Marcata - The Minutes
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the Irish rock trio.
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  1. Jul 30, 2012
    60
    This debut captures their explosive energy and thunder; this is a band, that when it's found its own voice, will definitely go the distance. [Mar 2012, p.921]
  2. Jul 30, 2012
    60
    It's an energetic debut that certainly shoes that this band is full of--as yet untapped--potential. [11 Feb 2012, p.52]
  3. Jul 30, 2012
    60
    It's only on what passes here for a ballad, Black And Blue (A letter), that they overreach themselves. [Mar 2012, p.106]
  4. Jul 30, 2012
    50
    Apart from the odd soulful moment and some clever production, there is nothing here that sets them apart from their obvious influences.
  5. Jul 30, 2012
    50
    Apart from the odd soulful moment and some clever production, there is nothing here that sets them apart from their obvious influences.
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  1. Jan 11, 2013
    8
    You can easily criticise this record for lacking originality. The Minutes influences ar ethere for all to see and the band make no effort to hide this. The White Stripes, The Black Keys (there is even a song called Black Keys on the record??), Led Zep all come to mind straight away. Originality aside, it's a record full of energy and soul and at no point do the band hold back. This 12 track album zips past before you get a chance to catch your breath. The record starts off really strongly with most of my favourite tracks residing in the first half of the record. Heartbreaker is the highlight of the 2nd half. These guys have passion and guts and those qualities take them a long way here. It will be interesting to see where they go on album number 2. Unless they branch out from their Hard Rock style I'm not sure how much room there is for The Minutes to further expand their sound Expand