Didn't know much about this band apart from the stuff everybody always says. Didn't know the music at all apart from "Love Will Tear us Apart" (not on this album). Bought this to make my own mind up. I was very pleasantly surprised. Minimalistic beats, drone-y keyboards, the odd bit of squally guitar and Jim Morrison-like vocals. I love it and play it loads, to be honest. It wouldn't seem out of place in today's musical landscape at all. It is not like "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - It's better.