Heart of Nowhere

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  • Summary: The fourth release for the folk rock band includes a guest appearance by Anna Calvi.
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  • Record Label: Mercury
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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There Will Come a Time
One day things will turn out as planned You'll have her in the palm of your hand But it's not tonight, no not tonight One day she'll look at you and... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. May 2, 2013
    No one expects urgent, Darkness on the Edge of Town-style danger from a N&TW record: just breezy, bittersweet, hook-laden tunes, and they're offered in abundance here.
  2. May 1, 2013
    This band has succeeded at writing an exceptional album that’s both intimate and full of pop-hook goodness, all without using over-the-top production techniques.
  3. May 6, 2013
    After three successful releases, this album sees Fink take stock of his life after years of touring and come to the realization that he, along with his friends and family, have long since grown up and left his much revered youth behind.
  4. 60
    Their fourth is a satisfying blend of youth and experience, at its best when raw feelings and twenty20-something anxieties chafe against its smooth, midtempo rock.
  5. 60
    When Fink sings, “I think still after all these years, something still burns,” on the chorus, seven tracks in, we’re left feeling less like teens trapped on an island and more like parents who have beaten the odds and stayed together. Similar disruptions that take us away from “teenland” are the records’ main fault, though it’s largely successful as a sunny summer album.
  6. 60
    While it's pleasantly effected for the most part, it's hard to get involved in someone else's nostalgia.
  7. May 8, 2013
    It is violently un-confrontational, startlingly uninventive and no fun whatsoever.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. May 10, 2013
    I bought this album today on the recomendation of JJJ. I gave it three out of ten for the first two songs and the last one. All the musicI bought this album today on the recomendation of JJJ. I gave it three out of ten for the first two songs and the last one. All the music inbetween is aimed at 12-15 year old girls. I thought I was listening to the best of Australian Idol. Songs have no depth and are aim at a quick buck!!

    Utter crap and is the worst album of my collection. The only positive is that I also bought the new strokes album which is gold.