BY JOHN B. MOORE
Meteorites is the comeback album Echo & the Bunnymen fans had been patiently holding out for since the band first reunited in the mid ‘90s. The previous attempts included a few good songs – even a handful of great ones – mixed in with some mediocre fare, but it wasn’t until the release of Meteorites, that we were reunited with the real genius of Ian McCullouch and co-founder Will Sergeant.
The band manages to make their sound as big as possible here, with swirling guitars and plenty of strings added liberally to the 10 songs, quickly bringing to mind some of their earlier works like Heaven Up Here and Ocean Rain. McCulloch’s voice, on a song like “Holy Moses” or “Is This the Breakdown,” sounds just as powerful as it did when the band first arrived at the start of the 1980s.
Meteorites is a clarion call to all of their followers, from the Flaming Lips to Interpol, that Echo & The Bunnymen have finally come back to reclaim their rightful place back in front of the spotlight.
DOWNLOAD: “Holy Moses,” “Is This a Breakdown?” and “Burn it Down”