SCRAPS: Dismantle the Machine One Cog at a Time: LP

Scraps were a pioneering French hardcore band, and this is a re-release of their final LP, from 1994. The music is tuneful ’80s-style hardcore à la 7 Seconds and Minor Threat. These songs were written shortly after the formation of the European Union and rail against the big-business-centric politics of that (and, unfortunately, this) era. “They whitewash the cities to attract investors.” The music and politics here are timeless. –Chris Terry (Refuse, refusemusic.net)