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1 The Setup 3:21 $1.49 Buy
2 Hunt Again 2:30 $1.49 Buy
3 The Enthusiast 3:51 $1.49 Buy
4 Falling 4:14 $1.49 Buy
5 What We Really Were 4:25 $1.49 Buy
6 Max Ernst's Dream 3:44 $1.49 Buy
7 Fake Blood 3:45 $1.49 Buy
8 Prepared 3:16 $1.49 Buy
9 [interlude/silence] 0:28 $1.49 Buy
10 Wounded World 3:42 $1.49 Buy
11 Dirt 3:59 $1.49 Buy
12 Into The Fire 3:54 $1.49 Buy
13 Fever Moon 4:00 $1.49 Buy
14 Nicotine Bomb 3:30 $1.49 Buy
15 Playland 2:45 $1.49 Buy
16 Absent Mind 5:34 $1.49 Buy

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Mission of Burma's second full-length album is a major surprise for two key reasons. First of all, it's downright shocking that the revered Boston post-punk band even attempted to follow up their 1982 debut--more than 20 years later. Second, the record is stunningly good.

Starting off their reunion disc with the furious sounds of "The Setup," the band (sans original member/tape manipulator Martin Swope, here replaced by Shellac's Bob Weston) confidently lunges forward, with Roger Miller's razor-sharp guitars and distinctive vocals leading the group on a rhythmic workout. Proving that Mission of Burma is a democratic enterprise, bassist/vocalist Clint Conley commandeers the blazing "Hunt Again," while drummer Peter Prescott contributes "The Enthusiast," another showcase for the band's nearly telepathic instrumental synergy. Fellow Bostonian Tanya Donnelly (Throwing Muses/Belly) sings on the dynamic "Falling," but the unexpected flourishes don't stop there; "Nicotine Bomb," the album's most unusual track, sounds like a hoedown thrown by the Dead Kennedys. Throughout ONOFFON, Mission of Burma's energy never relents, easily putting bands half their age to shame.

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One of the unsung heroes of the post-punk movement, Mission Of Burma's return sounds as though this influential Boston band never broke up. - CMJ