Minor Threat and Rites of Spring will always be a footnote in comparison to the popularity that Fugazi conjured in their long history. But if we follow the steps that lead to one of post-hardcore's finest bands we see two great discographies full of honest, thoughtful hardcore. Rites of Spring are usually credited with creating the genre of emo and with Guy Piccotto's ridiculous shrieks on this album and the legends of their live shows it's easy to see why. If you are a hardcore fan you should own this album, and that's all there is to it. If you arenít a hardcore fan and looking to get into the genre this along with Black Flagís Damaged and Minor Threatís Discography are great starting points.
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