On Second Thought
The Rapture - Echoes

By: Bryan Berge
2005-02-01



Posted 02/01/2005 - 01:35:13 AM by the_public:
 “Oh, no problem,” said the idea man, “we’ll hand them over to the DFA, and they’ll add their magic touch. Then people will ignore the high-school poetry lyrics and the high-school prom band instrumentation.” It's too bad there isn't a "DFA" for people who think they can write convincingly about music.
 
Posted 02/01/2005 - 04:23:29 AM by ESeguy:
 Called out
 
Posted 02/01/2005 - 11:30:07 AM by idunnowhy:
 personally, I love luke jenner's voice. more so than just about everything else contained in the music (as you say, nice beats aren't that hard to find). So, maybe I'm a little bit crazy. But "Open up your heart" positively OWNS me.
 
Posted 02/01/2005 - 12:22:40 PM by gilligan:
 veeeeexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
Posted 02/01/2005 - 02:41:38 PM by clockoouut:
 Seems like you're suffering from a case of pre-emptive backlash, even though the album is only decent at best.
 
Posted 02/01/2005 - 03:33:57 PM by Bombastico:
 I differ on some of the specifics, but I'm on board with the overall thrust. I've always thought this record was boring at best, annoying at worst.
 
Posted 02/01/2005 - 04:08:37 PM by petebromaghim:
 Paraphrasing Eli Cash: why would you make it a point to say that is someone is specifically *not* a genius? well, because with the exception of the bounce of sister saviour, the rest never lived up to music media praises.. it's all in all a fun record, but "love is all" and "echoes" are nearly unlistenable.
 
Posted 02/02/2005 - 11:50:07 AM by Liarbythefire:
 I thought this album was merely OK. Luke Jenner's singing got annoying after awhile. I thought "Sister Saviour" was going to be a "Nobody Does It Better" cover/homage at first.
 
Posted 02/02/2005 - 04:50:33 PM by robotmark:
 Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but when I saw them live it was the bass player who sang Sister Savior.
 
Posted 02/02/2005 - 11:02:04 PM by recordings:
 Okay it came out more than a year and a half ago but it was finished and ready for release at least a year before that. So yes, there was entirely too much hype surrounding it's release and for different reasons I didn't want anything to do with it either but recently, in need of a Luke Jenner fix, I picked it out of the used bin. Maybe the ideas are scattered but the tracks with Luke singing are solid. Now that the hype has finally faded it is worth rediscovering.
 
Posted 02/03/2005 - 08:58:15 AM by hometapes:
 "It's too bad there isn't a 'DFA' for people who think they can write convincingly about music..." holy shit! stingerrrrrrrrrrr.
 
Posted 02/10/2005 - 03:14:03 AM by drkilla:
 yes it is the bass played who sings. bryan not only can you not write, get facts wrong, make annoying assumptions but you are a possibly a complete fool. So sir, you should be happy to be so complete.