To be honest, when I read reviews with words like 'goth', '1980s', 'post-punk' and so on, I'm never expecting to be that taken by what I hear anymore. That's partly because I've heard so much music which could be described using this kind of language that very little stands out. It's my own fault - this is sort of music I'm always going to be whore for I guess.
However, this appears to be a particularly understated and unassuming little gem of an album and I hope it doesn't pass under the radar. They've really nailed the sound here - it doesn't sound like paint by numbers Joy Division that most of us could be forgiven for expecting.
I'm interested to hear what other people think.
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