We Are Still Wild Horses

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Based on 8 reviews
2023 Ratings: #8 / 181
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Based on 107 ratings
2023 Ratings: #38
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As an album, We Are Still Wild Horses taps into the same emotion as Black Country, New Road’s ‘Ants From Up Here’: that which isn’t quite in your conscious mind, but your gut; that which has you suddenly, inexplicably winded, even as you listen in the most innocuous of settings.

Spill Magazine
It is so early in the year, but this one should be included when the best of the year lists time comes around.
God Is in the TV
Please do yourself a favour and actually buy this album, and then listen to it a lot. Don’t let this be a well-kept secret, it deserves a huge audience.

We Are Still Wild Horses may not be a easy, cosy listen but it’s an intensely rewarding one. An inventive, creative album that best to not just listen to, but fully immerse yourself in.

Tomlinson’s second album only comprises four tracks, but contains multitudes, offering variations on chamber rock with a solemn grandeur that simmers with tension, contrasting the best and worst of times.
The Line of Best Fit
Tomlinson is many things; a wordsmith, a commanding vocal presence, and a conductor of light and dark. But at his core, he is a deeply talented songwriter that can conjure emotion via the slightest movement, utilising momentum, rage, desolation and hope to construct a truly heroic story of self-discovery.
Beats Per Minute

We Are Still Wild Horses is all weather at its heart, from the calm to the tempest.


Wildly beautiful, beautifully creative and creatively entrancing. This is another one of those hidden gems found via scrolling endlessly through this site and being enamored by an album cover. Some people may come into this being confused at the idea of 4 tracks making an album or that there's a 20+ minute track that ties off the whole thing, but it's all absolutely worth the listen.
Ending up at just over 40 minutes long, 'We Are Still Wild Horses' is a ride that I sat comfortably in and rode ... read more


Damn another 2023 surprise.
I really enjoyed the first LP of him, and was glad to hear a new upcoming artist with it's own proper sound, so I was intrigued when he announced the sophomore.
Today it dropped and it surprised me it's only 4 tracks, man's went full on 70s style with one that's +20 minutes long with long ass psychedelic passages and it's really worth, it's not up there with pink floyd or yes, but it's a really great attempt.
The rest of the tracks are really good too, love the ... read more


The first two tracks really didn’t do much for me and the 21 minute closer has some beautiful moments but the 3rd track(End of the Road) is the only real highlight here.


This album has a super retrospective and well-thought-out narrative. Tomlinson wants and tries to adapt to the norms of modern-day youths and society in general, to the point where it angers him. He ponders what the end of time would be like on our third track "end of the road", realizing that his struggle to fit in and change towards the modern times is a characteristic shared among lots of people, referencing the popularity and revival of the late 20th-century aesthetics in the 4th ... read more




Easy record to listen to, just because of its length. Nice Melodies on the opener "A Cloud", Great Guitar Solo on "Winter Time Blues" with an amazing tone, beautiful acoustic guitar and piano on "End of the Road" with catchy hook, slow & jazzy intro to the 20 minute closing title track filled with some cool flute passages. Maybe the closer could have been cut down to 15 Minutes. Other than that, liking this one.

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Track List

1A Cloud
2Winter Time Blues
3End of the Road
4We Are Still Wild Horses
Total Length: 40 minutes
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Added on: September 29, 2022