Subtitled 'Songs From Under The Dance Floor', 'Death Disco' is a trawl through the songs which characterised the aftermath of punk and its subsequent inroads into funk music. No surprise that it begins with the title track recorded by Public Image Limited with the ominously rumbling of Jah Wobble's bass providing an insistent counterpoint to John Lydon's caterwauling. Low on tunes but high on rhythm, this compilation features unsettling yet fertile work and just about all of it has aged well from the Normal's primitive throbbing on 'Warm Leatherette' to the chugging futurism of Simple Minds' 'Theme For Great Cities'. But however influential the likes of Throbbling Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire are, it's almost a relief to hear the tracks which take themselves less seriously. The Higsons set about their task with wild abandon, Arto Lindsay delivers the Scritti Politti art-pop pastiche 'Let's Be Adult' and best of all is Buzzcocks' brilliantly infectious 'Why Can't I Touch It?'. Proving sometimes that it's better to be dumb than clever.