Enjoyed this album alot. I have a Knopfler fan for years so my review has a pre existing bias. The music is excellent and struck me as natural not forced or hit seeking.
I have always been touched by Mark's lyrics over his career. This album is no different. Loss, longing, desparation, joy, nostalgia and drinkin'. I find I have always been inspired to research or read on at least one topic after listening to an MK album. (Sonny Liston, Barbary Coast, collier history, Mason Dixon...) That on its own is enough to keep me coming back for more.