Echo & The Bunnymen / Fountain, The
Album: Fountain, The   Collection:General
Artist:Echo & The Bunnymen   Added:Oct 2009
Label:Ocean Rain Records  

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Add Date: 2010-04-25 Pull Date: 2010-06-27
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Album Review
Reviewed 2009-11-15
Genre: Post-punk rock/pop
Sounds Like: Stellastarr *, Snow Patrol, and Coldplay in a blender
General Description: This is the 11th album by Echo and the Bunnymen, an older British post-punk group dating back to 1984. Even though singer Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sergeant are what some consider “old”, the music on this of record was not born yesterday. “The Fountain” promotes a clean, perhaps cleaner, formulaic sound similar to many of these…what do we call them again)…“indie-pop” bands of today. Expect to hear catchy vocal harmonies and guitar rifts layered by piano, rhythmic keeping bass lines and acoustic guitar strumming. Overall, “The Fountain” is mostly upbeat and predictable—with the exception of the last track—“The Idolness of Gods”, which features a piano-rock ballad driven by lead vocalist Ian McCulloch. Even though producer John McLaughlin gives the album a poppy feel, some recognizable 80s undertones still manage to prevail.

Track Descriptions (No FCCs Detected): Play: 1, 7, 9 10.

1. Think I Need It Too (3:41) Fast paced, tightly produced, “radio ready”, rock pop song with vocal accompaniment by Chris Martin, catchy guitar chord changes, almost melodramatic vocal showcase during the bridge 2.Forgotten Fields (3:47) Starts slow and sparse and builds into a pop rock anthem you would hear during a road trip scene in a “chick flick” 3. Do You Know Who I Am? (2:52) Guitar rifts come in fast followed by fast tempo harmonies and matched by cuts of synth 4. Shroud of Turin (4:11) Starts with echoey synth, Will Seargeant’s guitar carries this tune, sounds like “My CoCo” 5. Life of a Thousand Crimesha (3:22) Carbon copy of Coldplay style on the Vida La Vida record 6. The Fountain(4:02) Slower paced, deeper vocals, reminds me a bit of the older EATBM 7. Everlasting Neverendless(3:08) Softer slower start that jumps right into more “indie-pop” guitar rifts and follows that pattern 8. Proxy(3:15) Starts with electronic beats, complemented by piano arpeggios, backing vocals make this one really catchy and super happy 9. Drivetime(4:12) Starts with some nice post-punk guitar, vocals come in, a little edgier than the rest, acoustic guitar strumming adds nice dimension, during the last 50 seconds guitar cuts out and piano comes in for a softer melancholic finish 10. The Idolness of Gods(4:26) Different track than the rest, much slower, mainly piano (similar to Lennon’s style), reminds me of something Okkerville River would write, catchy deep toned vox during bridge, layering of synth gives it some ballad-like elevation

Track Listing
1. Think I Need It Too   6. The Fountain
2. Forgotten Fields   7. Everlasting Neverendless
3. Do You Know Who I Am?   8. Proxy
4. Shroud Of Turin   9. Drivetime
5. Life Of 1,000 Crimes   10. The Idolness Of Gods