Any one seeking 'perfectly crafted pop perfection' can look away now because this album provides music that is energetically wild, and chaotic, bordering on the ramshackle. But that's the point; It's supposed to be like that!
The album was, perhaps, best known for the cover of 'Lola', before Kurt Cobain and Kim Gordon heaped praised on them in the early '90s, but that is just one of the highlights the album, and it is after that track that the album really get interesting as a slower more Velvets/art rock vibe is introduced. The use of scratchy violin lends a manic punk-folk edge to some of the tunes and there is an surprisingly complex mixture of musical styles here. It isn't perfect, but music like this isn't about perfection.
If I had to compare it to anyone, I would say maybe, The Slits or Gang of Four.
At the time of writing, this album was unavailable on Amazon but I discovered that it(and all the other Raincoats Albums)can be obtained(new!)from the Rough Trade shop(by post or online)and for sensible money. So go on, treat yourself.