By Ken Tucker
Updated July 09, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

On this reissue from 1988, these Anglo-Irish mood-enhancers insist that love is hopeless even as the passion of their playing — the rafter-shaking guitar chords, the baleful vocals — attests to their faith in romance, betrayal, and dizzy crushes. They nearly bury their somber melodies beneath surface noise. But unearthing the tunes is part of the listening pleasure.

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