Engineers - Engineers
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  • Summary: This debut album showcases the British band's symphonic, shoegaze-y sound.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. This is big, epic, widescreen music, albeit wonderfully understated. [5 Mar 2005, p.51]
  2. 83
    This transcendent debut is the real stoner rock. [Aug 2005, p.103]
  3. 80
    Equal parts drawn-out and dreamy. [#16, p.97]
  4. What sets Engineers apart on this full-length debut is their ability to build up a strong sound without anything being lost within it. [#9]
  5. Their gentle approach is justified by the fact that their songs are quite memorable, written with a sense of grandeur and astral beauty.
  6. It's a warm and welcoming experience all round, and very much the mark of a band that know exactly what they're doing even if they sound remarkably out of step with everyone else.
  7. [Most] of the album just sort of swirls through some nicely-produced, but ultimately not very engaging sonic fluff.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12