Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. Jul 19, 2012
    Mark Knopfler has brought some star power to The Sailor's Revenge, but he's also treated Bap Kennedy's skills as a performer and tunesmith with the care they deserve, and this is a dark but frequently beautiful set of Celtic-flavored contemporary folk.
  2. Mojo
    Jul 19, 2012
    There's country stoicism, sentimentality and sparkling sadness on the songs. [Aug 2012, p.96]
  3. Sep 4, 2012
    How much one enjoys this record depends on how much tolerance one has for the manly nautical descriptions.
  4. It is derivative and woebegone and its musical twists are seldom hard to predict, but it is also finely crafted and devoid of the phoniness which can make such works unbearable.
  5. Jul 19, 2012
    All 11 songs are of high quality.

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