This album is rapidly becoming a favourite with many of the songs tapping along in my imagination many days after listening to the CD, especially Echodyne, which is a masterpiece of melancholy and technique. As Sparta's debut album, I was blown away at their accomplished song writing, and then realised that these guys had cut their teeth in a previous musical incarnation. How lucky for those of who are discovering the band members for the first time! I have also listened to Porcelain and Threes, and though I love Threes, for similar reasons, to my taste it lacks the fresh originality of Wiretap Scars. Don't get me wrong, Threes is a great album, but there are a swathe of bands making anthemic music at the moment, of which Sparta's take is up there with the best. But, and a big but, Wiretap Scars, is a real album - it slowly reveals its secrets over many listens!! Thoroughly recommended.