Word of Mouth

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  • Summary: The seventh release for the British folk artist was recorded in a Cornish church.
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  • Record Label: Cooking Vinyl Records
  • Genre(s): Folk, Neo-Traditional Folk, British Folk, International, Western European Traditions, British
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Q Magazine
    Feb 14, 2014
    80
    On Word Of Mouth he's finally built a viable path between those old and new worlds. [Mar 2014, p.115]
  2. Uncut
    Jan 31, 2014
    70
    [The interviews with dock workers, WWII veterans and itinerants whose stories inspired nine of the 12 songs make] little material difference to his music. [Feb 2014, p.77]
  3. Jan 31, 2014
    60
    Ultimately, by the end of Word Of Mouth, there is a feeling that it is more interesting conceptually than it is musically.
  4. Jan 31, 2014
    60
    His multi-instrumental work is impressive, but his voice still often sounds too urgent.
  5. 60
    The resulting narratives are engaging enough, but Lakeman's trademark racing rhythms render several songs indistinguishable.
  6. Feb 13, 2014
    60
    Lakeman again shows off his fine multi-instrumental skills--songs such as The Wanderer buzz--and there is a delightful slow lament called Portrait of My Wife.
  7. 40
    Seth Lakeman new album is dominated by the past, through celebrations or commemorations of old ways, occupations and disasters.

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