Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Ultravox - Quartet - 1982
It's not so much that the album's a bad album. It's pretty good. It just never really grabbed me. It's difficult to make it all the way through the album without changing the disc/mp3. But, maybe it's just me. I never knew of them when I was younger, and never heard of them until Youtube and Discogs. So, with no real memories from when it was released, I didn't get any sort of imprint from it. Also, I think their keyboard player wasn't very inventive. The tones sound redundant and somewhat annoying. And their sound typifies the stereotypical 80s New Wave sound that everyone hates to love, or loves to hate. I don't know, it's good, but it's not that good. Am I making myself clear? Can anyone else out there articulate what I'm trying to say?
This does have the rare and hard to find b-side called Break Your Back. I had to rip it from Youtube to get it, though. Always a fan of their cover art, it was hard to find flawless material to use for this. The back frame still doesn't look too good, and you can see jpeg artifacts all over it. I tried my best.
I guess I like Reap the Wild Wind. But, We Came To Dance is dumb.