Despite the numerous negative reviews surrounding this album, I found it very listanable and enjoyable. True, it is different from the early stuff, but what I like about the banshees is that they never stuck to one specific sound. If they wanted to be rock or punk (early era), they were, if they wanted an orchestral, operatic sound (Dreamhouse, Rapshody) then they would.
This album contains alot of banshee elements that retain their sound, but again, it is a progression from their last album. It is a maturer album that has left the wailing and howling of the spectacular, primitive albums, and become more tuneful and relaxed.
The good thing about the banshees is that they have so many different sounds, that it is hard for me to tire of them. They always have an album to fit my mood and the rapture is (for me) up there (though not quite in line) with Tinderbox, Kiss in the Dreamhouse, Juju and Peepshow. Still, nothing will ever transcend their howling debut The Scream.
Key Tracks: O Baby, The Double Life, Love Out Me, The Rapture, Forever and Stargazer.