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The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echoes

Echo ohne Lot

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The Fountain

Echo & The Bunnymen

The Fountain

LabelWarner Music
VertriebWarner Music
VÖ-Datum16.10.2009

Es hat etwas Wunderbares, wenn Comebacks funktionieren. Ganz so einfach war es bei Echo And The Bunnymen nicht, denn ihr 1997er Evergreen konnte alles andere als die Hoffnungen erfüllen, was What Are You Going to Do With Your Life? zwei Jahre später mit Bravour schaffte und Siberia wiederholen konnte. Gemäß der jüngeren Alben, versprühte also auch die Ankündigung große Vorfreude, dass die Liverpooler noch nicht schlapp machen und mit The Fountain ein neues Album veröffentlichen werden.

Doch diese will sich beim Hören von The Fountain nicht in reine Freunde wandeln. Was Bernard Sumner mit seiner fast vollständigen New-Order-Crew als Bad Lieutenant auf die Beine stellte, vermögen Echo And The Bunnymen leider nicht wiederzugeben. Die alten Postpunk-Zeiten sind vorbei, der New Wave schlummert immer noch mit, doch der Pop hat mehr und mehr Einzug erhalten. Diese Tatsache allein wäre alles andere als verachtenswert. Doch der musikalische Ausdruck der Liverpooler Legende klingt wenig authentisch, sondern zu lieb und nahezu anbiedernd.

Auch wenn Ian McCulloch unverkennbar in seiner Stimme bleibt, verfällt dieser wie Meister Will Sergant in allzu häufig in tiefe Trance mit mangelnden Ideen und der Suche nach ein bisschen Spielfreude. Echo And The Bunnymen sind eher auf der Suche nach der sicheren Nummer, die allerdings nur selten das erhoffte Ziel erreichen - z.B. in Form des treibenden, catchy Drivetime und des Openers I Think I Need It Too, die zeigen, dass Pop-Elemente auch seinen berechtigten Reiz haben.

Doch zwei Songs machen noch kein überragendes Album. Das sind zwar mindestens fünf Euro für das Phrasenschwein, doch Bauernregeln sind nicht dazu da, um gebrochen zu werden.

Tracklist:
  1. I Think I Need It Too
  2. Forgotten Fields
  3. Do You Know Who I Am
  4. Shroud Of Turin
  5. Life Of 1,000 Crimes
  6. The Fountain
  7. Everlasting Neverendless
  8. Proxy
  9. Drivetime
  10. The Idolness Of Gods
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