CMJ: Triple AAA: "One of last year's gems was David Knopfler's The Giver. Now he's back with "small mercies" the most distinctive and winsome music we've heard this year."
Latest album: small mercies
Hard Report: "David knopfler has put out a fine album that some people are calling "the best album Dire Straits has ever made"
R.A.D: "Like Van Morrison, Knopfler glides between styles with a smooth ease"
Folk and Blues News (USA): "A rare creative gem among the current tidal wave of singer-songwriter releases"
Rolling Stone: "another understated charmer"
Sing Out: "Another fine collection of detailed, touchingly human songs . . he makes beautiful recordings"