The Buzzcocks | A Different Kind of Tension
A Different Kind of Tension is the third studio album by English punk rock band Buzzcocks. It was released in September 1979. It charted at No. 42 in the United Kingdom and No. 163 in the United States.
Treble called the album “their most advanced and forward thinking album to date, a fitting conclusion to their fantastic first trio of albums.” In their review of the reissues of the band's first three albums, Rolling Stone called A Different Kind of Tension “the best of these three”.
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- “Sitting Around at Home”
- “You Say You Don’t Love Me”
- “You Know You Can’t Help It”
- “Mad Mad Judy”
- “Raison D’etre”
- “I Don’t Know What to Do with My Life”
- “Hollow Inside”
- “A Different Kind of Tension”
- “I Believe”
- “Radio Nine”
The sleeve features a photograph of the band taken on Westminster Bridge amongst a montage of triangles. This continued the artistic theme established by Malcolm Garrett on the covers of Another Music in a Different Kitchen (squares) and Love Bites (circles).