"Berlin isn't the sound of a band growing old gracefully or coasting along on their back catalogue. No, it's an angry record drawn in good part from their last studio record Travels in the Dustland and drawing on other songs from their well that fit the mood of controlled anger. That's impressive for a band that's been around since 1988, you can feel the indignation from the opening of 'Rainmaker Blues' it's as muscular and as seething as they've ever sounded"
- Americana UK - (8/10)
"Berlin is a wonderful instant classic, a cornerstone of modern American music."
- Onda Rock, Italy - (9/10)
"From the first sound of [Berlin] opener "Rainmaker Blues" to the final cymbal crash of the twelve-minute masterpiece "Grand Theft Auto," the long wait was worth it."
Laut, DE - (4/5)
"Berlin was recorded on July 14, 2012 at Berlin's C-Club. In addition to pieces from the current album Travels In the Dustland, the set list includes various classics that are always played at the band's concerts. These include "The Light Will Stay On" (1996), "Bordertown" (1994) and "Jack Candy" and "Grand Theft Auto" (1993). So Berlin isn't just a live album, but in a certain way also a best of album, a snapshot that stands for many moments of The Walkabouts. The mood is good, the interplay is smooth, and the sound is adequate. Occasionally you catch yourself forgetting that this is a live recording, it all sounds so homey. That's the art of The Walkabouts - they play their music as something big in the family setting. The artwork has something nostalgic about it. And so the last releases (album, DVD review, live CD) seem a bit like a long, slow farewell with a view to the inevitable approach of the 30th band anniversary (in 2014). Then everything that remains would be done."
- Kristin Krauss, Hooked on Music