It was Mark Ronson's rendition of Pretty Green that made me want to check this album out again. My memory always told me All Mod Cons was Weller's most artistic achievement with The Jam but listening to Sound Affects again, I find an angular amalgam of bubblegum melody and sharp industrial production - very post punk art pop, very 'now'. In fact I recognise this is the enduring sound of The Jam and not All Mod Cons which, out of context with the Mod Revival sounds more like 'Squeeze' than 'street sharp'.
Though both are great records from a great band, this is the one that has stood the test of time for me.
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