Release date
21 Oct 2003
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Olio 5:20 113,788
2 Heaven 3:48 94,304
3 Open Up Your Heart 5:22 86,450
4 I Need Your Love 4:40 125,090
5 The Coming Of Spring 2:42 84,240
6 House Of Jealous Lovers 5:07 197,836
7 Echoes 3:06 204,541
8 Killing 3:37 88,642
9 Sister Saviour 3:47 51,760
10 Love Is All 4:16 83,415
11 Infatuation 5:02 74,081

About this album

The Rapture are a New York indie rock band, sometimes referred to as “The Disco Strokes”. This is their first album, produced by the hip studio duo DFA. An early single from the album, the shouty “House of Jealous Lovers”, has become a dance floor classic.

In the spirit of the age this album mines the early 80s; though not the electro pop of that decade like Fischerspooner et al. The Rapture reference the austere sounds of British punk-funk.

If you’re over 35 you might remember, The Gang Of Four, PiL, ACR. Protest music of the Thatcher era, music which made you wear a beret and live in a squat and think about taking up Kung Fu. Add to this the fact that singer Luck Jenner sounds like Robert Smith of The Cure, and his crazed screaming recall John Lydon’s work with PiL.

…There’s nothing lazy about this album, they’ve worked hard in the heat and sweat of the Big Apple - producing something which is quite special.

The most immediate pleasure comes from the more housey tracks. “Jealous Lovers” still makes me want to jump about and kiss someone I shouldn’t, “I Need Your Love” is as groovesome a tune as you’ll hear all year, and “Sister Saviour” is a funky 80s throwback.

Excerpts from a review by Matt Conrad (BBC, September 2003)

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  • Dnlphnv

    Great Album!

    7 May 11:28am Reply
  • Theomegalisten

    Without the vocals it is a Aphex Twin album.

    31 May 2014 Reply
  • etcetero

    Gang of Four meets The Mars Volta

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • cannooonball

    the way they go from one track to the next one on this album is just perfect. is like a non-stop party.

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • threebright

    this is a C L A SS I C !

    8 Jun 2012 Reply
  • rollo_942

    nuh sajett cut ham p-cc

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • bravodiegobra


    5 May 2012 Reply
  • cnkangta


    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • britty920


    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Nayaic

    And I really gree with anOrchestra

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Nayaic

    Misfits Misfits Misfits

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • zIGNATz

    MisFits +1 I like)

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • carsickgirl

    ♥ Misfits ♥ [1]

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mini_tech

    ♥ Misfits ♥

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Daniel_Green

    Great album!

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • theboredone

    @kratech it would be... if it was a debut... their actual debut was a bit rubbish if I'm honest with you

    25 Nov 2010 Reply
  • kozlotura

    "1234567 I'm floating in a constant heaven.." - с этой бестолковой считалочки начинается сёрфинг по волнам незатейливого dance-punk'а от восторженных нью-йоркских юнцов. Фактически же, пластинку открывает депрессивный acid-house "Olio", в котором очевидно влияние Robert'а Smith'а на фронтмена The Rapture Luke'а Jenner'а. Неплохой номер - воздушный и атмосферный. Неожиданный гитарный лязг в "Heaven" (та самая вступительная считалка) у меня моментально вызвал недоумение - зачем так резко? Последующая ретро-баллада "Open up Your Heart" мила и убаюкивает, но... нам обещали танцы! Опять не вовремя. Собственно, далее и следует тот самый дискач: потная вечерина повес с гитарами наперевес) Прикольный бит с зацикленной басовой партией в "House of Jealous Lovers" и вправду поднимает как настроение, так и определённую часть тела от стула (те же позывы и от "Sister Saviour"), но в остальном творческие силы музыкантов довольно слабы, а музыка вторична, несмотря на претензии на оригинальность. 4.

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
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  • kratech

    It's a classic debut...

    6 Jan 2010 Reply

    Cracking stuff.

    26 Jul 2009 Reply
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