Waiting for the Floods

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Waiting for the Floods
Studio album by
GenreNew wave, post-punk
LabelEMI America
ProducerNick Launay

Waiting for the Floods is the first and only studio album by British new wave band The Armoury Show.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

In his retrospective review, Dan LeRoy of AllMusic praised the album, writing "[Richard] Jobson created an album that, though it went largely unnoticed, outdid Big Country – and nearly every other "big-guitar" band of the time, save U2 – in anthemic power."[1]

Jeffrey X. Martin of Popshifter gave the album a glowing review when it was reissued as a two-disc set in 2013, writing, "Theatrical without being pompous, Waiting For The Floods is Arthurian nationalism at its bravest and most stentorian. You half expect the songs to rise up from the lake, bearing Excalibur."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
1."Castles in Spain"4:35
3."A Feeling"4:36
4."Jungle of Cities" (Omitted from North American releases and 2001 UK reissue)3:48
5."We Can Be Brave Again"3:58
6."Higher Than the World"4:39
Side B
1."The Glory of Love"4:52
2."Waiting for the Floods"5:25
3."A Sense of Freedom"4:00
4."Sleep City Sleep"4:53


The Armoury Show
Additional personnel
  • Paul Fishman – keyboards, programming
  • Billy Currie – violin on "Higher Than the World"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b LeRoy, Dan. "Waiting for the Floods – Armoury Show | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ Martin, Jeffrey X. (29 April 2013). "The Armoury Show, Waiting For The Floods (Reissue)". Popshifter. Retrieved 29 December 2016.

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