Fugazi is a hardcore punk band hailing from Washington D.C. led by frontman Ian MacKaye, who is popularly known as the individual who created the term 'straight edge'. Their music is a mix of melodic bass lines and distorted guitars, which may seem off-putting at first to the contemporary music listener. However, there is a special depth to their music which transcends the mere average punk band.
This depth comes from the heart and soul outpoured by MacKaye's lyrics. Much of Fugazi's lyrics focus around topics of poverty and lifestyle choices. However, it is clear that MacKaye's lyrical brilliance truly shine in his ability to be reflective and look back at lifes ups and downs.
This album is strongly advisable for any hardcore or punk fan, or even for the average listener who enjoy listening to a diverse range of music. Happy listening!
Some of the key tracks within this album are 'Waiting room' and 'Glue man'.