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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Irish post-punk band The Murder Capital was produced by John Congleton.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The Observer (UK)
    Jan 23, 2023
    At their best, which is often on Gigi’s Recovery, the Murder Capital combine muscular drama and skeletal grace with a confidence that Radiohead would be proud of.
  2. The Line of Best Fit
    Jan 19, 2023
    Gigi's Recovery is an excellent record, and The Murder Capital have laid the first real claim to Album of the Year.
  3. No Ripcord
    Jan 19, 2023
    There's something hypnotic about The Stars that Leave the Stage, one of the most inscrutable and forward-thinking cuts here, on which he establishes a calamitous tension over a spooky piano motif reminiscent of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' From Her to Eternity. The band sounds largely more muscular and self-assured, with a terrific rhythm section to boot.
  4. Mojo
    Jan 19, 2023
    Gigi's Recovery fully achieves TMC's transformative purpose, its lyrics of unflinching self-scrutiny leading to side two's exhilarating Only Good Things and the thrillingly airborne climactic title track. [Feb 2023, p.82]
    Jan 20, 2023
    If you need a soundtrack to your 90 in 90, this is it. The pitfalls, the purity, the piousness of recovery. Just promise you’ll listen to it at least three times. It’s worth it.
  6. Uncut
    Jan 19, 2023
    While this Dublin quintet's latest stops short of total reinvention, the changes are marked - John Congleton brings the darkly spangled, alt.rock power, and textured synths do a lot of the melodic lifting. [Feb 2023, p.32]
  7. The Telegraph (UK)
    Jan 20, 2023
    Full of safe risks, Gigi’s Recovery is very much a transitional album as The Murder Capital look to evolve without alienating their fanbase. Doors are left wide open for subsequent reinventions but for now, the five-piece are comfortable sticking close-by what they know.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 20, 2023
    A masterpiece!!. I had huge expectations for this because I love their first album but this album exceed my expectations: beautiful, sad,A masterpiece!!. I had huge expectations for this because I love their first album but this album exceed my expectations: beautiful, sad, sometimes, and with a huge melancholic vibe. I love it!! Expand
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