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Steady Diet of Nothing
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
This is punk rock slowed down to a lope, transformed into angry meditations on, well, a number of things--sometimes alienation, sometimes the fashion industry, and sometimes things too vague really to specify. Fugazi are ... more »
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This is punk rock slowed down to a lope, transformed into angry meditations on, well, a number of things--sometimes alienation, sometimes the fashion industry, and sometimes things too vague really to specify. Fugazi are always interesting, if only because of their absolute willingness to overturn every established punk rock convention (and what could be more punk rock?). On this record, inventiveness generally outpaces quality, and protest songs without catchy melodies--for all their good intentions--are pretty quickly forgotten. Regardless, their trademark staccato guitar attack and fractured rhythms are here in force, and at least two songs, "Reclamation" and "Nice New Outfit," rank with their best. --Percy Keegan
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Todd B. from PASCOAG, RI
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Fugazi grows up
Nathan B. Hyatt | San Francisco | 05/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album strikes you immediately because, as others have pointed out, the production is different from their previous (and subsequent) releases. Basically, this is a Fugazi that has matured. The distortion is less a visceral, more refined texture, and the mix is more even (compared to the guitar dominated Killtaker and Repeater). Even the songwriting is restrained, focused and direct. The centerpiece of the album (and one of the best tracks) is the eponymous instrumental, track 6. When you're a band with two of the best rock vocalists of all-time, and the best track on your latest album is *instrumental,* you know you're a great band...The first thing I thought when I heard this was, "Wow, Fugazi's grown up since Repeater," which is a good thing, even though Repeater is amazing (of course) and being loud and raw is a good thing, too. But fear not, there's always Killtaker to make sure the raw thing is taken care of...This album represents Fugazi finding themselves in the recording studio (another good thing), because from here on, they wouldn't just be hitting "record" and then start playing. They were working *in* the studio. People have criticized this album for being less intense or emotional than the others, or the sound being "weaker," but none of these is true. When your only way to convey depth or meaning is through volume, then you are limited, and thankfully Fugazi is certainly not limited in this way. To think that they progressed to this only a year or two after their breakthrough album Repeater is quite impressive."
Mr. Mark | Canada | 01/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Maybe not their best, but solid. Either you like Fugazi's sound or you don't in my opinion. I would not trust someone who suggested Ted Nugent over Fugazi, or even made a compairison for that matter. Period (see next review). A CD would have to be pretty bad to honestly receive only 1 star. THis is 4 star material all the way. Try repeater if you don't have anything else."