The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2019 Ratings: #47 / 737
User Score
Based on 368 ratings
2019 Ratings: #59
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August 16, 2019 / Release Date
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Human Season / Label
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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
Dork

The Murder Capital offer a variation on the post-punk theme that even if not entirely new, maintains a certain tenderness amid the noise.

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.

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
AllMusic

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

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
ACreativeName
65
Like idles but also not idles yknow
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.
Plats
94
The comparison between IDLES and The Murder Capital is obvious, but that doesn't stop "When I Have Fears" from being incredible. The writing is outstanding, the production is great, the atmosphere of both the energetic and slow tracks are engaging and it's just very enticing post-punk. Now that I think about it, the last couple of years were surprisingly good to the genre.

Fav Tracks: Green & Blue; For Everything; Slowdance I & II; On Twisted Ground; Feeling Fades; Love, ... read more
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Track List

  1. For Everything
  2. More Is Less
  3. Green & Blue
  4. Slowdance I
  5. Slowdance II
  6. On Twisted Ground
  7. Feeling Fades
  8. Don't Cling To Life
  9. How the Streets Adore Me Now
  10. Love, Love, Love
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Added on: July 22, 2019