Ulfilas' Alphabet

Sundara Karma - Ulfilas' Alphabet
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #100 / 583
User Score
Based on 138 ratings
2019 Ratings: #588
March 1, 2019 / Release Date
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Sony UK / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Dork
‘Ulfilas Alphabet’ isn’t just an exciting development on what came before, but a line in the sand. Adventurous, dazzling and rich with different flavours and flights - it’s Sundara Karma becoming the band they always promised to become.
80
DIY
Sundara Karma might have set their sights high by naming their record for a man whose ambition spread to creating a whole system of writing, but ‘Ulfilas’ Alphabet’ matches every lofty idea the band set themselves and then some.
80
NME
Less anthemic and more complex than their previous work, the second record from the discordant rock four-piece will make you think as it moves your feet
80
The Line of Best Fit

Sundara Karma have grown both personally and musically with this album and they have delivered a follow-up that is confident and utterly fearless.

80
AllMusic

In all respects, Sundara Karma have come out with a winner, mining choice bits from rock's mighty canon and fusing their own quirks and imagination to a complex but engaging set of songs.

60
The Skinny

There is no track that appears a clear standout, and therein lies the failing within an otherwise bold record, as no one track roots you in your place wanting more.

exception
70
Great little indie record, but the band's sound does get a bit tired after the bulk of the album.
smallpeeble
87
i thought this would bore me but i did enjoy listening. each tracks has colorful vibes that made me headbop. 💕

faves:
1. greenhands
2. higher states
3. little smart houses
4. rainbow body
PatrickL0419
57
You have to really dig the british indie rock sound to enjoy this record, but if you do, you'll find plenty to savour on this record.
PipePanic
79
Did someone say 'psychedelic-indie-brit-pop'?

Whoa. This is pretty damn quirky fun, and one of the catchiest records I've heard all year. It reminds me of something that Bowie might have brought out during his super dance-driven days, but with bigger hooks, bigger melodies, and updated for an electronic modern day. It's almost (and this next statement might be only slightly ridiculous but bear with me) like is The 1975 took rainbow-cocaine with Elton John, went to space and decided to make a ... read more
80
Liked it very much, some everything everything vibe, very entertaining pop
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Track List

  1. A Song for My Future Self
  2. One Last Night on This Earth
  3. Greenhands
  4. Symbols of Joy & Eternity
  5. Higher States
  6. The Changeover
  7. Illusions
  8. Little Smart Houses
  9. Duller Days
  10. Sweet Intentions
  11. Rainbow Body
  12. Ulfilas' Alphabet
  13. Home (There Was Never Any Reason to Feel so Alone)
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Added on: November 10, 2018