Meteorites (album)

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Studio album by Echo & the Bunnymen
Released 3 June 2014
Genre Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia
Length 47:47
Label 429 Records
Producer Youth, Andrea Wright
Echo & the Bunnymen chronology
The Fountain
(2009)The Fountain2009
The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon
(2018)The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon2018
Singles from Meteorites
  1. "Lovers on the Run"
    Released: 26 May 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] It was the band's first UK Top 40 album entry since 1999 (peaking at #37).

Title and artwork[edit]

Guitarist and lead vocalist Ian McCulloch said in reference to the album's 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 idea is mistaken—meteoroids are in space; meteorites have fallen to the ground.) 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]

The album mostly received average reviews.[3]

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)


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


  1. ^ "Echo And The Bunnymen* - Meteorites (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". 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. ^ a b "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.