Siberia - Echo & the Bunnymen
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  • Summary: The Ian McCulloch-led band are re-teamed with producer Hugh Jones (1981's 'Heaven Up Here') on this next step of their reunion.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. 88
    Like an aesthetic and visceral run through the hhistory of these most miraculous of musical visionaries. [#17, p.102]
  2. Siberia finds Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant reclaiming their original spirit.
  3. What keeps Siberia from being more of a snoozer is the fact that there’s more Will Sargeant guitar to be found here than on any other recent Echo outings, and Heaven Up Here producer Hugh Jones returns to give the band what’s arguably their fullest production values since 1984’s Ocean Rain.
  4. The Bunnymen are just what they should be in 2005: a band comfortable with their own glorious legacy.
  5. Siberia is... essentially a re-make of the Grey Album.
  6. Sergeant blows glittering guitar lines like glass, while McCulloch overflows the vase with black roses.
  7. The band is seeming lackluster and suffers from it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 14, 2013
    8
    Siberia is an excellent return to form for Echo & the Bunnymen and easily the band's best album post reunion. In fact I'd go a step further and say that this record ranks in third place behind Porcupine and Heaven Up Here. Excellent stuff! Expand

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