Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mojo
    60
    There is genius in here... [but] Shangri-La does sometimes drift into lazily delivered Knopfler history lessons. [Nov 2004, p.96]
  2. Blender
    40
    Like [J.J.] Cale, Knopfler prefers murmuring to emoting while threading fancy little guitar figures through songs that can't decide whether to shuffle into the haze or nod off. [Nov 2004, p.136]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. gug
    Nov 17, 2015
    10
    Undoubtedly Knopfler's best solo album and easily tops anything recorded with Dire Straits. Almost every single song is of stunning quality.Undoubtedly Knopfler's best solo album and easily tops anything recorded with Dire Straits. Almost every single song is of stunning quality. Why themusic trade rags give this album such poor reviews at times is absurd. Full Review »
  2. Oct 2, 2011
    10
    The only hard time I have with Mark Knopfler's music is when it's time to figure out which album I want to listen to. Shanrgi-la onlyThe only hard time I have with Mark Knopfler's music is when it's time to figure out which album I want to listen to. Shanrgi-la only delights, after countless spins. Full Review »
  3. AvivG
    Oct 27, 2006
    10
    the rythem, the voice, the ambience, The trowlerman song - make u want to have a long trip.