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It’s weird: For nearly 20 years, Ian McCulloch & Co. always sounded better to me when someone else put them on. And if grandiose, pulsating postpunk doesn’t get me dancing by my lonesome, something’s wrong. Now I know what it was: I never had the bass turned up enough. —Leonard Roberge