I've just put this album on for the first time in years, and I'd forgotten just how good it is. Gavin Rossdale is a rockstar celebrity idiot, and I'm sure (not that I've heard it) that his output since has been utterly bollocks (science of things and the one after were anyway) but this record has a great empty kind of atmosphere - I especially like the guitars, not really anything like it to be found anywhere else in musical history. I mean, I know it's very Nirvana, but the way the two guitars work together is unlike anything Kurt and whoever his backup guitarist had.
Second, and probably more controversially, I actually think it is Steve Albini's best production work.
I'm not expecting anyone to agree here...