Saturday, 21 September 2013

Top 50 of 2012: No.13: Ultrasound - Play For Today (Fierce Panda)

Another band who decided to end their hiatus (there’s a lot of that happening these days) luckily it’s all the best ones doing it and Ultrasound are no exception, even if we had a 13 year wait!!! Luckily I’ve heard word they’re already working on album number 3 so the next might not be such a wait, anyway Ultrasound were one of the most promising bands of the late 90’s and released a flawed masterpiece in ‘Everything Picture’ I say flawed because a few tracks were on the self-indulgent side, this time around they’ve managed to avoid such traps. Play For Today is chock full of the wit and melody that they’ve always been known for, but trimmed down a little, songs like ‘Welfare State’ prove just how relevant and superior they are and always were to other rock bands. ‘Glitter Box’ provides some beautiful vocals from Vanessa Best which seem a little under-used this time, especially considering how good her voice is, so here’s to album 3 being just as good.


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