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Music Reviews

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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
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No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Fat Possum
Minor Threat
First Demo Tape
Dischord Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
This music was worthy of worship in 7th grade. Never had I heard such fury unleashed in such a short amount of time. These songs are what set me apart from the rest of the crowd at school. Hell, I even adopted the much-loved straight-edge lifestyle for a decent amount of time when I was younger. Don't laugh. The funny thing about Minor Threat is, no matter how old you get, you throw this album on your record player and you feel just as vibrant as you did in 7th grade.

This new release consists of the first demo recorded by Minor Threat only a month before recording their renowned self-titled album. Although MacKaye and cohorts returned and recorded these songs again, one could wonder why they ever decided to do so. Songs like "Minor Threat", "Straight Edge", and "I Don't Wanna Hear It" never sounded better. The album sleeve is also note worthy in that it shows in fact how absurdly young these guys were. It also shows pictures of young friend Henry Rollins jamming along.

Although fairly short, this EP is priced well. Four dollars is a price you cannot beat for some seriously good music. Minor Threat bring the goods on this one. They sound full of youth and energy- and after listening to this, you will most likely feel the same.

Reviewed by Adam Jaenke
A contributing writer for LAS, Adam Jaenke is from Eau Claire. Isn\'t that also the name of a pastry?

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