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Nowhere is this diversity more evident than on "Nightshop" and "Ex-Spectator", both full of wild, unpredictable dynamics, all brought together seamlessly. Elsewhere, the band is ever dynamic, from loud punk anthems ("Full Disclosure", "Epic Problem"), to softer, ambient ballads ("Strangelight", "The Kill"). "Cashout" and "Life and Limb" are equally bizarre and catchy, with singable melodies superimposing odd, offbeat rhythms, once again showcasing this band's tremendous songwriting talent. Anybody can do all of these things, but to bring them together as they do is truly special.
Most bands that fall into the punk or indie genres are not well-known for their technical prowess, but Fugazi are undoubtedly an exception. The drumming is dizzyingly dynamic, going from wild and erratic to subtle and subdued, sounding completely natural either way. The guitar and bass are both raw and stylish (and "Ex-Spectator" even features some cool finger-tapping from both), and frontman Guy Piccioto is the perfect vocalist to match it all, going from hair-raising howls to Beatle-like choruses.
Simply put, Fugazi is one of the best rock bands there is, and a must for any music-lover. And better yet, the band works to keep the prices of their CD's low, so you have no excuse. Buy all their stuff.
Catchy songs that partialy resemble the Fugazi of old like Full Disclosure sound like they COULD become radio hits, will they? Nope not a chance, the public is too wrapped up in style over substance. Songs like Cashout, The Kill, and Nightshop show off the new more experimentive sound of the band, offering a great contrast that I never get bored of hearing in an album.
This is like the OK Computer of the punk genre, complex, thought out, and extremly catchy (in a good way) not only should punk and emo fans pick this up, but anyone who enjoys music as a whole should too.
Most importantly, though, the songs here are simply better written than what you'll find pretty much anywhere else. With the exception of the brief intro track, everything here has something to offer. Cashout switches from quietly reflective to righteously angry in the blink of an eye, befitting its indignant anti-gentrification lyrics; the shouted mantra of "Everybody wants somewhere!" easily pushes the song from good to great. Full Disclosure interrupts its whiplash-inducing guitars and maniacal screams long enough to inject some sunny vocal harmonies (check out those "oooh"'s in the chorus!).Read more ›
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I got this album for my 22nd birthday, not long after its release. I didn't want to admit it at the time, but I already knew it might be the best Fugazi record. Read morePublished 5 months ago by PJ KInzer
Best Fugazi album I have, but still have trouble connecting on a consistent basis. Direct and honest, but not tuneful enough to make the cretin in me hop while taking the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Daniel W. Bleier
It's always hard for fans to let go the early days and accept the new stuff.
I, for example, don't like the new smashing pumpkins and always prefered Vaya and In Casino Out to... Read more
This is a great album with everything that makes a great fugazi album. Think red medicine meets end hits, and that's what you've got.Published on October 13, 2013 by benjamin mcbride
Especially "Strangelight". I got incredibly inspired after hearing this album on vinyl. One of those records you don't have to skip any tracks because it's so solid. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by Timothy E. Faircloth Jr.
I haven't heard any previous Fugazi albums so I can't compare Argument with the other ones, but what I hear on this album is quite boring and underwhelming to say the least. Read morePublished on July 23, 2010 by Bryan
this is as close to failure as it can get.. i'm an old school Fugazzi fan, and this album has nothing to do with their stuff from way back when.. sorry guys, not there no more....Published on July 10, 2009 by M. Sinan Akiman
Fugazi-The Argument *****
Fugazi are almost an entity in the music world rather than a mere band. Read more
I've seen this band play many times and they rocked my world at each gig. This melodic, edgy, ultra tight, punky/hard-core type band is a must have for anyone who likes loud music. Read morePublished on September 9, 2008 by Anne K. Stahl
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