• Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2011
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Apr 22, 2011
    80
    A marvellous little record where improvisation rubs shoulders with immediacy.
  2. Apr 22, 2011
    80
    On the whole Start And Complete is a singular and fearless album that conveys significant emotion, rewards repeat listens, and shows what can be achieved when a band's approach to music is defined by bravery and vision.
  3. Apr 28, 2011
    72
    Start and Complete ultimately achieves what it sets out to do, which is to place a song-oriented frame around another off-the-cuff session by these four disparate talents, who will no doubt spin off in a completely different direction should About Group reconvene.
  4. May 3, 2011
    70
    While Start And Complete happens to have been recorded in just one day, lo and behold, it turns out to be album of relatively straightforward songs, staying largely within the musical and lyrical conventions of the pop/rock universe.
  5. May 3, 2011
    75
    It would have been great to hear Hayward and Coxon bring more of their distinct voices to the table, but with songs as charmingly off-kilter and sweetly understated as this, it's hard to complain.

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