What a Time to Be Alive

Tom Walker - What a Time to Be Alive
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 25 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1153
March 1, 2019 / Release Date
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Relentless / Label
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Tom Walker’s debut is a perfect representation of him – cheerful, genuine, heartfelt and talented, and as the final notes of his much-awaited record grace your ears, it definitely seems like it’s a great time to be alive.
The Guardian

Perhaps it wouldn’t seem like such a guaranteed success if it felt in some way risky or adventurous. As it is, the sense that absolutely nothing here has been left to chance – and that What a Time to Be Alive might have been a more interesting album if it had – is a tough one to avoid.

The Independent
Walker drizzles bluesy, Hozier-like soul bombast and nebulous folk tunes with Bond strings and EDM sizzles; tracks so thin and flavourless they go down without chewing.
This was the artist that beat out Idles and Jorja Smith at The Brit Awards "Best Breakthrough Act"...let that sink into your brain.
Anyway, this album is so stale and forgettable.
Tom may have the charisma, but the album will end up in your bargain bins in later-coming year.
It's an alright album, one of your older relatives will probably love it but it's not gonna blow your socks off.
This man won the British Breakthrough Act at this year's BRIT Awards over the likes of IDLES and Jorja Smith, no seriously. Well following the chart success of his bland single Leave A Light On, Tom Walker's debut album is out and let me tell you; it's shit. Artists and albums like this make me question how long this conveyor belt of interchangeable 'meh' is in the modern music industry, because I have heard this style thousands of times before. The songs are uninspired, lack innovation and do ... read more
Angels [100]
Leave a Light On [93]
Not Giving In [98]
How Can You Sleep at Night? [84]
Now You're Gone [78] (-)
My Way [98]
Blessings [85]
Cry Out [94]
Dominoes [100]
Fade Away [99]
Just You And I (Acoustic) [94]
The Show [95]

Top 5:

5. My Way
4. Not Giving In
3. Fade Away
2. Angels
1. Dominoes
Intelligent adult power pop with a roaring passion that sucked me in and took me on a cruise through many emotions. Yes, it's over the top alright, but it does get you involved if you are feeling vulnerable...
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Track List

  1. Angels
  2. Leave a Light On
  3. Not Giving In
  4. How Can You Sleep at Night?
  5. Now You're Gone (feat. Zara Larsson)
  6. My Way
  7. Blessings
  8. Cry Out
  9. Dominoes
  10. Fade Away
  11. Just You and I
  12. The Show
  13. Walk Alone
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