Privateering - Mark Knopfler
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13

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  1. Nov 21, 2012
    9
    Saw him with Bob Dylan this week in Philly. He and his fantastic band put on a great show. He played many songs from this wonderful record. Go buy this. It's diverse and really shows off his skills as a singer, writer and player. Did I mention that the band is great?
  2. Oct 16, 2012
    10
    Saw excerpts from this on tour w Bob Dylan recently. Absolutely fabulous. I referred to it as Van Morrison on steroids (in a good way). Crazy good songs, each person accompanied with various obscure folk instruments etc. Definitely recommend this one.
  3. Dec 14, 2012
    10
    His best solo effort to date. So many great songs, impeccable guitar by MK plus his band is just so good. Saw him with Dylan recently. Knopfler and his band stole the show. I'm so glad he is continuing to write excellent songs and perform them live. He's a treasure.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 70
    Privateering is a rootsy testament to Knopfler’s rich reservoir of influences.
  2. Sep 9, 2013
    60
    Privateering is a textbook example of a mixed bag--frustrating.
  3. Sep 9, 2013
    80
    The pleasure isn't in the gimmick or the dress-up, but in the disciplined play of emotion behind them.