The best new order album for me.
It's one of the most angry and disturbed albums I've heard, and it illustrates perfectly their way of singing songs about despair and hatred over a thumping discoey baseline.
The sequencing is stark and hard and sounds brilliant for it, and the lyrics are a joy.
Perfect Kiss isn't as good as the 12", but subculture is far better than the single - it's shorter, but not spoilt by the inappropriate female backing vocals. the fantastic sequencing at the refrain (?) is left untarnished by remixing.
It's an album you want to play loud on headphones in the dark when someone you love has really made you angry lol.
There's a vague similarity with the pet shop boys first album, please, in the stark keyboards and sub-culture subject matter, though of a different sort, and both groups went on to sound more refinded, still brilliant, but they were both on the cusp (?) of genius here.