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Description: Vs. is an album by the Boston post-punk band Mission of Burma. It was a fully realized follow-up to their EP Signals, Calls, and Marches. It was the only full studio album the band released during the 1980s, as soon afterward they disbanded due to Roger Miller's worsening tinnitus. The album is hailed as one of the classic examples of the post-punk movement and is ranked number 49 on Pitchfork Media's Top 100 Albums of the 1980s. Pitchfork writer Chris Dahlen states, "Boston's finest art-punk trio-plus-tape-guy recorded just one studio full-length, and it's a massive legacy. Assessable not in tunes but in grinding veloci ... (more)
Manufacturer: Ace of Hearts
Release date: 18 March 1982
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0014431034022 UPC: 014431034022
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RS: 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All-Time (40 music items)

""I think we're just a closet prog-rock act that happened during punk," Mission of Burma's Clint Conley once said. But the Boston avant-screech band pioneered an arty approach to punk with its 1980 debut indie single, "Academy Fight Song." Vs. is a complex headphone record, yet it's also a festering racket — with the anti-Reagan screed "That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate," and the throbbing tremolo trance of "Trem Two.""