Engineers

  • Record Label: Echo
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2005
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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  1. JacekK
    Jul 17, 2005
    6
    Nice but all songs resemble each other too much. Gets boring quickly. I give it 6.5. Anyone agree?
  2. matta
    Sep 9, 2005
    6
    Okay but this score is way too high. I put it just barely above Coldplay on my list for albums of the year. NIce to listen to but gets boring at times and the tendency to skip to the next track is often an overpowering urge that I cannot resist. Worth checking out though, like Doves-lite.
  3. GeorgeM
    Aug 18, 2005
    4
    If shoegazing is the new black/brit-pop taken form in this debut effort by Engineers, it is a trend that will find little traction outside its native UK. Technically competent but dated, same-y and forgettable is the best evaluation I can conjure for this album.

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Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. An early frontrunner for the UK album of the year.
  2. Engineers here prove capable both of emotive songwriting and of virtuoso studio craft.... Yet it falls shorts of true brilliance, for the simple reason that the band steadfastly refuse to rock-out.
  3. An incredibly warm and organic sounding debut.