- Record Label: Human Season Records
- Release Date: Jan 20, 2023
- Summary: The second full-length release for the Irish post-punk band The Murder Capital was produced by John Congleton.
- Record Label: Human Season Records
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
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Positive: 11 out of 12
Mixed: 1 out of 12
Negative: 0 out of 12
Jan 23, 2023At 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.
Jan 19, 2023Gigi's Recovery is an excellent record, and The Murder Capital have laid the first real claim to Album of the Year.
Jan 19, 2023There'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.
MojoJan 19, 2023Gigi'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]
Jan 20, 2023If 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.
UncutJan 19, 2023While 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]
Jan 20, 2023Full of safe risks, Gigi’s Recovery is very much a transitional album as The Murder Capital look to evolve without alienating their fanbase. Doors are left wide open for subsequent reinventions but for now, the five-piece are comfortable sticking close-by what they know.
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Jan 20, 2023A masterpiece!!. I had huge expectations for this because I love their first album but this album exceed my expectations: beautiful, sad,A masterpiece!!. I had huge expectations for this because I love their first album but this album exceed my expectations: beautiful, sad, sometimes, and with a huge melancholic vibe. I love it!!… Expand
Feb 8, 2023Two weeks since its release I can already conclude that Gigi’s Recovery is one of my favorite indie albums of the past years. The album is aTwo weeks since its release I can already conclude that Gigi’s Recovery is one of my favorite indie albums of the past years. The album is a great progression from the band’s 2019 release “When I Have Fears” and takes listeners on an - oftentimes cathartic- emotional rollercoaster. What sets it apart from the previous album is the optimism, the acceptance of one’s fate and the longing for love. This comes through in many of the tracks. My absolutely favorite tune is the title track itself, which not only has a beautiful progression but closes the album with a sense of hope for a brighter future - and, obviously, more great work from these talented lads. 10/10… Expand
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