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A masterpiece from that hardcore legend Ian MacKaye,
This review is from: Repeater + 3 Songs (Audio CD)
On first listen, this an average post-hardcore album. On second listen, this is a masterpiece.
Repeater + Three Songs (to give it's full name) starts strongly with the catchy Turnover, and then goes into the jazz-tinged title track.
This is followed by one of the best intstrumentals I have ever heard (and I've heard a lot!) and then the album's two best tracks - Merchandise and Blueprint.
Merchandise is the Fugazi song everyone has heard of - with its phenomenal guitar riffs, great chorus, and Ian MacKaye yelling "You are not what you own!", this is song is that put Fugazi on the 'must-buy' map.
Blueprint is more melodic, but still filled with the same fury from Merchandise. I think very much that a modern day pop artist stole the tune from Blueprint and made that depressing Christmas number one.
Anyway, to wrap things up, the rest of the album is also amazing and 'Repeater + Three Songs' definately deserves to have a place on your record shelf.
P.S. If you like this, buy Pailhead's EP 'Trait' or Minor Threat's 'Complete Discography'. They both feature Fugazi frontman Ian MacKay and are both amazing.