Singles band nothing. Here, the Manchester four-piece churns out one of the best albums of the 80s, half punk, half synthpop, all bliss. Sumner’s not your archetypical frontman, but he’s never been more comfortable in that role, what with his infectious hooks and clangy guitar. The rhythms have a presence only Gillian Gilbert’s wizardly could conjure. Give it a spin, but don’t expect it to leave your turnstile anytime soon.
[“Weirdo”, “Way of Life”, “Bizarre Love Triangle”, “All Day Long”, “Every Little Counts”]