This epoch-making record of the late '80s effortlessly combines dense swathes of guitar noise and dance music. This turned out to be their last record, guitarist and studio maestro Kevin Shields having set their standards so high it was impossible to surpass them. Shields is now playing with Primal Scream. Includes the classics Loomer, Soon and To Here Knows When.
Mike McGonigal started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance in 1983, when he was fifteen. Since then he has written for numerous publications including the Village Voice, Artforum, and Spin. He is now the editor of the music/art/literature fanzine YETI. He lives in Seattle.