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  • Summary: The 12th studio release for the British band led by Ian McCulloch was produced by Youth.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 12, 2014
    80
    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.
  2. Jun 3, 2014
    73
    Comfy isn’t always what you want, though. And while Meteorites walks that line, we can at least take comfort in the fact that McCulloch and Sergeant are still doing it, and doing it well.
  3. Jun 4, 2014
    65
    Instead of moving forward, Meteorites just takes them back. Back to when they were good, sure, but sometimes that's not enough.
  4. May 21, 2014
    60
    Meteorites is still, on initial blush, like all those other albums from Evergreen onward, "the new album from," a reliable entry but not a jawdropper.
  5. May 21, 2014
    60
    The tune count is mainly healthy, with the super-exuberance of Is This A Breakdown, Grapes Upon The Vine's echoes of 1983's Porcupine, and a second-half pursuit of the epic culminating in the soaring, redemptive New Horizons. [Jun 2014, p.88]
  6. 58
    Though the two men may feel that this is the most personal album yet, musically, Meteorites sounds more like Echo & the Bunnymen without its whimsy.
  7. May 29, 2014
    40
    While it believes it’s a storm of Ocean Rain-esque majesty, Meteorites fizzles out like it’s just another shower.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 8, 2014
    8
    Love the soaring melodies and sweeping instrumentals. Overall, a very good addition to their catalog. Give it a few listens and I think thoseLove the soaring melodies and sweeping instrumentals. Overall, a very good addition to their catalog. Give it a few listens and I think those on the fence will come around. Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2014
    6
    The last song on this album is named “New Horizons”. Unfortunately there are no now horizons on this one. If you expect Echo and theThe last song on this album is named “New Horizons”. Unfortunately there are no now horizons on this one. If you expect Echo and the Bunnymen’s groundbreaking 80’s material you’ll be disappointed. Nevertheless, if you liked their albums from “Evergreen” and on, then this one does deliver the goods. In my humble opinion the band can and should try different directions instead of rely on their own mediocre past as they did on “Meteorites”. Expand

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