Don't get me wrong I love TA.
But I'm finding it very difficult to decide why it is "the album". After all it wasn't the band's most successful album in terms of commercial success, the songs off TA aren't played on the radio as often as the hits off Woodface or CH.
And dare I say it, for me it's not perfect, in fact I find it easier to say what I don't like about TA than what I do love.
My most specific grip is "Walking on the spot" which for me spoils the oil painting and should have been cut out. There are other things about it too, that make me feel uncomfortable. Songs like Catherine Wheels and Private Universe that because of their intensity, stir uncomfortable and almost painful emotions in me (I still like the songs though). Sometimes these songs makes it difficult to listen to the album in one go.
So do you agree with the consensus view that TA is CH at their best and if so why? Let us not assume or presume, let us justify our opinions.
Will anyone be brave enough to say that TA isn't their favourite or CH at their best, if so where does it fall short? what's better? what does it for you?
And what doesn't work on TA for you, you may disagree with me and love Walking on the spot, but hate In my command???
Come on Frenz time to study the "Mona Lisa" of CH and see whether she's hiding a secret mustache