Infected is the second album by The The, released on Some Bizzare/Epic Records on 17 November 1986. The album produced four UK singles, including their best-selling single “Heartland”, which reached 29 and spent 10 weeks on the chart, “Infected” (UK #48), “Slow Train to Dawn” (UK #64) and “Sweet Bird of Truth” (UK #55). Although it only peaked at 14 in the UK Albums Chart, it stayed on the chart for 30 weeks, making it by far The The’s most commercially successful album.
“Infected was a massive hit for Matt Johnson on release thirty years ago but its lyrical message rings louder than ever”
Jeremy Allen, The Quietus