You have to give this album 5 stars. It is one of the best first albums ever. As with so many of these recent reissues it is a missed opportunity for the completist, but you have to review what is on the disc. I think that the remix tracks are redundant, glitches or not, adding nothing but length to the originals. This is simply a wonderfully exhilarating collection of songs whichever version you buy, borrow or download.
I'm surpised at the negativity of the earlier reviews. I've had mine three months now and take it everywhere. The DAB reception is clear and the MP3 stores a reasonable amount of music (although it does play an artists tracks in alphabetical order, which is odd if you're not expecting it). Good quality AAA batteries seem to last a long time but I do take the point that the maximum volume is not high. I'm sure the manufacturer is only trying to protect our hearing. Perfect for slipping into the top pocket to listen to a test match commentary whilst weeding the borders or some calming ambient grooves whilst waiting for the bus.
This is obviously an important work in the history of Science Fiction. Many of the staple ingredients of pulp SF made their first appearances here, but it is very hard work. Even allowing for the fact that it was originally a newspaper serialisation, the prose is abysmal. The narrator seems very distant from the action and the reader. I had the impression that he was observing it through binoculars, and relaying what he saw through a megaphone. There are no characters in this novel, just stuff happening. A book to read about, rather than read. Two stars for content but absolutely nothing for style.