Yes, one of their best. One thing about this album that makes it such a joy to listen to (for me, at least) is the presence of Nic Potter. They have a very "heavy" sound and a groove that is lost later, because there's a real rhythm section here with Potter and Evans (who played together in The Misunderstood--great band). Also, Potter overdubs savvy electric guitar (some mistake for Fripp) on a few cuts. Hammill's vox are top rate (even if his lyrics are not yet ). Anyway, I rarely see praise for Potter's role, and this album demonstrates his value to the band. Those organ peddles just don't provide that genuine bottom that a good bassist can. (Btw, I still think some of their best work came later, but this is underrated VdGG, and I wonder how the later stuff might have sounded with Potter ).