The Rapture: In The Grace Of Your Love

In The Grace Of Your Love is the fourth record of NYC-based dance punk The Rapture. It was dropped on the market in the United States today on September 6th. The Rapture is already thirteen years old and therefore one of the more adult ambassador of the genre. The track ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ was already released as a single about two months ago and the tracklist was released a few weeks ago.

It all starts with a catchy keyboard melody and a ‘good-mood’-feeling, the song is called Sail Away. I really like this upbeat and it is also one of my favourites out of the album. Next song is called Miss You which is more calm and also slower, but they force up the pace again on Blue Bird, the third track. Come Back To Me has a catchy accordion in it and somehow reminds me of that summer-hit, how was it called? Ah right, Danza Kuduro. So I also liked third and fourth track. Next song In The Grace Of Your Love is the title track of the album. They show how easy it can be to produce a song which keeps stuck in your head at first listen. I am already shouting ‘In The Grace Of Your Looove!’ everywhere. Also one of the highlights of the album. Never Die Again and Roller Coaster, the next two songs are a bit faint and too repetitive in my opinion. Children has again a neat keyboard melody which brings back the already running out summertime and I also really like How Deep Is Your Love. It is in my opinion the best song on the record along with Sail Away. The last song has a minimal and jazzy lounge feeling at it, it is a nearly 6 minute long piece with a simple piano-melody and some saxophone sampling at the end and it somehow takes effect. It also does calm down the atmosphere to finish the record apposite.

I liked the album so far but there are also a few songs I didn’t like. I would have liked an album more like it’s predecessor Pieces Of The People We Love. They mostly neglected their post-punk influences and that was one thing I liked about The Rapture. Pieces Of The People We Love was better in my opinion and Echoes lasts as my favourite song. Keep going, rapture.

  • 7.1/10

(Get In The Grace Of Your Love here)

M83 sets release of new record on October 18th

French electronic artist Anthony Gonzalez better know on stage-name M83 is going to release his by now fifth record Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming on 18th of October on Mute. He published the featuring of Zola Jesus the past days on the first track Intro. The album was first teased with a short promotion video called ‘…Echoes’, which also announced North American tour and a first song ‘Midnight City’. (both can be seen below)

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