Albatross, the first single, is a flat out hit. In the Jimmy Page, Stairway to Heaven, Midnight Moonlight tradition. It drops down hard with Plush (STP megahit) inspired riffage. It rolls out with a magnificence that burns into your brain. The pre-solo, solo is a wonderfully sweet taste of slide goodness. It teases us and then drops back into the verse with a couple of la da das. The infectious, poignant sing along chorus leads into the sinewy power slide which brings us to it's apex six string squiggle; That over-the-top, on the verge of losing-it note that says the artist is giving his natural all. That's that moment we guitar fans all wait for.
The outro verses are played and sung with the most incredible power and soul exhibited by Big Wreck in studio to date. This song is perfect classic rock created outside that era.
The entire CD is FANTASTIC!!!!
Needs more edge
Mediocre. But it did inspire me to listen to some COC songs.
best album of the year, amazing vocal performance, such a great band!
I like it.
They have a mix of other bands, can't quite put my finger on it. I want to hear more
They r awesome band.love the new album
The singer reminds me a little of Chris Cornell. Not to shabby!
Big Wreck Albatross
Very instrumental. I liked it. The song went on too long for me, but that is only my opinion. I would like to hear more music from, and more info about BWA.
I like it, the singer sounds ALOT like Chris Cornell, but I'm diggin it. I would like to hear something from them with a little harder edge. Looking foward to hearing more from Big Wreck fo sho.
OK, but not great
Lots of talent in this band, but the song ends up flat. Can't wait to hear something else from them though.
Best Album of 2012
I've been listening to it every day since it's release it's release in March 2012 in Canada and can't say enough about it. I've loved all their previous stuff too and seen them live a couple of times--if you get the chance to see them, you will not regret it. There is much more range in Ian Thornley's voice than CC has and it would be hard to find an equal in terms of talent and skills on the guitar.
man these clowns cant hold a candle to the darkness! black shuck is the greatest rock record of our time. check er' out
Rock Hit....and finally not a cookie cutter one
Not being held to the conventional single format rules, great guitars and variety in the song backed by a solid and soulful vocal!
It grows on you. Probably one of the best songs I've heard in a while.
Thornley is a beast.
Thank you everyone!! Jolene
One of the most talented bands out there today. This whole record grows on you. I've listened to it almost daily for almost a year and my favorite song from it changes constantly...a true sign that it's a great record! Amazing stuff! Can't believe these guys have flown under the radar for so long!