I had heard a lot of stuff hyping the Minutemen, mainly from 'Our band could be you're life' by Micheal Azerrad (which, if you haven't read and you're a fan of 1980s American Alterna-Punk, you should be lynched) so I ordered this album.
Talk about living up to the hype! The Minutemen provide everything that Gang of Four promise you, but never quite deliver. Its thinking mans punk rock, but its never dull. Its experimental, but always retains purpose.
This band COULD be you're life. I can't stop listening to them. Its a blessing and a curse. My head hurts, but it is a good pain.