Echo & The Bunnymen: The Fountain

Ever since Rick from the Young Ones addressed his letter of complaint to the lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen, I’ve been a fan of Ian McCulloch and his merry band of Scouse rabiteers.

However, if you’ve yet to buy an Echo and the Bunnymen album (and you really should), this is not the place to start. The album is instantly recognizable as an Echo album, but it’s a completely uninspiring set of mediocre songs covered in a dull coat of Coldplay production.

The lyrical puns embed in “Shroud of Turin” are so cringing it makes the song hard to listen to. Things do however pick up on the upbeat “Proxy” and the contemplative “Idolness of Gods” that closes the album

A great band sadly treading water.