The final of the late 1980s trilogy is The The’s Mindbomb, Matt Johnson’s fourth album and to my mind his best. Working with Johnny Marr, late of The Smiths, created a wonderful piece of work, sensual and political. Quiet and loud. Structured and abstract.

At the end of my first attempt at A Levels, I went up to Norfolk with a group of school friends to spend a week sailing boats across The Broads. The sound of Mindbomb floating across the waters reminds me of those happy days.

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