Album Review: The Rapture
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2011

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

The Rapture may have coined the minimalist dance rock that LCD Soundsystem made famous, but they certainly didn't get to reap the rewards themselves. The band had a few major label albums, but nothing that propelled them beyond the initial kineticism of their early (and arguably only hit with staying power) "House Of Jealous Lovers". Turns out they were meant to stay there in the same mucky plateau as other early aughts, New York darlings with a taste for drums and drum machines, writing songs that didn't reach for the stars. In The Grace Of Your Love brings the band back in a polite fashion, documenting leader Luke Jenner's transition from rock and roll kid to father/husband, and bringing the band back to their underproduced, raw and emotional roots.
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