5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 8 June 2007
This was the very first album I ever bought way back in 1980 on Compact Cassette, (Remember those).I think this was the second LP release from the band. It was and still is, a wonderful album. Cheery, cheeky, catchy songs that have stayed with me for 27 years. If you want to know why the late John Peel loved this band buy this. I think this is the strongest of the proper albums still rough around the edges and better for it.
My favorite Track here is Tearproof with its opening line from Sharkey. "She's a girl in a million, that does what a million girls do."
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 October 2010
I loved this record when it was first released being a spotty 15 year old youth finding out about life. Although I lived in what seemed a very different world in Englannd (Northern Ireland was a very troubled place back then), the basic issues were and still are the same. I wanted to kiss girls and all that. Hypnotised is such a great record much beyond My Perfect Cousin and Wednesday Week, every song is a classic in its own right. If you were wondering whether you might want to try this record, I can't recommend it enough. Give it a few plays and then every time you go back to it or hear a song on your shuffle you will be singing along. Oh dear, what's with Terry? The last track on the album is as recognisable as the first. Buy it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2009
As a teenager growing up in the midst of the punk explosion, I found The Undertones, as most of us did for most of our bands, via the late night radio John Peel show. Oddly it was The Undertones' second single 'Get Over You' that really switched me onto them, rather than 'Teenage Kicks'.
I bought this (as an LP) the day it came out and it was stuck like glue on my turntable in my bedroom for weeks.... months and even years. Almost every track on here is a post-punk pop gem. The first track "More Songs About Chocolate And Girls" is the single that never was. The second track "There goes Norman" - I dare you to listen to that more than twice and NOT be humming it for days. Third (and title) track "Hypnotised". You will be. There's two singles on here, the melodic "Wednesday Week" and the classic "My Perfect Cousin". "Tearproof" is a gem. There's a great cover of "Under The Boardwalk" plus 9 more brilliantly catchy songs.
If you want 16 perfect slices of late 70s/early 80s post punk, catchy enjoyable and downright brilliant songs, get this. You won't be disappointed.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 28 May 2006
This is a very enjoyable album, this band are a must for any punk fan. I love the way Feargal Sharkey sings with such passion. My favourite song on this would be "hard luck". All songs are very catchy.