Album review: Echo & The Bunnymen - 'The Fountain'
Punching above their weight, without packing much of a hit
6 / 10
Every time you buy another tepid excuse for a U2
album, it’s like you’re kicking Ian McCulloch
right in his beestung lips. Back in the ’80s, British rock’s great nearly men watched inferior bands take their grandiose post-punk shtick and sell it by the cargo container while they remained a cult concern. The moment is ripe – Bono
, having misplaced his knack for radio smashes, is defenceless. Time to strike! WALLOP! ‘Think I Need It Too’
, the best thing they’ve done in ages. And yet, much as we want to love it, the rest is a pulled punch. It’s not that we crave olden glories; classy drivetime ballads are fine. They just have to be good. Sorry, boys – we’ll burn a few crates of ‘No Line On The Horizon’
to even the karmic balance.
to get your copy of 'Blah Blah' by Whoever from the Rough Trade shop