Rapture : Love Is All
Cowbell cowboys in clang-crazy chaos. Cool
Or, to put it another way: so much more insouciantly brilliant than everything else this week that the temptation is to represent this week’s singles not as a series of reviews, but as a rudimentary drawing of The Rapture thumbing their noses at the rest of pop from atop a very high plinth. The chiming guitar riffs are so simple that a child could write them but probably wouldn’t, opting to attempt something a little more complex and experimental instead, and it’s all faintly preposterous, but when Luke Jenner squeals, "Well I dig love/And just having you around" your heart will nearly burst through your chest and you will spend the last sixty seconds of this neatly distilled rapture (yes, I know that’s the name of the band, but it also happens to be the only apposite word) attempting to pogo over the moon, grinning like a complete fuckwit. Like the moment you fall in love extended over one hundred and fifty four delirious seconds.
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