This is hailed as one of the great pioneering goth albums but I can’t understand why, It’s melodic rock with a kind of echo to the production that gave them an ethereal sound but not what I’d call goth. Anyhow, that’s semantics. This album gave the band their most recognisable hit in She Sells Sanctuary. Ian Astbury was a great vocalist and fit nicely alongside Billy Duffy’s jangly guitars. While it may sound dated today at the time it was fresh and full of promise.