Only Two Can Play
***"Only Two Can Play" sees the REAL NUMBERS further refine their UK DIY-inspired pop approach, resulting in their best batch of songs to date. There's an adventurous air to this one —from the softer edged title track to the ominous tension of "Ordeal"—but the first class songwriting remains eminently catchy throughout. There are moments of genuine melodic splendor on here that Ed Ball would likely give a kidney to have penned. If you were a fan of their previous 12" on Three Dimensional or their excellent 45 on Florida's Dying then guaranteed you will be spending a lot of time with this record. Limited to 300 copies.