I just picked this up today, Ariel cover feature. Looks to be a good interview. I've just done the initial skim through and he nods to The Cure's Faith LP (even going so far as telling Joy Division to shove it by comparison). Also he compares the hyped sexuality of Symphony of the Nymph to Buzzcocks' "Orgasm Addict", which I can actually see. Anyone else got it? Thoughts?
I do know what he means as far as the Faith LP is concerned, though. There is something to it being a genre in itself, as he puts it. Typifying "mediocrity, ambiguity, totally serious and totally hopeless."