Meteorites (album)

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Meteorites
Studio album by Echo & the Bunnymen
Released 3 June 2014
Genre Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia
Label 429 Records
Producer Youth, Andrea Wright
Echo & the Bunnymen chronology
The Fountain
(2009)
Meteorites
(2014)

Meteorites is the twelfth studio album by British band Echo & the Bunnymen. It was released on 3 June 2014 and produced by Youth and Andrea Wright.[1][2]

Title and artwork[edit]

Guitarist and lead vocalist Ian McCulloch said in reference to the albums' title, "Meteorites' is what Echo and the Bunnymen mean and are meant to be—up there in heaven--untouchable, celestial, beautiful and real. It has changed my life." The album's front cover, designed by Luke Insect, uses a thin-slice image of the Zagami meteorite from Mars. Pictures of other thin-sliced meteorites decorate the LP back cover and CD booklet.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork 6.0/10[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ian McCulloch, except where noted

  1. "Meteorites" [Martin Glover/Ian McCulloch] - 5:12
  2. "Holy Moses" - 3:43
  3. "Constantinople" - 4:55
  4. "Is This a Breakdown?" - 3:56
  5. "Grapes Upon the Vine" - 3:37
  6. "Lovers On the Run" [Glover/McCulloch] - 4:46
  7. "Burn It Down" - 3:57
  8. "Explosions" [Glover/McCulloch] - 4:37
  9. "Market Town" - 7:38
  10. "New Horizons" - 5:26

Personnel[edit]

Echo & the Bunnymen
Additional personnel
  • Youth - bass guitar, production, mixing
  • Eddie Banda, Jamie Grashion, Tom Grashion - additional engineering
  • David Bianchi, Nick Ember - management
  • Michael Rendall - mastering, mixing, recording, programming
  • Andrea Wright - additional production, recording, programming
  • Luke Insect - design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Echo And The Bunnymen* - Meteorites (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  2. ^ Tangari, Joe (27 May 2014). "Echo and the Bunnymen: Meteorites | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Reviews for Meteorites by Echo & the Bunnymen". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Meteorites - Echo & the Bunnymen". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  5. ^ Gittins, Ian (2014-06-10). "Echo and the Bunnymen review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  6. ^ Tangari, Joe (2014-05-27). "Echo and the Bunnymen: Meteorites". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  7. ^ Dolan, Jon (2014-06-03). "Echo & The Bunnymen Meteorites Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-11-03.