Eagulls - Eagulls
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Leeds post-punk band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Feb 28, 2014
    90
    From the twin guitar salvos of Mark Goldsworthy and Liam Matthews through to Tom Kelly and Henry Ruddell's flawless rhythm section crowned by Mitchell's voice of reason, they're an unshakable and on this, their long-awaited first LP, an unstoppable force.
  2. Mar 7, 2014
    80
    As a whole, Eagulls is a refreshing, unrestrained album, a cool drink of insta-nostalgia for the best of the late ’80s, early ’90s rejecters of the mold.
  3. Feb 26, 2014
    80
    A tour de force of Eagulls' brash and brazen-faced formula, this is a record that’ll be ringing in your ears for days after it’s finished.
  4. Mar 14, 2014
    80
    Post-punk might not be new, but like their name, with a few tweaks and some bold personality Eagulls have defiantly made it their own. [Apr 2014, p.108]
  5. Mar 4, 2014
    70
    The Eags are at their best when they bump into a memorable melody.
  6. Mar 13, 2014
    70
    As a debut album, Eagulls proves that this band has tremendous potential.
  7. Mar 11, 2014
    30
    Far from being as incisive as Albini or as sonically daring as Kevin Shields, Eagulls have created something akin to comfort food, an album to soothe the fears of guitar nuts afraid that feedback-driven six-string assaults were somehow in danger of going extinct.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 4, 2014
    9
    I saw this band on Letterman and had to find out who they were. I was really impressed by their look and sound which is unique but which alsoI saw this band on Letterman and had to find out who they were. I was really impressed by their look and sound which is unique but which also reminds me of early clash, bauhaus and joy division. Download all of their other EPs (on iTunes), and make yourself another 30 minute album which is just as good as this new release. Would love to see them live. I'll bet their shows are awesome. Great stuff and recommended! Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2014
    8
    A very great punk rock album. The music and vocals are some of the most riveting I've heard in some time, particularly those of the openingA very great punk rock album. The music and vocals are some of the most riveting I've heard in some time, particularly those of the opening track. The other tracks are mostly quite good, but didn't reach the amazing level of first one. Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    5
    Noisy aggressive post punk music here, similar to Joy Division, Bowhouse and Holograms. Full of energy, ferociousness, re-verb and decentNoisy aggressive post punk music here, similar to Joy Division, Bowhouse and Holograms. Full of energy, ferociousness, re-verb and decent production. Not really engaging though and the vocals are pretty uninteresting. The songs don't stick much either to me. Expand