I saw a review of this record in Uncut recently describing the band as ahead of their time. Squire emerged from the 79 Mod Revival with the novelty "Walking Down The Kings Road", but it was their later songs, the 1980 My Mind Goes Round In Circles with Kirsty MacColl, the psychedelic masterpiece No Time Tomorrow, pure pop of Girl On A Train and Jesamine and inspired cover of Big Star's September Gurls, released all the way back in 1984 that defined the bands reputation and enduring status.
Weller was king of the Mod defining angry young man style of songwriting, but Meynell's wry observations and incredibly catchy melodies gave Squire an appeal that went far beyond their original tag. The songs here are timeless masterpieces and sound as good as I remember first time I heard them. This is a great record from a critically overlooked band and a songwriter that deserves to be up there with the era's other great songwriters, Weller, Costello, Gifford/Tilbrook, Shelly et al.