Echoes (the Rapture album)

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Echoes
Rapture echoes.jpg
Studio album by The Rapture
Released September 8, 2003
Recorded 2003
Studio Plantain Recording House (New York, New York)
Genre
Length 47:00
Label
Producer
The Rapture chronology
Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks
(2001)
Echoes
(2003)
Pieces of the People We Love
(2006)
Singles from Echoes
  1. "House of Jealous Lovers"
    Released: August 2003
  2. "Sister Saviour"
    Released: December 1, 2003
  3. "Love Is All"
    Released: February 2004
  4. "I Need Your Love"
    Released: March 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[5]
NME9/10[6]
Pitchfork9.0/10[7]
Q4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[9]
SpinB−[10]
The Village VoiceA−[11]

Echoes is the debut studio album by American rock band the Rapture. It was released on September 8, 2003, through DFA, Vertigo, and Universal in the U.S. and Output in the UK. It was co-produced by the DFA and the Rapture and recorded at the DFA's own Plantain Recording House studio in New York City.[12]

The album was highly praised by Pitchfork, who hailed the album as the best of 2003,[13] as well as placing the songs "I Need Your Love" at number 323 and "House of Jealous Lovers" at number 16 on their best songs of the 2000s countdown. Resident Advisor ranked the album at number 35 on their list of the best albums of the decade.[14] The song "House of Jealous Lovers" was also ranked sixth on NME's list of the top 100 tracks of the decade.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Luke Jenner, Vito Roccoforte, and Matt Safer, unless otherwise noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Olio" 5:20
2."Heaven" 3:47
3."Open Up Your Heart" 5:22
4."I Need Your Love"
4:39
5."The Coming of Spring" 2:42
6."House of Jealous Lovers" 5:04
7."Echoes" 3:06
8."Killing"
  • Goldsworthy
  • Jenner
  • Murphy
  • Roccoforte
  • Safer
3:37
9."Sister Saviour"
  • Goldsworthy
  • Jenner
  • Murphy
  • Roccoforte
  • Safer
3:51
10."Love Is All" 4:26
11."Infatuation" 5:01

Personnel[edit]

All personnel adapted from album liner notes.[12]

The Rapture

  • Luke Jenner – guitar, percussion, keyboards, vocals
  • Gabriel Andruzzi – percussion, saxophone
  • Vito Roccoforte – percussion, drums
  • Matt Safer – bass guitar, percussion, keyboards, vocals

Additional musicians

  • Tyler Brodie – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Pete Cafarella – keyboards
  • Amber Lasciak – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Mandy Stein – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Helen Stickler – backing vocals (track 6)

Technical personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 52
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 55
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 32
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[19] 4
US Billboard 200[20] 121
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[21] 2

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.[22]
  • The song "Killing" was featured in the 2005 video game True Crime: New York City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Echoes by The Rapture". Metacritic. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Echoes – The Rapture". AllMusic. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ Hermes, Will (October 17, 2003). "Echoes / DFA Records Compilation #1". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ Petridis, Alexis (August 29, 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes". The Guardian. London. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ Nichols, Natalie (October 19, 2003). "Quartet evokes pop, punk icons". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Rapture: Echoes". NME. September 6, 2003. Find this place where dim rock/dance tribalism is an irrelevance, and all that matters is edgy, imaginative, emotionally resonant music. 
  7. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (September 9, 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Rapture: Echoes". Q (207): 114. October 2003. 
  9. ^ Sheffield, Rob (October 30, 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes". Rolling Stone (934). OCLC 680063773. Archived from the original on February 23, 2004. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ Wolk, Douglas (November 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes / Various Artists: DFA Records Compilation #1". Spin. 19 (11): 111. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 10, 2004). "Consumer Guide: Parts of the Elephunk". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b Echoes (album liner notes). The Rapture. DFA Records; Vertigo Records; Universal Music Group. 2003. 
  13. ^ Pitchfork staff (December 31, 2003). "Top 50 Albums of 2003". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. January 25, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  15. ^ "100 Tracks Of The Decade". NME. ISSN 0028-6362. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Rapture – Echoes". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Rapture – Echoes". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  20. ^ "The Rapture Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  21. ^ "The Rapture Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  22. ^ "Misfits - Episode 1 playlists". E4. Retrieved September 6, 2011.