Walk the River

  • Record Label: Polydor
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2011
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. May 17, 2012
    80
    [Walk the River]is not for the faint-hearted but it's certainly for the soft-hearted - three albums along, they still feed our hunger for the big, the wild and the honest.
  2. Dec 19, 2011
    80
    An intimate and emotive affair which manages to pursue a slightly mellower direction while still retaining their trademark oddball sensibilities.
  3. Mojo
    May 17, 2011
    80
    Walk The River is far more direct and carries a mood of singer-songwriter writ (very) large. [May 2011, p.105]
  4. Q Magazine
    May 17, 2011
    80
    The sentiment of the latter is clearly that the doubts and fuzziness of the past have gone and the future is now dazzlingly bright. On the strength of this sharply-focused, wholly impressive record, that much is certainly true for Guillemots. [May 2011, p.113]
  5. Apr 27, 2011
    80
    This is a group who don't believe in understatement, so there's a lot going on, from the fuzzy guitar and spacey synth squeaks that take The Basket in a psychedelic direction to Tiger's girl-group harmonies, but none of it feels superfluous--every sound here contributes to a big, beautiful whole.
  6. May 17, 2012
    70
    'Walk The River' is defiantly sky-punching stuff, chipping away at its own corner of neoclassicism between latter-day Pulp and late-80s Tears For Fears and displaying not only an excess of soaring Dangerfield vocals but also plenty of roaring guitars...and deftly-exploring haunt-pop suss.
  7. Apr 28, 2011
    70
    Though there are still moments of eyeball rolling twee, the darker undertones are enough to more than keep us interested.
  8. WTR is a classy bit of radio-friendly Mercury-bait which highlights Dangerfield's development as a songwriter.
  9. Apr 27, 2011
    70
    While there is nothing here as magically refined as 'Made-Up Love Song #43', and Dangerfield's lyrics sometimes veer into fromage-land, Walk The River represents a must-have for those with pop tastes.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 14, 2012
    8
    it isn't Through the Windowpane, but it's a much stronger album than Red was. i love the delicate nature of Fyfe's voice, and there areit isn't Through the Windowpane, but it's a much stronger album than Red was. i love the delicate nature of Fyfe's voice, and there are certain moments when the music near about knocks me off my feet orgasmically (particularly the guitar solo in Vermillion). all in all, this is a beautiful record. Full Review »