Review: Margin Walker by Fugazi
National Music Reviews
Even though Ian MacKaye is a self-righteous bastard, he sure can write great music. Fugazi has certainly done it again with their latest six-song EP, Margin Walker. I didn’t think anything could ever touch their first EP, but this one is better.
The best thing about Fugazi’s sound is the melodic music combined with Ian’s screaming vocals. When I saw them play live, I was quite put off by Ian’s constant preaching—maybe I miss it, but those messages aren’t that blatant in the music. I like that.
The two faves on this album have to be “Margin Walker” and “Burning Too.” The EPis brilliantly written and produced. Riffs and musical “catches” are in all the right places. I wish the band would release a full-length album; however, the album is only $5.00, and it is printed on the album. Fugazi does, however, release albums often. Keep your eyes open—Margin Walker is the album with the picture of Ian MacKaye with food on his face.