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  • Record Label: Razor & Tie
  • Genre(s): Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, College Rock
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    As a finale, The Wilderness serves as a perfect summation of the project, confirming the Junkies' core musical principles, as well as a sign that they are sure to carry them into the future.
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    This is a fine finale to an impressive artistic achievement.
  3. Mar 27, 2012
    75
    The series is all that they are-accomplished, graceful, thoughtful and poignant. And The Wilderness is its fitting conclusion.
  4. Mar 27, 2012
    70
    Free from vague thematic restraints, this volume works as the most immediately listenable and comprehensible of the Nomad Series and stands alone as another strong volume of the craft Cowboy Junkies have been honing for years.
  5. Mar 27, 2012
    60
    Consider this music a salve for the soul--restful, resigned, pretty and pensive... and yet as fragile as it is fleeting.
  6. Apr 6, 2012
    60
    The Wilderness is more like a Junkies album as we'd previously appreciated them. [May 2012, p.71]
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  1. Mar 29, 2012
    10
    After a few missteps I think that this is a real return to form. There is a great combination of strength and fragility in what they do. IMO this is up there "Lay it Down" with in the pantheon of C-J records. Margo Timmins' voice has a brilliant world-weariness that wasn't evident on earlier records, it has aged very well I guess and suits the overall mood of this album. Has anyone ever sung the F-word so well? Now, I need to go back and listen to the other volumes in this collection again. Expand