There was a time when, browsing the racks at your favourite record shop, if the label said Transatlantic you were pretty much guaranteed that the contents would be worth your money. You could invest, safe in the knowledge that you'd be likely to be impressed by the album when you got it home.
Basket Of Light put a stop to that.
After this, even the provenance of the Transatlantic label was not enough. Once you had found and bought this album, there were simply not going to be many future occasions upon which a new acquisition would impress you as much as this one.
This one got there first, did it best, and took no prisoners.
One of the ten best albums ever made. But then, that's just my opinion. I've got thousands of the things, but this is one of the very few I regularly come back to. I can hum any of these songs under my breath even when I haven't played it for months.
You already know pretty much what kind of music this is, or you wouldn't be reading this. All I can say is, believe the hype, this band were in a league of their own, and this is some of their best material. Awesome.