Album: Echo & the Bunnymen, The Fountain (Ocean Rain)

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Sweeping, epic music that sounds almost as good as it did in the Bunnymen's pomp – almost good enough, in fact, to forgive them for spawning any number of stadium-pleasing bands since.

Yup, the Mac is back and he and fellow Bunnyman Will Sergeant have not sounded this fired up since Ocean Rain in 1984. "Read it/ Wrote it/ Heard it/ Spoke it/ Made it/ Broke it," he sings on "Don't You Know Who I am?". And the sad truth is most kids today don't. Others will be dusting down their tweed coats in celebration.