Echoes (The Rapture album)

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Echoes
Rapture echoes.jpg
Studio album by The Rapture
Released September 8, 2003
Recorded 2003
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)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Hot Press 8/10[5]
Pitchfork Media 9.0/10[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Spin B–[9]
Uncut 4/5 stars[10]
The Village Voice A–[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". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Echoes – The Rapture". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. 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. ^ Porcelli, Kim (September 18, 2003). "Echoes". Hot Press. Retrieved August 30, 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (September 9, 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Echoes". Q (207): 114. October 2003. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Wolk, Douglas (November 2003). "The Rapture: Echoes / Various Artists: DFA Records Compilation #1". Spin 19 (11): 111. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bliss Factory". Uncut. October 1, 2003. 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. ^ 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.