A seminal moment for many a young tormented soul of the 80s. For anyone who is willing to give this time, it's just about the best bloody record ever. It's sheer beauty and majestic heights, it's raw honesty, integrity, drama, tenderness, its angers and sorrows, love and hatred - warts n all, will forever soundtrack your life. I mean, just listen to First Time about, yes, the 'first time' and feel the exquisite pains of lost youth and jaded love - the desperate desire to 'relive the very first time'. This album bleeds its heart and soul through the speakers - and if you listen to it all the way through can come out feeling like you've just been on an emotional rollercoaster. Black Heart and (my fave ever song) Torment stand out for sure - sublime moments. This was a really exciting record when it came out, I'm chuffed I got my vinyl copy autographed back then. Torment and Toreros (and the more instant Untitled) were your best mates, back then. The ones you got drunk with the first time, had sex with the first time, the first STD, the throwing-up, the unrequited loves, being beaten up for being different - this was the mate that got you into trouble when you didn't need it and gave you a comforting hug when you did. This was a brave record to make - it's pop, punk, goth, cabaret and torch all rolling around drunk on the floor and living the life. Can't say enough good words about this album. (In)Famous for being the 'nervous breakdown' on vinyl release, it's definitely not for the lighthearted!