User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13

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  1. linseyd
    Dec 20, 2006
    10
    great folksy album.
  2. MattR
    Oct 16, 2002
    8
    The first time you hear this album, it may really disappoint you, especially if you are looking for guitar solos or anything MK has done before. It grows on you, though, and while I prefer Goldenheart by a mile, it's worth a listen.
  3. OliverD
    Dec 17, 2002
    10
    This album is like an excellent bottle of wine. The first taste isn't the best, but the longer you have the better you like it. It is Mark's best work so far, putting different music styles together. What a great musician! I simply love his music.
  4. EMILION
    May 24, 2006
    10
    Just another fabulous album from Knopfler. Hill farmer's blus ist simply wonderful
  5. lowrykun
    Dec 14, 2005
    6
    This is a good, mello album. There is nothing too dynamic or catchy here, but not a bad album. It's quite a bit more folksy than some of the previous albums. Additionally, I think that his voice doesn't have the range or control that it once had (which isn't saying much because he has a pretty limited range).
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62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Blender
    60
    If his subject matter is getting stranger, however, his semiacoustic music is comfortingly familiar and expert. [#11, p.135]
  2. Upon repeated listens, there are plenty of musical nuances to enjoy.
  3. An album that can express itself only through understatement.