Prisoner

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Mar 13, 2012
    60
    [Lead singer, Hayley Mary] keeps things interesting even during the many moments when sheer emo intensity makes the record heavy going.
  2. Q Magazine
    Mar 13, 2012
    60
    Their debut drips confidence, Mary's glass-shattering whoops and wordless exhortations on Long Highway and Try Colour set against the sort of brooding, stadium rock riffs even the Edge hasn't dared use since The Joshua Tree. [April 2012, p.98]
  3. 60
    They're tight in the way that only the threat of bottling can foster.
  4. Mar 13, 2012
    60
    The Jezabels are so nearly there on 'Prisoner'– they just to focus.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 22, 2012
    8
    There is good, near great stuff on this album, unfortunately all of it is loaded up front. After "Trycolour" ,my personal favorite, the paceThere is good, near great stuff on this album, unfortunately all of it is loaded up front. After "Trycolour" ,my personal favorite, the pace slows down and things start to drag. Give them credit for trying to make a coherent album and not just a collection of songs, however they seem to understand that live, their strength is in the uptempo songs where Hayley Mary's vocals shine and thrive. Full Review »