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Posted by: Dave on September 24, 2006 at 8:50 pm

TheRapturePiecesSound: Electronic/disco/ funk rock that borrows plenty (Studio 54 attitude, Franz Ferdinand riffs, Pink Floyd atmosphere and even some Ministry-esque guitars), but ultimately feels modern and fresh. It certainly helps that Luke Jenner’s toned down the angsty, Robert Smith-ripoff wail and Matt Safer’s left most of the jagged, Gang of Four-reverent basslines behind.

Heavy Rotation tracks: Get Myself Into It” (Top 20 Songs of 2006 Candidate); “Don Gon Do It”; “Pieces of the People We Love
Medium Rotation tracks:Live In Sunshine”; “Whoo! Alright, Yeah… Uh Huh”; “The Sound
Recommended: With some killer melodies, bright harmonies and undeniable party jams, Pieces of the People We Love is a heck of a lot of fun. Just tune out some of the silly and lazy lyrics that pop up here and there.
Grade: A- (Top 20 Albums of 2006 Candidate)

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2 Responses to “The Rapture Pieces of the People We Love (Universal/Motown)”

  1. Steve Says:

    You’re not gonna talk about how bad their album cover is?

  2. Dave Says:

    “Echoes” did have a good cover. But it’s what inside that counts, I say. This one’s definitely a better album.

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