Echoes (The Rapture album)

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Echoes
Studio album by The Rapture
Released September 8, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Dance-punk, post-punk revival
Length 47:00
Label DFA
Producer Tim Goldsworthy, James Murphy
The Rapture chronology
Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks
(2001)
Echoes
(2003)
Pieces of the People We Love
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
BBC (mixed) [3]
Blender 3/5 stars [4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [5]
Pitchfork Media (9.0/10) [6]
PopMatters (favorable) [7]
Robert Christgau A− [8]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars [9]
Stylus (B–) [10]
The Village Voice (favorable) [11]

Echoes is the debut full-length album by dance-punk band The Rapture, released in 2003. The album garnered much critical praise from Pitchfork Media, who hailed the album as the best of 2003.[12] They also honored the songs "I Need Your Love" at #323 and "House of Jealous Lovers" at #16 on their best songs of the 2000s countdown. Resident Advisor ranked the album 35th best of the decade.[13] The song "House of Jealous Lovers" was also ranked sixth on NME's "100 Tracks Of The Decade."[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by The Rapture except where noted

  1. "Olio" – 5:20
  2. "Heaven" – 3:47
  3. "Open Up Your Heart" – 5:22
  4. "I Need Your Love" (DFA, Rapture) – 4:39
  5. "The Coming of Spring" – 2:43
  6. "House of Jealous Lovers" – 5:04
  7. "Echoes" – 3:06
  8. "Killing" (DFA, Rapture) – 3:37
  9. "Sister Saviour" (DFA, Passelli, Rapture) – 3:51
  10. "Love Is All" – 4:26
  11. "Infatuation" – 5:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Luke Jenner – guitar, percussion, keyboards, vocals
  • Pete Caffarella – keyboards
  • Gabriel Andruzzi – percussion, saxophone
  • Vito Roccoforte – percussion, drums
  • Matt Safer – bass, percussion, keyboards, vocals
  • Tyler Brodie – backing vocals
  • Amber Lasciak – backing vocals
  • Helen Stickler – backing vocals
  • James Murphy – programming, multi instruments, engineer, mixing
  • Tim Goldsworthy – programming, multi instruments, engineer, mixing

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2003 Heatseekers 2
The Billboard 200 121

Use of songs in other media[edit]

  • The song "Echoes" appeared in the 2007 comedy Superbad.
  • "Echoes" is also the theme song for the British drama Misfits.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Echoes Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "The Rapture: Echoes > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  3. ^ Harvey, Matt (September 11, 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes Review". BBC. 
  4. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (August 29, 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes". The Guardian (London). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. 
  6. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (September 9, 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ Sisson, Patrick (September 11, 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes". PopMatters. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Rapture". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ Sheffield, Rob (October 30, 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media) (RS 934). OCLC 680063773. Archived from the original on December 30, 2007. 
  10. ^ Hutlock, Todd (October 20, 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes". Stylus. 
  11. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (October 21, 2003). "Love Is All". The Village Voice (New York). ISSN 0042-6180. OCLC 473126613. 
  12. ^ Pitchfork Staff (December 31, 2003). "Top 50 Albums of 2003". Pitchfork Media. 
  13. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. January 25, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  14. ^ "100 Tracks Of The Decade". NME (IPC Media). ISSN 0028-6362. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Misfits - Episode 1 playlists". E4. Retrieved September 6, 2011.