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Classic Album Review: F-Minus | Suburban Blight

If brevity is the soul of punk (and it should be), this L.A. crew make the grade.


This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing loud, furious and faster than a speeding bullet. At least, that seems to be the philosophy behind L.A. punks F-Minus on their explosive sophomore disc.

Suburban Blight has no fat, no filler, no fuss, no muss, hell, not even any production credits — just 20 tracks of pure hardcore frenzy in 24 white-hot minutes, cranked out at breakneck speed and with all the power at this foursome’s disposal. Fortunately, they also pack plenty of prowess into their power. Despite their brief shelf lives, each of these tracks is a memorable, fully formed song with blistering guitar riffs, solid structures and even hooky choruses to shout from the pit — provided you’re fast enough to recognize the song before it’s over. If brevity is the soul of punk — and if it ain’t, it oughta be — F-Minus make the grade.