1980 is a quite a while ago but this album - released that year -still sounds great to me.
This is the album that spawned the singles Fade To Grey, Mind Of A Toy and the title track. Taking time out from their regular musical activities (Ultravox and Magazine - two of the late seventies' most influential British bands - among them), Visage were always conceived as a studio project and they delivered the goods on this album and its sequel The Anvil (1982).
Highlights here? The singles but also tracks like The Dancer, Blocks & Blocks, the stonking instrumental Moon Over Moscow and the homage to Clint Eastwood himself, Malpaso Man.
If you want to know how British synth-based pop/rock developed in the wake of Numan, Foxx and Kraftwerk, buy this and know the truth.