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Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Very Good49.49974

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Spin (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he main attraction remains his bristling, zigzag guitar licks, which still astound nearly 40 years on."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[He] consistently imbues his compositions with lyrics and melodies that shimmer with humor and humanism..." -- Grade: A-Uncut (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]e sounds more like a loner -- intense, precise, impervious to fashion -- than ever."Down Beat (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The album's strongest moments are, as usual for Thompson, about as good as rock music gets."Dirty Linen (p.51) - "The album builds to a climax with two amazing rousing songs....There are full novels lurking in the narratives Thompson spins in just a few minutes."No Depression (p.95) - "It's an unflinching, relentless performance through the barbed-wire guitar finale....As for the bittersweet fatalism of the breath-stopping 'Take Care The Road You Choose', it serves to remind that, for all the things Thompson does so well, nobody does this sort of balladry better."49.49974

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Q (11/92, p.141) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...one of the lesser-known delights of Thompson's catalogue...some of the gentlest, most lyrical work of his career..."Musician (4/93, p.92) - "...where else are you gonna hear his formidable guitar chops on classics like `The New Fangled Flogging Reel?'..."Vox (12/92, p.92) - 7 - Very Good - "...a collection of instrumentals featuring his multi-tracked playing on the guitar, the mandolin, mandocello, banjo, dulcimer and more...Toetapping, restful, exquisite..."49.49974

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Spin - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he frantic murder ballad `Sidney Wells' scorches like an arsonist."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n album that flies at you with a velocity that fully vindicates the decision to record it live..."Paste (magazine) - "Thompson unleashes some of the most visceral guitar solos of his career, and DREAM ATTIC stands beside the best efforts in his catalog."Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[DREAM ATTIC] finds him backed by a full electric band and debuting the songs in front of audiences on a brief US tour earlier this year..."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "All these tracks show a man who is unafraid to engage with his own shadow...DREAM ATTIC has a brio that matches any of Thompson's past few studio albums."Uncut (magazine) (p.35) - Ranked #31 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums of 2010" -- "[W]ith a virtuosity that sharpened rather than smothered his ire."39.59979

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Spin - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he frantic murder ballad `Sidney Wells' scorches like an arsonist."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n album that flies at you with a velocity that fully vindicates the decision to record it live..."Paste (magazine) - "Thompson unleashes some of the most visceral guitar solos of his career, and DREAM ATTIC stands beside the best efforts in his catalog."Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[DREAM ATTIC] finds him backed by a full electric band and debuting the songs in front of audiences on a brief US tour earlier this year..."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "All these tracks show a man who is unafraid to engage with his own shadow...DREAM ATTIC has a brio that matches any of Thompson's past few studio albums."Uncut (magazine) (p.35) - Ranked #31 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums of 2010" -- "[W]ith a virtuosity that sharpened rather than smothered his ire."39.59979

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Rolling Stone (3/9/95, p.64) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Over a nearly 30-year career...Richard Thompson has established himself as a guitar virtuoso and extraordinary songwriter. BEAT THE RETREAT contains some energized renditions of his material..."Q (11/94, p.126) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...The range of performers involved here underlines the reach of Thompson's art....BEAT THE RETREAT achieves a continuity of mood that places it above most `tribute' albums..."Dirty Linen (12/94-1/95, p.62) - "...BEAT THE RETREAT shows just how much a great song can ignite the creative spark within even the most mainstream artists..."Option (3-4/95, p.93) - "...does justice to a darkly masterful songwriter and guitarist..."34.96176

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Rolling Stone (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "There are loads of Thompson's revved-up Strat, and the lost-love songs, like 'Another Small Thing in Her Favour' are beautifully bleak."Paste (magazine) - "[M]an, does Music City bleed through the album, leaving a hushed honky-tonk throb with gritty production."34.64981

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"Thompson plays half of this 16-song set acoustically before strapping on his unique Fender Strat." Uncut29.87585

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Thompson's guitar firepower and parched wit are everywhere here....Loving archaeology, in every detail."Entertainment Weekly (p.137) - "[H]e has inhabited a dizzying number of personas...visionary hurdy-gurdy man, molten-hot electric-guitar hero, restless musical explorer, spiritual searcher, comedian." -- Grade: AUncut (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Thompson is an exceptional guitar player, a fine songwriter, and a decent singer. Listening to RT's five discs, you get the sense that the guitar is his true voice."Dirty Linen (p.53) - "[Thompson is] a thoughtful man with rare insights into the human condition who, as it happens, is a pretty fair musician and songwriter, too."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.45) - "The set makes a good case that he is the best guitar player in the world....but it makes an even better case for his songwriting."Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] true bonanza....Wit, pathos, humility and chops enough to sway Jimmy Page. Thompson had -- and still has -- it all."29.69984

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Dirty Linen (pp.57-58) - "[The album] offers explosive glimmers of Thompson's brilliance as an enterprising performer and snappy showman."29.69984

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] welcome historical artefact, but it's also a reminder that Thompson's still on fire, burning as bright as ever."Uncut (magazine) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a real treasure trove....The quality is top notch, especially on a raucous live 1982 Paris Theatre set."29.69984

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Dirty Linen (pp.57-58) - "[The album] offers explosive glimmers of Thompson's brilliance as an enterprising performer and snappy showman."29.69984

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Thompson's guitar firepower and parched wit are everywhere here....Loving archaeology, in every detail."Entertainment Weekly (p.137) - "[H]e has inhabited a dizzying number of personas...visionary hurdy-gurdy man, molten-hot electric-guitar hero, restless musical explorer, spiritual searcher, comedian." -- Grade: AUncut (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Thompson is an exceptional guitar player, a fine songwriter, and a decent singer. Listening to RT's five discs, you get the sense that the guitar is his true voice."Dirty Linen (p.53) - "[Thompson is] a thoughtful man with rare insights into the human condition who, as it happens, is a pretty fair musician and songwriter, too."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.45) - "The set makes a good case that he is the best guitar player in the world....but it makes an even better case for his songwriting."Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] true bonanza....Wit, pathos, humility and chops enough to sway Jimmy Page. Thompson had -- and still has -- it all."29.69984

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Mojo (Publisher) (6/01, p.152) - "...Beguiling performances...celebrating a bucolic English idyll of the mind....Best enjoyed pickled."24.74987

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Uncut (magazine) (p.75) - "It's an intriguing juxtaposition of the crunchy and the smooth....The awesome 'St Anthony's fire', in particular, striking like Richard Thompson fronting Sabbath."0.623885

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Entertainment Weekly (7/10/98, p.77) - "...Her husky, barleycorn voice still sounds luminous, and the tracks include some of ther most heavyhearted ballads....Thankfully, the posthumous guitar and harmony overdubs are fairly unobtrusive." - Rating: B+NME (Magazine) (5/23/98, p.46) - 6 (out of 10) - "...through an amalgamation of Denny's songwriting...and that of her former Fairport Convention partner Richard Thompson, [Denny] demonstrates both the bell-like clarity of her voice and its strength..."0.4456322

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Q (Magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A stirring revival of Richard Thompson's 'Roll Over Vaughan Williams' shows they really can rock..."Uncut (magazine) (p.65) - "[I]t's the traditional arrangements that stand out, a respectful 'Adieu To Old England' and Nick Barber's dashing Morris tune, 'The Skirmish Set'."0.4456322

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Rolling Stone (7/5/01, p.146) - 4.5 out of 5 stars - "...Captures all the intensity that made their work together so gripping, so full of possibility and so impossible to sustain."Spin (p.110) - "[S]eductively bleak..."Q (p.135) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[Richard Thompson] gives full vent to his talent on this dark, brooding album."Q (11/99, p.163) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Folk Albums of All Time - "...confirmed Richard Thompson as the authentic voice of English music....The fearless use of seemingly incompatible instruments...provided a compelling backdrop for Linda's bruised voice and rarely has misery sounded so persuasive."Q (Magazine) (p.123) - "Calling on the services of CWS Silver Band, the title track surely ranks as one of the most joyful tunes ever written about painting the town red at the end of the working week."0.4411533

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Rolling Stone (7/5/01, p.146) - 4.5 out of 5 stars - "...Captures all the intensity that made their work together so gripping, so full of possibility and so impossible to sustain."Spin (p.110) - "[S]eductively bleak..."Q (p.135) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[Richard Thompson] gives full vent to his talent on this dark, brooding album."Q (11/99, p.163) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Folk Albums of All Time - "...confirmed Richard Thompson as the authentic voice of English music....The fearless use of seemingly incompatible instruments...provided a compelling backdrop for Linda's bruised voice and rarely has misery sounded so persuasive."Q (Magazine) (p.123) - "Calling on the services of CWS Silver Band, the title track surely ranks as one of the most joyful tunes ever written about painting the town red at the end of the working week."0.4411533

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Rolling Stone (No. 975, p.74) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[H]is weirdest yet....[Malkmus] wigs out with a bunch of left-field psychedelic-folk ditties... "Spin (pp.104-105) - "[H]is structural influences fold into a signature sound as wholly individual as folk-rock guitar gods Richard Thompson and Johnny Marr." - Grade: BUncut (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "His confidence and vigour suggest Malkmus is happier on the margins of alt.rock than in its spotlight."Magnet (p.101) - "[A] return to his youthful inscrutability....Stylistically diverse, willfully weird and lyrically cryptic..."0.3565057

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Entertainment Weekly (6/17/97, p.68) - "Manning has long been one of indie rock's undervalued treasures, surveying personal pain with devastating insight and stark melodicism....material by such fellow iconoclasts as Richard Thompson and '50s satirist Tom Lehrer show off Manning's considerable interpretive gifts." - Rating: B+Option (7-8/97, p.116) - "...maintains her reign as the queen of indie rock heartbreak....1212 wants to be a concept album, but the lighter, tighter elements are the ones that shine."0.3565057

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Billboard (p.40) - "Arbouretum breathes new life into a long-dormant genre with its melodic flair, the freshness of its approach and the tastefulness of its playing..."Uncut (magazine) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he distorted 'Waxing Crescents' is as satisfyingly unsettling as a metal Aphex Twin. It's powerful stuff..."Uncut (magazine) (p.31) - Ranked #49 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[W]ith elaborate Richard Thompson-esque tunes given an awe-inspiring psychedelic heft."0.3565057

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Uncut (p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Youngs sparks off beautiful harmonies with himself, as on the closing, 16-minute meditation, 'Something Like Air'. A triumph of eloquent simplicity."The Wire (p.68) - "[A] moody soul and his acoustic guitar, and nine songs about air and horses and light and weather....[A] classic in the making..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'I Need The Light' is a fine Richard Thompson-like essay..."0.3565057

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Uncut (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Mixing his own pleasantly, measured songs with choice covers from the pens of lesser-knowns like Richard Farina and Eric Anderson, IF YOU SAW THRO' MY EYES...benefits from renewed association with an inspired Richard Thompson..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "IF YOU SAW THRO' MY EYES tips its hat to The Band and Gram Parsons, while still retaining an oblique Englishness, thanks mainly to Matthews' sweet voice..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.105) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] revelation. Delicate, almost apologetic backing harmonies hover, feather-light, over Matthews' lead vocal..."0.3565057

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Rolling Stone (9/2/99, p.114) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5) - "...Thompson mines the veins that have always replenished him. His melodies recall timeless ballads, while his playing...moves among jazz inventiveness, folk resonance and rock & roll power. He's so deft that his extraordinary originality seems utterly natural..."Spin (9/99, p.193) - 7 out of 10 - "...[Thompson] takes time out to school the neo-roots country crowd...while dipping into his catalog of dysfunctional narratives..."Entertainment Weekly (8/20-27/99, p.128) - "...with a mastery of the [electric guitar] and its vernacular...so complete he pretty much transcends competition..." - Rating: BQ (11/99, p.136) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...vintage bile-spilling Thompson....displays his knack for evocative but non-squirmy songs about adolescence....shows he isn't ready to surrender to market forces just yet."Dirty Linen (10-11/99, p.57) - "...the guitarist's best release in a decade....displays a keen pop sensibility full of distinctive details....a welcome return to form for one of contempoarary music's brightest lights."Mojo (Publisher) (9/99, p.100) - "...With records as good as this, Richard Thompson cements his reputation as a national treasure."0.2673793

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Rolling Stone (3/24/94, p.96) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...boasts the same fervid but stringently unsentimental writing and musicianship that has always distinguished this seminal rocker's best work...."Spin (3/94, p.74) - "...On MIRROR BLUE, Thompson sounds renewed, unfettered, ready for whatever false promises life can send his way....It is Thompson's guitar that sets the stage--restless electric runs like a pack of Tarot cards shuffled in a thunderstorm..."Q (2/94, p.98) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Richard Thompson appears to have hit one of those patches of blue sky that have from time to time marked his 25-year career...."Option (8/94, p.131) - "...Thompson can do no wrong..."Melody Maker (1/15/94, p.29) - "...another sublime album...life affirming..."New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/95, p.C15) - Included on Stephen Holden's list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "...Taut, stinging dramatic monologues..."0.2673793

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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[An] excellent 71-track primer, which also shows the U.K. vet as a world-class songwriter."Spin (p.91) - "Thompson's foghorn baritone gives his songs a medieval gravitas, and the beginning with Fairport's 'Meet on the Ledge,' he has wrestled with the nostalgia and melancholy of adulthood in frank, darkly funny lyrics."Billboard (p.33) - "WALKING ON A WIRE makes for an expansive introduction to an ambitious artist."Q (Magazine) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's expertly selected to showcase his extraordinary way with a song."Pitchfork (Website) - "1991's 'Read About Love' is as vivacious and catchy as any other power-pop song of its era....The set is the closest thing Thompson's got to the career-spanning greatest-hits album he deserves..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Lyrically, Thompson's articulacy and intelligence knows no bounds....Richard Thompson is many men, and you'll find them all across these 71 tracks."0.2673793

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Entertainment Weekly (12/19/03, p.74) - "...[The Blind Boys and their guests join] players like John Medeski [in] turning up the spiritual-blues simmer..." - RAting: A-Dirty Linen (p.49) - "[T]his concert spans the seasons, much like the Blind Boys span the years and bridge the generations. There's a stunning version of 'Amazing Grace'..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/04, p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[H]ere the Blind Boys take on standards such as 'White Christmas' and 'O Come All Ye Faithful' and fashion them into stirring soul sermons."0.1760093

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Q (Magazine) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Her sweet voice, warm Northern inflection and non-dogmatic approach to old music have made her an attractive partner for pop singers over the years, and there are dozens of special guests on these two discs..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he diversions paradoxically allow the full effect of Rusby's own potent vulnerability to emerge with more clarity."0.1760093

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Q (Magazine) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Her sweet voice, warm Northern inflection and non-dogmatic approach to old music have made her an attractive partner for pop singers over the years, and there are dozens of special guests on these two discs..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he diversions paradoxically allow the full effect of Rusby's own potent vulnerability to emerge with more clarity."0.1760093

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Uncut (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he selections...show how British folk was not only a force in its own right but connected to soul, funk, even dub."Record Collector (magazine) (p.105) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music is folk-based, intelligent and imaginatively performed. As an introduction to that era of music it is quite superb..."0.1508651

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