The Rapture CD
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SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES The Rapture (1995 UK 12-track CD album including O Baby and Stargazer picture sleeve)
Top Customer Reviews
As along time follower of this band, tracks like "Stargazer", "Sick Child", "The Rapture" and "Double Life" are ones that I would not be without
Better than nothing i guess, but this isn't the Banshees at their finest. Siouxsie and Budgie as the Creatures later went on to put together stuff that was much improved on this.
With its killer hook, shimmering guitar work and appealing arrangement - especially the vocals - the melodic Stargazer is one of the highlights. I love the mid-tempo rocker Fall From Grace that sounds so distinctly Banshees yet somehow unique and innovative too. There are also the brooding slower numbers that impress, like Forever with its percussive texture and the tender Sick Child. The Lonely One is an atmospheric ballad with a lilting rhythm, appealing instrumentation & spooky whispered male backing vocals. Highly atmospheric too is Not Forgotten with its massed guitars.
Mournful and atmospheric, the title track is a searing lament. The tempo shifts halfway through, unleashing Sioux's voice to transform it into a rousing anthem before it slows down again. Fans of their earlier work may not appreciate ...Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I suspect I did a bona fide double-take the first time I played The Rapture - the opening track is so uncharacteristically b.l.a.n.d. Read morePublished on 13 Jan. 2014 by R. Rooksby
The Rapture was the Banshees' return to form, after going a bit mainstream with Peepshow and a bit glossy with Superstition. Read morePublished on 4 Jun. 2010 by Scott Davies
I was at her last concert at the town and country club(kentish town) where she took ages to come on stage.The live sound was good which sadly this album lacks. Read morePublished on 31 Oct. 2009 by B. J. Morris
Siouxsie and the Banshees left behind an incredibly impressive body of work which is ripe for re-discovery. Read morePublished on 24 May 2007 by Steven Dedalus
I originally read the lyrics to "Fall From Grace" and thought, waow, I gotta get me this CD. When it finally came, I listened to the first track and, honestly, it made me blink,... Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2007 by Sarah