Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Jan 23, 2023
    At their best, which is often on Gigi’s Recovery, the Murder Capital combine muscular drama and skeletal grace with a confidence that Radiohead would be proud of.
  2. Jan 19, 2023
    There's something hypnotic about The Stars that Leave the Stage, one of the most inscrutable and forward-thinking cuts here, on which he establishes a calamitous tension over a spooky piano motif reminiscent of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' From Her to Eternity. The band sounds largely more muscular and self-assured, with a terrific rhythm section to boot.
  3. 90
    Gigi's Recovery is an excellent record, and The Murder Capital have laid the first real claim to Album of the Year.
  4. Jan 25, 2023
    Gigi’s Recovery at times feels eerie and unsettling yet consistently and completely alluring.
  5. Jan 23, 2023
    Gigi’s Recovery manages to portray a soul longing for healing, resisting its thanatonic urges, grappling with the reality of being born into a cold, loveless void, and somehow trying to accept being loveable. And it has the brevity to show us that, at the end of its 12 song cycle, the battle can be won, even if the war will never end.
  6. Jan 23, 2023
    There are plenty of immediately-engrossing moments, like the dramatic vocal narration of “The Stars Will Leave Their Stage” or the rousing solo in “A Thousand Lives”, but mostly what I return for is the sense of development within songs and from one track to another. This is an album which manages to cover a lot of territory in under fifty minutes, even if the brief intro and outro tracks don’t feel fully fleshed out (my largest criticism).
  7. Jan 20, 2023
    If you need a soundtrack to your 90 in 90, this is it. The pitfalls, the purity, the piousness of recovery. Just promise you’ll listen to it at least three times. It’s worth it.
  8. Uncut
    Jan 19, 2023
    While this Dublin quintet's latest stops short of total reinvention, the changes are marked - John Congleton brings the darkly spangled, alt.rock power, and textured synths do a lot of the melodic lifting. [Feb 2023, p.32]
  9. Mojo
    Jan 19, 2023
    Gigi's Recovery fully achieves TMC's transformative purpose, its lyrics of unflinching self-scrutiny leading to side two's exhilarating Only Good Things and the thrillingly airborne climactic title track. [Feb 2023, p.82]
  10. Jan 19, 2023
    While some might mourn the loss of their one-time raucousness, ‘Gigi’s Recovery’ shows that their momentum swings only forwards.
  11. 80
    The Murder Capital may have arrived with a shout and a fist but they’re soaring now with nuance, ideas, a whole lot of heart and the first great guitar album of 2023.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Aug 7, 2023
    It's hard to listen the first times but it's a very good album, a mix between Blur and David Bowie.
  2. Jul 11, 2023
    Honestly one of the best indie rock albums I've ever listened to, no move in the album is tasteless and all the transitions are clean.Honestly one of the best indie rock albums I've ever listened to, no move in the album is tasteless and all the transitions are clean. Thematically songs fit each other while the vocal performance is almost perfect. Every song is satisfying and rewarding to listen to the end. the vocal performance though sometimes sounding like Alex Turner is completely fitting for this sound. Full Review »
  3. May 5, 2023
    One of the top indie-rock albums of the past 5 years. Not much else to say in regard to that. It's just a really good album