The Chords were the kings of mod from 1979-1981, releasing dozens of singles and racking up a sizeable following across the UK and beyond. Sadly, the band has been largely forgotten since then, making the appearance of this 20-track collection something akin to manna from heaven. Tracks like `Now It's Gone' and `Something's Missing' are every bit as essential as anything The Who ever recorded, both in terms of urgency and appeal, and they deserve to be heard, remembered, cherished. I've never heard another mod band as consistently engaging as The Chords. In fact, I'm left wishing that the band had stayed together long enough for this to have been a double-disc collection.