I remember when I first came across the album I had to put it away after listening because it was so depressing... it still is, but I can enjoy the music now. It truly is a masterpiece in its way and I will always be glad they made this album because that was what got me into britpop and indie.
I said this in Dec 2011 - "I like all the songs on this album, some more than others perhaps, but as a dedicated album listener, this is the one album that almost prompts me to switch my iPod to track shuffle. I have a lot af albums that end too soon... this is not one of them." - plus ça change