The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2019 Ratings: #36 / 792
User Score
Based on 437 ratings
2019 Ratings: #123
Liked by 11 people
August 16, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Human Season / Label
Post-Punk / Genres
Flood / Producer
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Upset

The Murder Capital may have arrived as if in a flash of lightning, but all the evidence is pointing towards that this is a band here for the long run.

100
The Guardian

It’s an outstanding debut from a great new band who play it like they mean it.

90
DIY

There are a fair few legendary bands out there that were never quite as good as The Murder Capital are right now.

80
AllMusic

It's captivating from start to finish, heartbreaking in its delivery, and intense in all the right ways.

80
musicOMH

It’s a collection that will make you think for yourself and one that will keep on giving for a considerable time.

80
Clash

Excellent lyrics play a vital role to The Murder Capital, and it is no exaggeration to say that there would be no music without them.

MasterCrackfox
84

It seems that recently as new post-punk outfits have been popping up we end up comparing each one to it's contemporaries. Fontaines DC was given the same treatment upon their debut, but I think it's worth elaborating on where The Murder Capital's debut When I Have Fears differs tremendously from these acts and shifts their sound in different directions from these contemporaries.

For one, I'm seeing a lot of IDLES comparisons. IDLES are of course under the same post-punk umbrella but are far ... read more

10lawrencej
70

Oh look it's interesting Fontaines DC

usedtobe
92

Cathartic, ferocious, impressive , energetic. Such qualities exists within the packed 10 track debut of the mysterious Irish post punk act The Murder Capital which spins a familiar sonic territory as their contemporaries IDLES or Fontaines D.C. Just take their opening track, For Everything, which has an eerie, ominous vibe that introduces the record with a bang and it sticks. Undoubtedly one of the better post punk records you'll ever hear this year.

Yell0wRat
85

this is pretty cool! i like this guys vocals.

kattenbroekcom
87

While When I Have Fears is a great post-punk album, it doesn't sound all too original in this sphere. Almost everything here is great but the murder capital miss that extra touch that other bands have shown.

79

Sonically great for the most part, bar a few average tracks here and there. But a very exciting debut for the band.

Best Tracks: For Everything, More Is Less

Worst Track: How the Streets Adore Me Now

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Added on: July 22, 2019