The Russian Wilds - Howlin Rain
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    7
    Although the vocals of Ethan Miller gives the album "The Russian Wilds" rock character, despite the presence of classical compositions such as: "Self Made Man", much more melodic "Dark Side" or the ballad "Can not Satisfy Me now "- the album is also influenced by blues , as can be seen even in a subdued "Walking Through Stone". Howlin' Rain on the album serves us also jazzy "... Still Walking, Still Stone" and a nod to the compositions that are simple essence of classic rock ("College"). Expand
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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Mar 23, 2012
    80
    Ambitious, soulful and joyous. [Apr 2012, p.90]
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    30
    We get big-budget bloat, lifeless lines, and none of the warmth or reality that would cause any label to take interest in the first place.
  3. 40
    A curious hybrid, channelling both Bruce Springsteen's 'Darkness On The Edge Of Town' and Hendrix's 'Electric Ladyland' into proper classic rock ('Cherokee Werewolf') moments, but elsewhere sounding a bit elevator music.