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Repeater

Fugazi

1990

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Repeater

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3.09

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5

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

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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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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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Utterly shit. Like a poor man's Papa Roach

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4

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

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

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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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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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5

Simply one of the greatest records ever made.

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Magical. 5

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

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5

I like when Ross said fugazi

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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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Great!

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awesome im in love

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

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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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5

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

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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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KLESSIK

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

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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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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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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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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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5

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

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5

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

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Liking every track.

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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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ouro puro

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

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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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4

Possibly peak Fugazi, a tremendously lean and disciplined sound.

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4

Full emotion. Great riffs. Solid.

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

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Merchandise 👍

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4

Wugazi without the Wu? Who could have imagined!?

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

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Hard and fast punk and grunge, listen to it loud

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I’m here for this one.

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4

This album fucking rips. Very into it.

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Noisy! Enjoyed it.

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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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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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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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Is nice

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

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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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Grunge-rock-punk. Me ha gustado.

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1 2 3 Repeater!!!

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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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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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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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I love old school punk.

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4

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

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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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4

Post punk brilliance.

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

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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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Really good punk!

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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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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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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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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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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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4

That sound, that energy. Love it

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Enjoyed a bit

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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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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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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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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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3.5

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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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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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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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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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Little bit good

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Good but I got the idea

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

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good band sound but the singing is simply bad

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

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

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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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Okay I’ve heard better from Fugazi

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good and punky

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Nice 90s nostalgia goin on there

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Nothing particularly exciting

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Also fine, not great, didn't hate it

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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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Although this should be in my wheelhouse it was meh.

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

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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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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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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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Enjoyable in parts but largely a bit flat.

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Grungy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Wanted to but couldn’t

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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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Blueprint

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

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

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Dense

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

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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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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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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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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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But a good 3

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Would I listen again? Probably, yeah.

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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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Nice experience, but nothing too powerful for me.

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

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

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

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

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A couple of good songs. 3/5

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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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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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Bueno

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

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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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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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dont remember anything about it and certainly nothing positive

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Ugh I didn’t even really get through this album but that one popular song is good lol

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I'm not entirely sure that Fugazi is my thing. It's still early though.

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Poor man’s gob

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Not good, bad, yucky

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Can’t get into it. If me from another time had heard this I bet this would stand out as a great album, as it is I just can’t relate cos I’m too old.

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I like Fugazi but this album just sounded like noise

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Meh.

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I like the music. The vocals turn me off. Blueprint is good.

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made it over half way through and then needed something i could work to

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Got through it. Won't be returning.

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Not for me. Bit too shouty

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I really want to like Fugazi, but I think I like the idea of them more than the actual band. Always one great song, but an album is a lot. It's too abrasive and discordant for me, but sometimes, when it gels...

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Couple of ok songs but on the whole very shouty with little substance.

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It was ok.

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Not a fan,

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Hmmm. I think I like the idea of Fugazi more than the actual Fugazi.

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This album wasn't really my thing. I liked the instrumentals behind some of the songs, but that was it. But I certainly have heard worse out of the albums I've been generated. 2/5 stars.

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Only 1 good song

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I don’t have much to say other than I don’t enjoy this album very much. The singing voices are tough to swallow, and I don’t find the music all that intriguing. There is a guitar riff about 45 seconds into Two Beats Off that is decent. I do enjoy how Joe #1 starts out musically. Why is Song #1 the 12th track? Why not first? Or why not name it Song #12? And while we’re on the number thing, why are Joe and Brendan #1s? Is their a second Joe or Brendan? I don’t see one. What’s the deal with that?

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Jut isn't my thing. So many friends love them but I didn't hear anything that called out to me.

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Couldn't finish this one...

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Not a fan

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Not for me, or maybe I'm just not angry enough.

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yay. Punk.

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Not my cup of tea

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I thought this album was repetative as fuck, and pretty boring ngl

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It was alright, not what I’d usually choose. A bit shouty in parts. 2-3* ?

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2/5

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Not for me thanks. The odd melodic moment and occasional hints of funk in the bass but generally too angsty shouty for my taste

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it started off somewhat strong as soon as the second song came on i sighed because it wasn’t good

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I didn't enjoy this album. Musically it's pretty good though not at all what I enjoy, however, the awful po-faced singing ruined it. I can't see this album's appeal. For the same period I'd rather be listening to Sonic Youth.

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Not really a fan of rock

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It was okay. Can see the appeal but not my cup of tea

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Ok for what it is.

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Meh.

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No thanks.

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Ekki minn tebolli

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'Okay...okay...not bad...oh, he's singing annnnd it's punk. I'm out.'

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This is too much for me - it's like a wale-y guitar and screaming, and are they speaking english? I'm not sure.

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2022-01-12 p628 1990 So-so garage/indie/heavy rock, nothing special 2 stars

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Disappointed with this one - a lack of variation in both the guitar tone and melodic lines means everything just blurs into one big hardcore mess that's ultimately forgettable.

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It's OK. I'm not sure that I needed to listen to this before I die. Maybe the point is that I need to expose myself to new music each day.

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Not my thing

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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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I listend to several short parts of all tracks. Some intro's I liked but in overal this is not my music.

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Rubbish

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Nah, not for me.

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Worse one yet, garbage

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Just relentless noise.

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Nope

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A little to intense for me.

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- rock rock rock

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I gave up, too much shouting

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too grunge

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Meh.... Hardcore drummer bits. Not unique enough to be desired

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Wasn't a fan of 1 second of this.

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Not my style.

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There's a reason Nirvana's "Nevermind" and Pearl Jam's "Ten" became breakthrough albums and crossed into the mainstream and this one just sputtered on the launching pad. Pass. Hard pass. Just doesn't do it for me. I tried, but this was some rough sledding. It wouldn't hurt my feelings at all to have this bumped off the list in favor of Pearl Jam's "Vs." or even "Vitalogy".

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OK. I hated it. Senseless, chaotic, angry, distracting, dissonant noise.

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American, 90s, Rock + = - Great potential has been lost {0/14} [1/5]

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I loved the opening notes of this album - I was thinking I was going to really enjoy this.... and then the vocals started. Sigh. Getting tired of vocals ruining so many records on this list. I feel like I've written this so many times but for me vocals will almost never ever make an album but they sure as shit can wreck one. Could use a solid week of instrumental albums after this and Methuselah Leonard Cohen. No constructive review here - I am not really fond of listening to most things in the punk realm, so I couldn't say this is horrid trash (e.g. Velvet Underground, Le Tigre, FatBoy Slim - I question life itself when hearing those) and if punk is your thing, this is probably gonna be highly-rated. ... I suppose if anything positive here...the music is actually pretty good? Kinda? Maybe? Yay? no it's ok to admit it: I hate this. 3/10 1 star

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Not my cup of tea at all - inherent lyrics and punk(ish) vibe aren't for me. I hesitate to call it bad only because it's clear that it's well done for what they're trying to do. My top pick is 'Blueprint', I didn't mind the bassline.

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I typically can get into this type of music, but this was pretty painful. A lot of yelling and no real tracks that stood out to me. I kind of just wanted it to be over.

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not for me, but some cool guitar riffs around

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Mah

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This one was noisy and monotonous for me, though I admit that I didn't try very hard to listen to it- just worked on something else with it in the background. Not really my thing, though a couple at the end, possibly the one titled Song 1, weren't as bad.

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04/07/2022 More angry punk/rock. Difficult to complete the full listen.

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Je n’aime pas le punk

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