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Floating Away
It's the weight I'm trying To get inside the frame I've been painting a fat man He's big and fat and heavy As a man can be But he's been floating... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. 80
    This expansion into different musical genres and styles helps make On the Road Wherever a varied, uncommon yet inviting wander off Mark Knopfler’s usual path. He’s probing fresh sounds with the class and sophistication we’ve come to expect from this gifted veteran, whose MTV days seem like blurry images in a rear view mirror.
  2. Nov 15, 2018
    70
    A somewhat lengthy collection, the album does tend to drag a little in its second half and while there are no outright duds, a bit of editing might have turned a strong 14-track outing into an excellent ten or 12-track one.
  3. Uncut
    Nov 15, 2018
    70
    There's no flash and no trash, just reflective, ripe, minor-key ruminations, plenty of melodically burnished guitar playing and Knopfler's voice, which has crusted nicely with age to take on a warm, rich burr. Classy. [Dec 2018, p.27]
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 11, 2018
    70
    The album is most revealing when Knopfler bares autobiographical teeth. [Jan 2019, p.87]
  5. Mojo
    Nov 15, 2018
    60
    The pace down Mark Knopfler's latest road is steady and unruffled, like a 72-minute walk around a familiar locale--reassuring but rather lacking in excitement. [Dec 2018, p.87]
  6. Nov 16, 2018
    60
    On an album with 14 songs, there’s certainly some filler (see the sleepy “When You Leave”), but for the most part, Knopfler’s blues-roots blend, infused here with a fresh dose of jazz and funk) remains sturdy.
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  1. Dec 3, 2018
    0
    Excellent album. 14 tracks of brilliance and craftmanship. The two extra songs in the "deluxe" version don't add much to the album on theExcellent album. 14 tracks of brilliance and craftmanship. The two extra songs in the "deluxe" version don't add much to the album on the contrary. As usual, great story telling but also more variation than on previous albums. One of his best! Expand