’t

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

Grew on me as I went through it. Probably would have liked it when I was 12 in the mid 90s and listening to a lot of Offspring. Now I find it just ok.

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Tue May 11 2021
3

Blueprint

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Thu May 13 2021
3

I respect it for what it’s inspired, but can’t really get through it.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

It's not bad, but it's exhausting.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
3

Dense

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Tue Aug 03 2021
3

Gnarly… it had its moments but ultimately fell slightly flat for me. Just can’t buy the angst!

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Fri Aug 20 2021
3

Some cracking songs but I think whilst the album was influential and all that, its not as 'good' as I'd like. A high 3 in the end.

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Sat Aug 28 2021
3

Angry Gen X white guy yelling. In 1990 this is too late to be authentic punk I guess? After wikipedia-ing it this is "post-hardcore." Repeater sounds like pissed off Modest Mouse. I'm sure this was an influence on them. Not as into the more (what I consider) punk tracks like Greed... I like the instrumental tracks. The songs are a little repetitive as I work through it. Strong start that kind of devolves into fodder for angry suburban white kids. Probably would not listen to any of this again. 👍

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Thu Sep 02 2021
3

Repeater, dobry tytul dla plyty ktora mam wrazenie, ze gdzies juz slyszalem, moja okolo rokowa plejka gosci dwa traki od fugazi, ale sa to kawalki z pierwszych epkow, ktore potem zostaly zlaczone w jeden album znany jako 13 songs, ale i tak wrazenie deja vu pozostalo, do czasu az sprawdzilem wokaliste bandy, czyli pana iana mackaye, ktory z wygladu przypomina nerdowskiego nauczyciela klas gimnazjalnych, to jednak potrafi niezle pokrzyczec na mikrofony gloszac hasla prostego punkerstwa, nie wiem czy w ogole istnieje jakies sensowne okreslenie na taki nurt w punku, ale z materialu na out of step i takze na repeaterze tresci sa wyjatkowo anarchistycznie pozytywne, wiec na tytulowym repeaterze mowa o tym jak konczy sie zabawa z drugami, w tym wypadku chodzi o dealowanie, a sam repeater, to pistolet powtarzalny, co robi sens w odniesieniu do kontekstu, dodatkowo repeater to aluzja do tego, ze jest to problem ciagle sie powtarzajacy w spoleczenstwie, a raczej w systemie, ktory oczywiscie z duchem punka nalezy zburzyc, spalic i obszczac, samo uzywanie drugow takze jest ganione na innych kawalkach, jak zamkajacy orginalna wydanie shut the door, dostalo sie takze coonsumerom i materialista, jak na traku merchandise, wiec nie ma mercza od fugazisow, nawet kawalek o styropianie sie znalazl, wiec material pod tym wzgledem jest nawet bardziej zroznicowany niz out of step od minor threat, no ale jest to tez prawie dwa razy dluzszy material, bo 35 minut w orginalnym wydaniu i 42 z trzema dodatkowymi kawalkami, ktore dostepny byly na spotifaju, ale jednak bardziej przemawialo do mnie instrumentalna hardkorowosc out of step, to repeater juz jest po hardkorze i zmierza w kierunku garazowego grania, nie bez powodu mowi sie o tym albumie jako influencja dla nirvany czy pearl jama, bo indyjski rock jest w nim silny, ale basior jest zdecydowanie hajlajtem plyty, zwlaszcza na trakach takich jak two beats off, ktory leci na plejke razem z swoim intrem, przynajmniej oba traki maja jeden motyw liryczny, czyli greed, a ostatnim kawalkiem plejkowym bedzie wspomniany juz tytulowy repeater, dobrze sie sluchalo, ale nie jest to jednak az takie zaskoczenie dla ucha jak poprzedni material pana iana, ktory dane mi bylo uslyszec na liscie

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Wed Sep 08 2021
3

I've had a few albums like this one so far on here. It feels like I should really be into this album and band. But I don't know it sorta misses the mark, I absolutely want to like it more than I do. It's not bad, it's fairly solid. Feels very Tony Hawk soundtrack to me which is kinda cool I guess.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
3

But a good 3

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Wed Oct 13 2021
3

Would I listen again? Probably, yeah.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
3

OG punk, enjoyed it and know its influential but didn't quite like any individual tracks enough to give it a 4.3/5

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Fri Dec 31 2021
3

Nice experience, but nothing too powerful for me.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
3

This is much better than I thought it would be. Catchy, short, fun songs with a lot of attitude. It's not for me, but I'll nod in understanding if someone else wants to nosebleed over this album.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
3

Já já, þokkalegasta rokk. Nokkuð hrátt en ekki alveg orðið 90s rokk.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
3

This was alright, but a downgrade from "13 Songs"

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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

Didn’t appreciate it at first but it does improve with every… repeat… 🙃I think this one requires a bit more listens but it’s not going to get much deeper than a decent early 90s punk album. Would have appreciated it much better had I heard it in my teens

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Fri Feb 18 2022
3

Kovaa menoa ja räiskettä, mutta eipä taaskaan yltänyt työnteon kynnyksen yli mitään erityistä helmeä. Tän voisin kyllä laittaa uudelleenkuuntelulistalle. 3/5 toistaiseksi.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

This is some surprisingly nuanced post hardcore punk. They show some really good writing and their musicmanship is also pretty good. Their sound is pretty stripped down and fairly straightforward, just a guitarist/vocalist, bass player and drummer but they all rock out pretty good. Repeater shows some great chops and Song 1 sounds like a punked out Beastie Boys.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

This likability of this was on the cusp and went back and forth from being noise I like. The cusp dwellers get 3 at the most.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
3

Your favorite band's favorite band. Pretty solid. I like their later work more though.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
3

The band that successfully kept punk alive in the late 80s / early 90s merits a must listen with Repeater. 3.5/5

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

This is another one that can be totally taken or left. It’ll rock some peoples worlds and others will be left suffering the despair of the boredom wank rather than listen to it…make of that what you will.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
3

Rock con mucha pegada de batería, algunos buenos acordes, pero un tanto plano en cuanto a desarrollo

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

A couple of good songs. 3/5

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

I enjoyed the raw energy of this album. It seems pretty stripped down, straight forward angry rock. Nothing quite catchy enough to move it up the ratings, but there also wasn't anything that pushed me away. A good listen.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

Early '90s rock is such an interesting mess. The entire thing felt like a hit and miss. This album's opener, "Turnover", and closer, "Shut the Door" are absolute hits. The rest are pretty okay, I guess. The album as a whole has the rage and grittiness of punk, but it is damped by the wooshy noise of noise rock. That's post-hardcore I guess. Fascinating stuff.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
3

Bueno

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

meh, I like this kind of music so I thought it was fine.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

Una de les peces fonamentals dels post-hardcore i disc reverenciat, que donava inici a la década dels 90 i tot el que hauria de venir. Ha quedat superat i li manquen temes que marquin la diferència, però el seu pes històric és irrebatible

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Sun May 08 2022
3

bof, un genre de punk/rock sans saveur vraiment. Le chant est moyen mais les arrangemetns et composition sont assez bien et certaines on vraiment un bon vibe. 3

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Mon Jun 20 2022
3

Alright. Noisy.

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Sun Jun 26 2022
3

Was okay, very similar to a lot of other albums.

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