The are not many 30 year old albums that sound more smart, vital, and up to date than anything currently being churned out. Time has revealed this as a genuine classic - and makes much of the guitar-pap being churned out by today's indie-poppers seem juvenile amd irrelevant. It's all very simple - fuzzy, churning, bounding guitars (sounding just like what the electric guitar was invented for), brilliant drumming and bass lines, and edgy, intelligent lyrics. If you don't like one track there will be another along in a minute - they don't overstay their welcome and leave you wanting more. Despite the plethora of tracks this album is consistently brilliant - you will play it all the way through and then go back again to the tracks you love best. I do not play any album more than I return to this one, and many of the tracks consistently make my 'best of' playlists. Much copied, totally influential, but never bettered. The central riff of 1,2,XU is worth your money alone - treat the rest as a bonus.