Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/01/2012 20:02:30
Simply superb 80's
If you like White Lies, you will love this
Ian Curtis at the height of his power, glorious stuff and highly recommended
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'A Journey that Leads to the Sun'
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 17/07/2007 19:58:18
Still sounding light years ahead of it's time,
'Closer' has a reputation for coldness, for despair and for grim Northern doom-and-gloom, but I dont hear anything like that. I hear joyous, life-affirming, FIERCE rock music, and while there's not much in the way of fun to be had here, it's not obligatory to have to take it so seriously.
The songs are (mostly) positive and optimistic, you could even dance to a couple of them(although you'd struggle, knowing what happened just a few short weeks after it's completion).
Martin Hannett's production is excellent, giving each song a clear and clean-ness, which allows every detailed lyric to bite home, to reach every nook and cranny of your psyche.
A lot has been written about 'Closer' in an attempt to mystify and mythify it, most of it gleefully encouraged by Tony Wilson and co at Factory Records, and while I'm not going to de-bunk all that, you should really take it all with a pinch of salt, for what it is, a marketing ploy.
Which is not to say 'Closer' is meaningless, devoid of point, it means more to me, and a lot of other people, than I can possibly describe in a few (admittedly brilliant!) paragraphs.
A big part of my life (still...sorry.), and always will be, 'Closer' is a true great, not stained in any way by the decades (sorry again.) of hyperbole which have followed it around. Buy it twice.
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