When Ride started making new music, I was not at all a skeptic. I knew what we were in for, and I knew that Weather Diaries was going to be a strong album that would not diminish their back catalog in any way.
The songwriting bug has come back to bite Andy Bell and Mark Gardener, and it looks very much like Laurence Colbert and Steve Queralt are writing songs as well. Everything you hear from Ride now is a proper collaboration of ideas and sounds.
I did not opt for the vinyl release; I wanted to hear this, so I went for the digital download.
I'm not in the business of telling people what to do. If you preview this stuff and like it, support the band and drop a few bucks on this. The quality of their work is amazing, and it always has been.
Pulsar is better than anything you're going to hear being pushed on radio or YouTube, to be perfectly honest with you. I have no idea why this kind of music isn't more popular.