Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning reviewed + new video

Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning reviewed + new video

Cowboy Junkies - All That ReckoningCowboy Junkies released their latest album, All That Reckoning, this past Friday and the new release has been well received by reviewers in the press and online with The Times describing it as “their most vital album in years” in their 4-star review. You can read the review highlights below as well as watch the newly released video for ‘Sing Me A Song’.

The ‘Junkies will be playing three dates in the UK this coming November at the Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow, Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and The Bridge Theatre in London.

“it’s equal parts tenderness and edge, sensual and beautifully disturbing. Michael Timmins calls this “a deeper and more complete record than we have done”. I can’t disagree.”
MOJO ★★★★★

“gorgeous new album.. Cowboy Junkies’ ever-allusive sound – nudging and shifting around Margo’s unique vocals – makes for the perfect vehicle for their brand of Canadian Americana.”
Country Music Magazine ★★★★★

“If ever a band embodied the dictum that less is more, it’s Toronto’s Cowboy Junkies. From scant raw ingredients – they conjure moods all the more haunting for the space in between, a halo of darkness reverberating with harmony and echo.”
Q Magazine ★★★★★

“..their most vital album in years.”
The Times ★★★★

“quiet excellence”Read more…
Financial Times ★★★★

“This is a strange kind of beauty”
Classic Rock (8/10)

“..a junkies masterclass”
The Sun ★★★★

“alt-country pioneers stay beautifully true”Read more…
The Observer ★★★

“While their trademark sparse, unhurried beauty is still present, it’s a haunting element rather than the whole story”Read more…
Metro ★★★

“Simmering mysticism pervades this set”
Sunday Times

“30 years out from their groundbreaking 1988 album, “The Trinity Sessions,” the Cowboy Junkies continue to evolve, with clever arrangements and new stories to tell. This timely release, full of darkness and relevance, will surely cement their status as a great band.”Read more…
Folk Radio

“All That Reckoning is a smart, compelling set of songs from a group that hasn’t run out of things to say or the ability to say them with eloquence.”Read more…
All Music (3.5/5)

“Maybe the healing is underway. But All That Reckoning – a confident, sturdy rock album – does not settle for easy fixes. The understated track “Shining Teeth” proves the Timmons clan still has a lot of processing to do. “Let me touch the wounds that have haunted you,” Margo Timmons utters in her somewhat smoky voice. “Share with me the wounds that still haunt you.””Read more…
No Depression

“Triumphant return from genre defining band”Read more…
Americana-UK (6/10)

“Even from the opening track All That Reckoning Pt1, you are faced with a sensory overload, and not just from Margot Timmins’ unmistakeable voice and the Cowboy Junkies trademarked Lo-Fi bass and guitar combo; but the stark lyrics come at you like the suns rays through a Summer fog”Read more…
Rocking Magpie

“‘When We Arrive’ includes the killer line “welcome to the world of self-delusion” – a song about immigrants in the 21st century? ‘The Things We Do To Each Other’ is another killer song that is overtly political in a way that we don’t expect to hear from Cowboy Junkies.”Read more…
Folking.com

“Six years after ‘Wilderness’, Cowboy Junkies give the listener a personal view on the fragile world. On the one hand soft, quiet and reflective (like we know), on the other hand full with energetic sounds. Strong!”Read more…
Keys and Chords

“the Cowboy Junkies have made All That Reckoning a bold and timely statement on the politics of existence.”Read more…
We Are Cult

“As I stated earlier ‘All That Reckoning’ is a fantastically produced and immersive experience which I’m sure will continue to reveal more treasures with repeated playbacks. This will come as no surprise to long-time fans but, if you’re new to the band, ‘Reckoning’ is as good a place as any to start your Cowboy Junkies journey as it finds them still at the top of their game three decades into their career.”Read more…
RedGuitarMusic

“Cowboy Junkies are at the top of their game and the songwriting is stronger than ever. Margo’s voice shimmers with darkly hued luster and strength. The album feeds the soul lyrically and musically, and raises your senses.”Read more…
Staccato (9.4 / 10)

“(All That Reckoning) is as strong as earlier efforts like Pale Sun, Crescent Moon. The sound is one of the glorious honeyed and earthern tonnes of Margo Timmins, underpinned with the burbling low bass of Alan Anton, steady simple drums of Peter Timmins and occasional stabs of guitar from Michael Timmins.”Read more…
Vanguard Online

“(Margo Timmins) is, quite simply, the best singer in the lifespan of whatever we might choose to call this genre of music.”Read more…
Americana Highways