Early PiL is, without a doubt, immensely greater than the mess that became the band in the late 80's, early 90's. Jah Wobble, Keith Levene, Jim Walker and John Lydon never got on splendidly, but they could really put an album together well, and formed the best PiL line-up that there ever would be. Album opener "Theme" is an 8-minute epic that few people have ever heard......you will either lose yourself in the solid wall of hypnotic noise, or very quickly press the skip button. The two Religion songs are interesting, the first seeing Lydon reciting a powerful and cynical prayer, before backing it up solidly with the second song featuring a gritty, bone shaking guitar riff. The bouncy "Annalisa" keeps things moving well, and the tragic "Low Life" (based on the now dead Sid Vicious) adds a more personal side to this album. The roaring classic "Public Image" is a perfect, exciting song that hits home immediately and makes you love it, on-pain-of-death. And finally the grating "Attack" and the pointless "Fodderstompf", which has some nice banter but will not be listened to more than once, the two songs that keep this album from 5/5 status. Altogether though, a thrilling, underated album.