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Vinyl, Original recording, Limited Edition, January 31, 1995
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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 ›
It's too bad that there's probably a lot of people out there who tried to listen to this album but couldn't make it past the first 2 or 3 songs -many of these tracks are on par with just about anything from the S&B catalog.
Sadly, Siouxsie and the Banshees compromised their original vision (and alienated their old Goth fan base) with overt pop leanings toward the latter part of their career. Their apparent attempt to entice more radio airplay like they had with the sensuous "Kiss Them for Me," actually a great song, spawned dreadful consequences in other respects. However, most of THE RAPTURE is worthy Siouxsie, so its reception has been unfairly cold.
"O Baby" - Overt, cloying pop. I usually skip this.
"Tearing Apart" - another pop song but it works well. I might listen to this depending on mood.
"Stargazer" - a single, definitely poppy. A good song, very upbeat, but I actually like the techno remixes better.
"Fall from Grace" - O.K. tune, but kinda drags and has the same pop sound as the previous songs.
"Not Forgotten" - here's where the album starts to get REALLY good. This song has tribal rhythms and an ominous tone. It's also a really creepy tale.
"Sick Child" - one of the best on the album, a song of twinkling wonderment, beautifully rendered.
"The Lonely One" is another great one, this time upbeat and relaxed with slide guitar and weird French vocal overdubs.
"Falling Down" - good song with steady tension.
"Forever" - this one is an absolute dream, like passing through time portals in slow motion.Read more ›
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Best S&tB album in my opinion, really great songs, it starts off iffy, but you'll learn to love every song on here for what it is. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Thomas Wendol
OK..haven't received the vinyl yet, but from listening to this on MP3 format, I must say that it is absolutely delicious!! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Rob Mungia
In some respects, this is not the strongest studio album by Siouxsie and the Banshees; but, "the Rapture" still contains some enjoyable tracks. Read morePublished on December 10, 2013 by Brian Hass
nirvana zendra...with Blondie's Rapture and Anita Baker (caught up in the Rapture of love) Rapture's one of my best hypnotically soot6hinbg puts... I cherish the tunes... Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by blueberrybanshee6014
I got a chance to attend the show and meet Siouxsie Sioux . She was over whelmed by the enthusiasm of the crowd after the show. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Erick
"The Rapture" is the last album by Siouxsie and the Banshees, released seventeen years after their debut. Read morePublished on October 11, 2012 by Zon||Eidolon
The last album that Siouxsie and the Banshees put out is like I said: simply epic. They are incredibly inventive, intense, and creative here. Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by Shelley D. Bowen
The Rapture was Siouxsie And The Banshees final studio album before they split up. It is evident in this recording that they band had grown apart and were pretty much just going... Read morePublished on May 12, 2011 by NateMonroe
Nothing can top (for me) the "Superstition" CD. This CD is OK, but (for me) doesn't have the magic that SATB's previous album did. Read morePublished on November 16, 2010 by TJAMES03