Capture / Release

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2006
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Donohoe's narratives are bundled up into punchy, punky three-minute bursts that win points for verve, if not originality.
  2. Uncut
    60
    An erratic mix of mundane, London-centric Skinnerisms and out-of-focus political ire. [Sep 2005, p.100]
  3. Repeated listens of Capture/Release uncover some songs to pique your interest, but the brevity and sameness of the songs weigh the album down.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jahar
    Jun 29, 2006
    9
    I wasn't too sure about these guys after listening to their ablum for the first time. I knew "22 grand job" was great, but it took me a I wasn't too sure about these guys after listening to their ablum for the first time. I knew "22 grand job" was great, but it took me a few listens before the tracks began to really grow on me. Now I love 'em. Full Review »
  2. JohnW
    Jun 20, 2006
    9
    A truly great album. I find myself tempted to say that it is better than BP's Silent Alarm. With a little improvent in percussion this A truly great album. I find myself tempted to say that it is better than BP's Silent Alarm. With a little improvent in percussion this album would have been a 10. Full Review »
  3. ChadB
    Jun 9, 2006
    10
    Incredible! The singles, Strasburg, Retreat, Work Work Work, are all brilliant. Binary Love is possibly the best album track not released as Incredible! The singles, Strasburg, Retreat, Work Work Work, are all brilliant. Binary Love is possibly the best album track not released as a single all year. Witty and Intelligent lyrics, check. Catchy guitar, check. Attitude to conquer the world, check. Some critics have complained that the subject matter is to myopic in that it is aimed at London young professionals. Well, I'll tell you, this album transends to young pros everywhere, especially the drinking bits. Can't wait for the next album! Full Review »