As for the Rapture, it deserves a D, possibly a straight-up F. Compared to, say, Liars -- who basically reinvented the wheel over its last couple releases -- the New York quartet has actually devolved; it sounds more like cheesy new wave/post-punk parody than it did back in 1999 (when the group still copped tricks from Fugazi). And that's probably the reason that the group titled its last disc Pieces of the People We Love -- because the band can't stop consuming its record collection.
Then again, the Rapture's true Achilles' heel has got to be Luke Jenner's neo-Robert Smith yelp. Jesus, is it annoying.
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