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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
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  1. Sep 21, 2011
    1
    Im a big fan of RF but this isnt a patch on their last album. It really is a book, with musical backing, its just a shame they forgot the songs and tunes ! Packed with swearing and some really wooden acting. Sorry guys, love you to bits but this is a stinker.
  2. Oct 12, 2011
    8
    I have to agree that it isn't as good as their last one. I also wasn't thrilled with it upon first listen. What did it for me was seeing them live, when they performed High Country in its entirety, which gave me a whole new appreciation of the record. It was actually an amazing experience live. I now think it's pretty great. The album is a very dark, violent, twisted and very moving loveI have to agree that it isn't as good as their last one. I also wasn't thrilled with it upon first listen. What did it for me was seeing them live, when they performed High Country in its entirety, which gave me a whole new appreciation of the record. It was actually an amazing experience live. I now think it's pretty great. The album is a very dark, violent, twisted and very moving love story with a whole cast of detailed characters. Essentially it's a film noir soundtrack without a film. Expand
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Q Magazine
    Sep 28, 2011
    80
    Oregon four-piece serve up a conceptual gem. [Oct 2011, p.128]
  2. Mojo
    Sep 27, 2011
    60
    An admirable attempt to try something genuinely different has compromised an otherwise fine album. [Oct 2011, p.94]
  3. Sep 21, 2011
    70
    True, The High Country doesn't allow for the giddiest of circumstance, but if it doesn't break your heart, it may just steal it instead.