Exit Wounds

The Wallflowers - Exit Wounds
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2021 Ratings: #602 / 739
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Based on 28 ratings
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Spill Magazine

Exit Wounds could have survived and found success on either side of the millennium as it brings nostalgia, relief, and flavour to a sweet slice of Americana pie for the present day.

The Young Folks

Exit Wounds is a real work of art. A perfect example that there is beauty to be found within pain.

It's his best original work by some yards.
The LP's muscular hooks and unpretentious formalism provide Dylan with the ideal setting for his assured wordplay and signature stoicism.
American Songwriter
The sound is leaner, a little less rough around the edges and solidly in sync as well.

On Exit Wounds, the Wallflowers finally turn into the classic rock band they always ached to be.

Classic Rock

It's been a while, but Jakob 'Son Of Bob' Dylan continues to make some of the sweetest and most self-assured AOR-inflected power-pop going.


Exit Wounds isn’t radically different from the band’s other albums. It remains true to the formula the band have always embraced. The lyrics paint vivid pictures and are easy to sing. The melodies are instantly familiar, which is part of what makes them so endearing. And if it isn’t broke, why fix it?


His voice is still a mediocre rasp and his lyrics use clichés without blinking, but the songs on Exit Wounds are assembled with a newfound confidence that’s come with age.

Rolling Stone

The first new record from Jakob Dylan in almost a decade can evoke an Americana-tinged Warren Zevon, gruff but tender, with the best songs featuring Shelby Lynne's empathetic vocals.

Spectrum Culture

The Wallflowers’ return from a long hiatus is a genuine recreation of classic Southern rock formulas.

No Ripcord

Dylan remains mostly anonymous throughout, letting others shine while he adds some occasionally poignant touches.

Record Collector

It remains unmistakably Wallflowers music, but with a keener edge and a more direct route to the listener's heart.


Back in my high school days I would never get close to anything resembling country music, but the Jacob Dylan fronted the Wallflowers was the closes that I got, although their sound is more americana and roots rock than anything else. Their big breakthrough Bringing Down the Horse (1996) and follow-up Breach (2000) (highly overlooked album) were always on heavy rotation, but my interest in them wavered with every release after as they attempted to sound more “modern”. Exit Wounds, ... read more



Maybe Your Heart’s Not In It No More (7.0)
Roots And Wings (7.5)
I Hear The Ocean (When I Wanna Hear Trains) (7.3)
The Dive Bar In My Heart (6.8)
Darlin’ Hold On (6.8)
Move The River (7.2)
I’ll Let You Down (But Will Not Give You Up) (6.9)
Wrong End Of The Spear (7.4)
Who’s That Man Walking ‘Round My Garden (6.9)
The Daylight Between Us (7.2)


Cool band name though

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Track List

  1. Maybe Your Heart’s Not In It No More
  2. Roots And Wings
  3. I Hear The Ocean (When I Wanna Hear Trains)
  4. The Dive Bar In My Heart
  5. Darlin’ Hold On
  6. Move The River
  7. I’ll Let You Down (But Will Not Give You Up)
  8. Wrong End Of The Spear
  9. Who’s That Man Walking ‘Round My Garden
  10. The Daylight Between Us
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Added on: April 9, 2021