I’ll start off by stating that I’m a huge fan of Adrian Borland. I feel like he is one of—if not the—most underrated artists of the eighties post-punk scene. The Sound started up in the late seventies and made music similar to the Chameleons UK and Joy Division, but all their own. If you know either of those two bands but have never heard the Sound, you’re in for a treat. I saw the title of this CD and it immediately caught my attention. I previously hadn’t heard of a single band on this compilation, which I found kind of strange. But, strangely enough, everyone’s covers impressed me. The songs go through the whole Sound catalog and even into some of Borland’s solo material. The insert mentions a documentary that is coming out on Borland. In the meantime, if you want to hear some new takes on some of the best post-punk songs ever written, check this comp out.
–Ryan Nichols (The Beautiful Music, [email protected])