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Gigi's Recovery

The Murder Capital

Gigi's Recovery

Second full-length album from the Dublin post-punk five-piece

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  1. 10.0 |   The Observer

    The Irish post-punk band go bigger and deeper on a second album that exudes muscular drama
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Gigi's Recovery is an excellent record, and The Murder Capital have laid the first real claim to Album of the Year
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  3. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The Murder Capital have set the musical bar sky high for 2023
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  4. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    In distancing themselves from strictly writing within a post-punk framework, the band takes new and exciting rhythmic detours to accompany their slightly more optimistic, inward-looking reflections
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  5. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    An immersive and cathartic album, euphoric and desolate in equal measure and a perfect soundtrack to the hope and sadness keenly felt at this time of year. Superb
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  6. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    There are nods to Tears from Fears, winks to The Strokes, nudges to Pixies, and waves to Interpol, but above all, there is the discovery of an ideal sound, one that works magically between the four group members and gives back that magic to the listener’s ear
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  7. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    Despite the band having clear influences from New York City’s musical underbelly of the early 2000s, The Murder Capital are driving forward bringing their own flavor of youth and urban, Irish grit to this record
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  8. 8.0 |   Dork

    If the debut was about the love that endures between friends in the hardest, blackest times imaginable, ‘Gigi’s Recovery’ bursts to life in the grey areas that follow, revealing a deeply impressive record full of shades and flourishes that open themselves out more on each listen
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  9. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Irish post-punk crew make a startling leap forward with epic second. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Upset

    A stunningly beautiful and deeply personal album, a testament to The Murder Capital’s commitment to pushing their sound forward while staying true to themselves
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    While some might mourn the loss of their one-time raucousness, ‘Gigi’s Recovery’ shows that their momentum swings only forwards
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  12. 8.0 |   NME

    The Dublin band soar with an uncompromising second album loaded with heart and ideas
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  13. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    On the follow-up to When I Have Fears, the pitfalls, the purity and the piousness of recovery make the case that to survive, we have to grow
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  14. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The Murder Capital are clearly a very good band, who have made a very good second album – they’re just not an entirely original one
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  15. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    With any luck, this album will be enough to get The Murder Capital out of their more famous compatriots’ shadow and earn themselves a deserved place in the limelight of a resurgent post-punk scene
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  16. 7.8 |   Northern Transmissions

    With a gentleness to ease the pain, at times, and a knife sharp edge to express the pain, at others. I think this album is a grower, not a shower
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