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Pieces Of The People We Love

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'NYC's flyest disco-punk hustlers return with exactly that. More cowbell!' - blender. 'Pieces of the People We Love" was written over the course of 12 months after the band had finished touring their debut. They road-tested some of their new tunes in a series of low-key live shows up and down the east and west coasts. The results were suitably exciting (the NYC show was voted Gig of the Year by New York Magazine). Produced by: Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Futureheads), Ewan Pearson (mixer for Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode and Gwen Stefani, on production duties for the first time) Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley).

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The Rapture wasn't the first band to revisit the clanky dance-punk sounds of bands like P.I.L. and Gang of Four. But with its DFA-produced debut, 2003's Echoes, and the accompanying underground hit, "House of Jealous Lovers," the Brooklyn quartet proved itself to be the most worthy. On its follow-up, the group makes a dramatic left turn with a new crew of producers (Ewan Pearson and Paul Epworth, plus a pair of tracks recorded with Danger Mouse of Gorillaz and Gnarlz Barkley fame) and a more sophisticated sound that yields pop gems like "Whoo! Alright Yeah… Uh Huh" and "The Devil." Reassuringly, the saxophones, cowbells and singer Luke Jenner's unintelligible yelps are still present, as is all the manic energy that goes along with it. --Aidin Vaziri


Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 12, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B000HKCRW2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,519 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Williams on January 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The Rapture's latest release "Pieces of the People We Love" is unobjectionably one of the danciest albums of 2006. What makes this release so great is that Luke Jenner really went the extra mile to show every bit of his sassy and surprisingly rangy voice. The music is more refined and has much better sound quality, coinciding no doubt with their growing popularity. So while the album's completion took much longer than expected, it was well worth the wait. This CD is all about making anyone who hears have the unshakable urge to get up and dance. It delivers on its intent with funky bass riffs, incredible vocals, great dance beats and more cowbell then you will ever know what to do with. This album is worth every penny of your money; you will be not be disappointed. Lookout for tracks 1,3,4 and 6; they are some of the Rapture's best work to date.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By El Outsider on January 9, 2007
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They're gonna make you smile. I really enjoy this CD. It is incredibly fun and has great dance beats for the first half of the album. Then it calms down. It is probably a great CD to play at a party form its climax to when people start to wind down and leave.

Throw this CD in and you'll probably find it hard not to move some part of your body to the music. Great disco beats, catchy lyrics which can either be really deep or really asinine, I'm not quite sure, Led-Zeplin style vocals at times, mellow at others. These guys rock. Wind it up now!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By m1nd on October 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD
i was driving home from work, listening to my local college radio station, and i heard "get myself into it" ... i was awkened from deep thought and was wondering what i was listening to... the "sound" reminded me of NYC 1981 ... but i wasn't sure ... i heard the dj announce the name of the band, i bought the cd the following day, and i can't wait to see this band perform live ... you might not like every track on this cd, but to this listener's ears, the majority of tracks are well worth the purchase price ... can't wait to get ahold of their first record...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rocky Tharp on October 1, 2006
Format: Audio CD
this is what future rock is supposed to be. i love the contrast and creativity between the tracks. each one has its own soul and feeling. this band doesn't try to be anything other than what it is, a party monster. this much energy can't be contained with just ten tracks. you scream for more after each song, and yell for defness as you analize each sonic creation. i listen to electronic dance music, and have a hard time following anything in the "rock" segment. this totally keeps my interest....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 5, 2007
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After debuting with the '80s post-disco alt-rock revivalism of "Echoes," "Pieces" is a bold move forward. Any of the tracks themselves might fit as a minor outlier on "Echoes," but they flow together with a maturity that missing from the prior effort.

And when I say "maturity," I don't mean the bad maturity that means "stripped of all its punk spirit." I mean the good maturiry like "with added songcraft."

While The Rapture's rock-for-dancing style already feels five minutes old, "Pieces" is one of 2006's best CDs for repeat listens.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Juan Sancho Luna on September 21, 2006
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"Echoes" was a great record, but "Pieces Of The People We Love" looks more open minded and more diverse. Great record!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By NL010 on October 12, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Not easy to compete with 'echoes',one of my favourite albums of the past 5 years but i think a good follow-up. less edgy, more rythm.

Too bad not a 'killing' or 'house of jealous lovers' #2.

favourite tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 9

Go see these guy live they are even better live!!!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom LePen on January 15, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This CD is a total blast!! These guys are way hip and as a New Yorker, I can totally understand why The Rapture infuse every musical style into their sound......in New York one is bombarded by sounds of every genre and culture on a daily basis. Naturally, bands from New York City are hard to categorize.

"Pieces of the People We Love" blends punk rock, 70's disco, 70's funk, electronica, psychedelic rock, and vocal harmonies into one mind-bending and hooky sound. It's absolutely awesome. There's one or two tracks that I don't really like, but the majority of the album is simply KILLER!!

On one hand, I dig that The Rapture are indie, lurking just underground from the mainstream where us indie fans can enjoy them for ourselves, yet on the other hand The Rapture are so damn good that you wish them superstardom. For now, I'll just listen to this classic over and over with pleasure!
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