This is possibly my favourite post-punk album. It was one of the first I heard, when I was about 15 or 16. Despite the prevalence of punk and post-punk bands active in Manchester during this period, Gang Of Four were actually four students from my hometown of Leeds, and so it has a special. It's political but not in the annoying Rage Against The Machine way; they sing about sex but not in your typical teenage manner; and it's slightly influenced by funk and reggae - a theme that will be explored in greater detail later in the week. Enjoy.
Gang Of Four – Entertainment! (1979)