"With Bobby Gillespie clubbing minimalist drums and the East Kilbride brothers creating feed-back riddled, Velvet Underground-style guitar noise, this 1985 masterpiece set the standard for grunge rock."
"Released weeks after the suicide of Ian Curtis, tormented by epilepsy and depression, Closer carries an unbearable poignancy. Curtis' powerful images of mass murder and mental illness are terrifying."
"While U2 were dabbling in America's blues, rock 'n roll and country heritage, the Joshua Tree, a record wrought with grand gestures and hugely emotive love songs, was made. Stadium rock at it's best."