Down the Road Wherever

Album Review of Down the Road Wherever by Mark Knopfler.

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Down the Road Wherever

Mark Knopfler

Down the Road Wherever by Mark Knopfler

Release Date: Nov 16, 2018
Record label: Blue Note
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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Down the Road Wherever - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
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70

Nine albums into a remarkably consistent post-Dire Straits solo career, Mark Knopfler has little to prove aside from living up to his own high standards. That's not to say he's incapable of surprises or the occasional left turn, but the general trajectory of his non-soundtrack output as far back as 2004's Shangri-La has continued to cut a pleasingly familiar groove that fuses his myriad preferences (country, jazz, blues, pub rock, folk, Celtic) into the distinctive brand of understated English roots rock that has become his bailiwick. A single elegantly muted guitar squall or dry vocal phrase is usually all it takes to recognize the author and yet, Knopfler has never been one to coast on his reputation, diligently putting in the work and honing each of his songs into their essential form.

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