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  • Summary: The debut full-length for the Scottish singer-songwriter features a track that appeared on Rudimental's third album and a guest appearances from Zara Larsson.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Q Magazine
    Mar 13, 2019
    80
    Walker distinguishes himself from the herd with the frenetic, chest-beating chorus to the mighty Dominoes; the shyly addictive duet with Zara Larsson, Now You're gone, co-written by Fulham FC Women striker Chelcee Grimes, and the bereft Angels, all of which sparkle in very different, yet equally beguiling ways. [May 2018, p.116]
  2. Mar 13, 2019
    70
    Tom Walker’s debut is a perfect representation of him--cheerful, genuine, heartfelt and talented, and as the final notes of his much-awaited record grace your ears, it definitely seems like it’s a great time to be alive.
  3. Mar 13, 2019
    40
    As it is, the sense that absolutely nothing here has been left to chance--and that What a Time to Be Alive might have been a more interesting album if it had--is a tough one to avoid.
  4. 20
    Walker drizzles bluesy, Hozier-like soul bombast and nebulous folk tunes with Bond strings and EDM sizzles; tracks so thin and flavourless they go down without chewing.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 29, 2019
    4
    An underwhelming debut effort, Tom Walker doesn't seem interested on building a cohesive project or presenting a profound story, instead heAn underwhelming debut effort, Tom Walker doesn't seem interested on building a cohesive project or presenting a profound story, instead he seems more interested in arranging a number of hits and catchy tunes and release it all at once so that he can move forward to his next project. Expand
  2. May 13, 2019
    1
    What a shame to get this awful EDM-soul thing on the charts. Early Worst Pop Album of the Year Contender.