Apr 08, 2019

This is my favorite Buzzcocks record—a masterpiece from start to finish. With the new fortieth anniversary re-issue of this, their amazing second LP from 1978, there’s a nice new remastering job and some fresh new liner notes to look at alongside this absolute monster of a record. Buzzcocks paired their trademarked buzzsaw punk guitar sound with devastatingly smart and masterfully crafted pop melodies to create an absolutely essential album that anyone worth their weight in safety pins should own and be intimately familiar with. I wish I didn’t love this record already so I could hear it again for the first time and fall in love with it all over again. Essential. –Mark Twistworthy (Domino)