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Stunning follow-up to Heaven Up Here,
By A Customer
This review is from: ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN-Porcupine (Audio CD)
My favourite song of all time opens this sometimes, misunderstood and underrated album. `The Cutter` is a remarkable song as so is another of this albums singles `The Back of Love.` Many Bunnymen fans have suggested that this album lacks what the first two albums had. I disagree, instead I think each album should be juged on its own merrit. I do suspect however, that unlike the Bunnies first two albums, the tracks on `Porcupine` work best, when listened to together. With the possible exception of `The Cutter` and `The Back of Love`, the entire album best works as a whole; not as a concept album but a collection of songs that I personally believe are as an album, the Bunnymen`s best. The dark mood of the title track `Porcupine` is possibly one of the Bunnymen`s greatest ever moments. The whole album is an emotional rollercoaster ride, managing to be both dark and uplifting. `Ripeness` and `Gods Will Be Gods` are other highlights. The album`s finale, `In Bluer Skies`, I believe acts as a message of hope. This is a difficult album, but only insofar as Bunnymen fans tend to prefer the rawness of the Bunnymen`s first two albums. This album saw the Bunnymen become competant musicians and fine song-writers.