The Wind

  • Record Label: Artemis
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2003
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25

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  1. NathanS.
    Feb 16, 2005
    6
    Quite honestly, this album is overrated. Yes, I know that Zevon was pretty much on his deathbed during the recording of this album. Yes, I understand that this is part "last hurrah" project. part tribute album. But it's hardly the masterpiece it's hailed as. Zevon's deterioration at the hands of his illness clearly shows through on many of the tracks, most notably "Disorder Quite honestly, this album is overrated. Yes, I know that Zevon was pretty much on his deathbed during the recording of this album. Yes, I understand that this is part "last hurrah" project. part tribute album. But it's hardly the masterpiece it's hailed as. Zevon's deterioration at the hands of his illness clearly shows through on many of the tracks, most notably "Disorder in the House". This isn't a bad album, and by almost anyone else I would've rated it higher. But this is Warren Zevon, arguably one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and after comparing "The Wind" to the rest of his work, it's hardly the last memory I want of him. Expand
  2. ScottY
    Jul 9, 2005
    5
    I think that the ratings are over-inflated, perhaps due to his recent death. There are some real gems on here, but it doesn't comepare to some of his other efforts such as Life'll Kill Ya.
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 100
    Under the direst circumstances, he has painted his masterpiece. [Album of the Month, Sep 2003, p.96]
  2. If the lyrics generally lack the literary precision of Zevon’s best work, the songs take on greater weight given the circumstance under which they were recorded.
  3. Everyone who says this isn't a sentimental record is right. But it admits sentiment, hold the hygiene, and suggests that he knows more about love dying than he did when he was immortal.