The catchy riffs and toe-tapping beats are there, but that's precisely the problem - stubborn in nature, with very little desire to change, they are just there.
As is probably appropriate, Every Country’s Sun listens like an immense post-rock mass of warmth, light, and/or incineration. Who could say no to that?
Reviews make a lot more sense when they can be put into context. After passing 150 albums reviewed we thought it was high time to look at the statistics.
Pretty much everything about Unknown Pleasures was, and continues to be, a total triumph in cathartic misery. It's a true classic.
The album makes for hypnotic listening, bobbling along like a well-mannered German robot. All these years later it still sounds like the future.