Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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You will not be dissapointed.
Markus Garcia | Chicago, IL USA | 03/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"if you buy "mirror" to hear what all the hype about the rapture is, then you will not be dissapointed.
Mirror, was the rapture's first full length and with the first record a band is always in it's most primitive stage. This first outing by the rapture is very goth at times yet still has a lot of the elements of todays NYC version of the rapture. It even has some more good songs than the sub pop release "out of the races and on to the tracks."
First thing you'll notice is Luke Jenner's vocal styling is a wacked out version of the CURE's Robert Smith. This and the creepy keyboard sound sets a very dark mood that makes the goth genre pop up in peoples minds.
But with a song like "notes from the underground" you know that the band is also a little NO-WAVE, ART PUNK, DANCE PUNK, or whatever buzz word our music media is pushing on us currently. This song recalls british post-punkers Gang of Four. This is one of the best songs by the rapture only rivaled by their new song "house of jealous lovers" that is british dj's new fave. This song easily puts the rapture in the same scene as LIARS, the yeah yeah yeahs, interpol, and blah blah blah.
"Olio" plays off like a cure b-side. And another stand out track is "mirror".
This record is great. but the rapture is a great band. their e.p. after this "out of the races and onto the tracks" is another great release. when they release their new record (you can go to dfarecords.com to get them) you will learn why they are in every magazine out on the news stands right now. they are the cream of the crop or top of the genre.
buy everything you can find."
AN AGONIZED, HAUNTING CLASSIC
Christopher Roschbach | Staten Island, New York United States | 10/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album should be categorized Gothic. It is one of the most darkly, emotionally venting masterpieces to be found anywhere. Anxious and haunting music accompanied by tortured vocals reminiscent of someone shouting whilst burning at the stake. Wow! Tensely atmospheric, captivating, and somehow horrifyingly beautiful. As a band, The Rapture deserves much more attention. As an album, The Mirror should not be missed."