Guillemots   Walk the River
Release Date: 2011

 Ratings (10) Give your Rating

0.0 SeaAnemone | July 23rd 11

ummmmm why the fuck did nobody tell me about this?!


3.0 goodzillah | July 23rd 11

Guillemots need to ignore their critics. Following the drubbing handed out to 2008's wonderful and frenetic Red (honorable exception: Q Magazine, which also salutes their new one), Walk the River sounds a slight retreat back into the land of balladry. The resulting ballads are mostly excellent if a little overdone: seven songs are over five minutes long. Single "I Must be a Lover", the first Guillemots album track on which Fyfe Dangerfield does not have a songwriting credit, builds up into a fantastic, ecstatic romp. The title track, "The Basket" and "Vermillion" are all superbly constructed and achingly lovely. But the aching loveliness could be more effective if broken up with more of the pop eccentricity at which Guillemots have previously shown themselves so adept. A full album of ballads, no matter how individually excellent, is not quite the ticket.


2.5 averagescaruffi | October 14th 17
4.5 superbJohnyBlood | January 25th 16
4.5 superbHollowman | March 10th 15
3.5 greatdisturbthenorm | January 28th 12
3.5 greatIai EMERITUS | November 20th 11
3.0 goodmanbot47 | October 16th 11
4.0 excellentstaytrue | August 8th 11
3.0 goodDoubtGin | May 16th 11
3.5 greatjwal93 | April 21st 11

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