A Certain Ratio – The Graveyard And The Ballroom, To Each… & Force (reissues)

In the same way that there was more to ‘80s Rough Trade Records than just The Smiths, there was far more to Factory Records than the dominating narratives of The Happy Mondays, Joy Division and New Order.  Beneath the Factory umbrella also flourished a clutch of other talents who deserve greater recognition, especially as their influence becomes … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#52 (The Home Current’s Martin Jensen on To Each)

Martin Jensen (The Home Current) on… A Certain Ratio’s To Each (Factory Records, 1981) I don't think I will ever fully comprehend why A Certain Ratio's first official album, To Each, has always been written off as somewhat mediocre. At the time of its release in 1981, it enjoyed a lukewarm reception at best and it was generally brushed … [Read more...]