Heart of Nowhere - Noah and the Whale
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  • Summary: The fourth release for the folk rock band includes a guest appearance by Anna Calvi.
  • Record Label: Mercury
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. May 2, 2013
    80
    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
    80
    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
    70
    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. May 8, 2013
    60
    Fink still seems to be finding the confidence in his voice that when it’s pushed is truly wonderful, but most of time a little dreary and unconscious. That aside, this is a lovely little record for folk fans who like a Seventies scuff.
  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
    30
    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
    2
    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.
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