At The End Of Paths Taken

  • Record Label: Zoe
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 2007
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. The unexpected bit is that there are a couple of tracks where the Junkies appear to be making a move from their brooding ballad comfort zone toward brooding bluesy shuffles that very nearly get funky.
  2. Uncut
    60
    These 11 new songs will do little to dispel the view that the band are fatally addicted to self-indulgent navel-gazing, but it's still beautifully recorded, and played with exquisite tact and precision. [May 2007, p.88]
  3. Q Magazine
    40
    While elegantly arranged and rendered with passion, this is unlikely to convert those deaf to formulaic Americana. [Apr 2007, p.117]
  4. Rolling Stone
    40
    Even when the Junkies rock out a little... they're pretty bland. [19 Apr 2007, p.63]
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. RussellL.
    Jul 16, 2007
    9
    heartfelt, loving, and thoughtful. What more could you want?
  2. CraigO.
    May 25, 2007
    7
    An average, but satisfying effort. By the way, Ms. Timmon's husband is not Paul Simon, but Graham Henderson, President of the Canadian An average, but satisfying effort. By the way, Ms. Timmon's husband is not Paul Simon, but Graham Henderson, President of the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    May 8, 2007
    8
    Despite the critics' reviews, this is another strong CJ album. Their sound is subdued and the vocals are silk, like always. If subtle, Despite the critics' reviews, this is another strong CJ album. Their sound is subdued and the vocals are silk, like always. If subtle, smart, melodic alt.rock is boring, then the cowboy junkies are guilty. Full Review »