Originally Posted by music_phantom13
I think Ocean Rain is their best, and yes Silver is a beautiful song! Echo and the Bunnymen are one of my favorite bands from amongst that whole post punk sound; they released so many fantastic albums. Heaven Up Here is great too, but not like Ocean Rain.
Ocean Rain is possibly their most focused album, and in a way the hardest for them to even match up to half way. Their earlier albums were great, but I was certainly a listener when Porcupine was released. When the 1987 album was out, I was very disappointed, but then again anything that would have followed Ocean Rain, or even the '85 single "Bring On the Dancing Horses," would have been lacking in something. Still, they're a good band (Not counting the year when they were trying to find a replacement for Mac when he left and falling down to cut-out world in the quickest time possible. Sometimes you can replace lead singers, most of the time you can't.).