• Record Label: Red Ink
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 2012
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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. Jul 24, 2012
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    Remarkable album! 10 out of 10 man! this indie-folk album much much better than Mumford and sons debut album. Nice tunes, track 7 and 9 quite moving that reach your heart and grab it tight till u feels cold by this damn fine songs.
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
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  1. Oct 9, 2012
    67
    Dry the River carries a touch of Shearwater's trilling flair in the swell of "No Rest," and at times Liddle riddles with equally arcane lyrics from his anthropology and medical backgrounds. It's what lingers beneath this riverbed that compels.
  2. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    More thoughtful and restrained than the heavily tattooed band's raucous live (and already very well-attended) shows may have promised, Shallow Bed is full of passion, nonetheless. [May 2012, p.88]
  3. Apr 20, 2012
    70
    Liddle has previously described their sound as "folky gospel music played by a post-punk band," and Shallow Bed's eclectic spiritual nature proves that isn't just hollow talk.