Complete Discography

Complete Discography

by Minor Threat


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Complete Discography

Complete Discography compiles Minor Threat's entire body of recordings on a single compact disc. Hardcore, as a rule, wasn't particularly musically diverse, but Minor Threat were one of the genre's groundbreaking acts and their music has held up better than most of their contemporaries. As the de facto leaders of the Washington, D.C., hardcore scene, the band pioneered the straight-edge mentality by emphasizing impossibly fast tempos, brief songs, political lyrics, and a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle. Besides setting the precedent for several generations of punk rockers with their music and ideals, Minor Threat were simply a better band than most hardcore groups. They had a tight, distinctive sound that wasn't as heavy as their Californian counterparts and, therefore, were often more bracing and effective. Although some of the music on Complete Discography, like much of hardcore in general, hasn't aged particularly well -- with its cheap production, rigid song structures, and political concerns, it is very much a piece of the early '80s -- the sound remains invigorating; the band possessed a visceral energy matched by only a handful of their peers. Complete Discography, in fact, is not only one of the cornerstones of any hardcore collection, it's not a bad way to become acquainted with hardcore.

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Release Date: 02/26/1990
Label: Dischord
UPC: 0718750730428
catalogNumber: 40
Rank: 1058

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Complete Discography 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Minor Threat is the band to take the credit for inventing the Straight Edge philosophy.Singer Ian MacKaye now sings for the band Fugazi.These guys started a revolution in the punk/hardcore scene.Extremly good.Buy this and see how Hardcore came about.This is the basis for so many Hardcore bands.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As Ian MacKaye once said on this record, I try to keep it short. In my humble opinion, this is the epitome of all classic hardcore punk. The speed, the taut rhythms, the buzzsaw riffs, Ian's fiery delivery and lyrics of utmost conviction. Though not for the faint of heart, Minor Threat were one of the best groups at what they did. Complete Discography has it all and it blows away most of the competition even from those heady times. It's a rush you will want to experience time and time again. A cult classic not to be missed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cd, even if your aren't straight edge. One of the greatest bands all time. I recommend it to any punk rock fan. My favorite songs are "Minor Threat," "Filler," and "12XU."
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can I say, this is a must have for anyone who likes punk. If you want to get to know punk, get this record along with Bad Brains' self titled album. Complete Discography has some of the best punk songs ever recorded, in my mind at least. Plus, Ian MacKaye has a pretty positive message for his listeners, being straight edge and all, which is still relevant today. "Out of Step (With the World)", "In My Eyes", and "Filler" are my personal favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Album, I love everything about it; fast, propelling lyrics, invigorating, all with a great message. buy it!?!?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago