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  • Record Label: Razor & Tie
  • Genre(s): Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 6, 2011
    90
    Demons makes it clear that Chesnutt's dark and solemn songwriting is naturally suited for a band like Cowboy Junkies, and should go a long way toward furthering Chesnutt's own legacy.
  2. Apr 6, 2011
    80
    This album more than does him [Vic Chesnutt] justice. [Apr 2011, p.98]
  3. Apr 1, 2011
    70
    At times, the extra grit quotient in Chesnutt's songs seems in turn to inspire a tougher approach on the part of the Junkies, but more often, the late songwriter's quirky, agreeably crooked structures are given a fulsome, flowing quality that would probably never even have occurred to Chesnutt as a possibility.
  4. Apr 1, 2011
    60
    The music of the late Vic Chesnutt radiated black humor, ragged charm and a vulnerability that was often alarming. Cowboy Junkies successfully retain those qualities on Demons, a collection of Chesnutt covers that sets his striking lyrics against coiled guitars and baleful church organs.
  5. Apr 1, 2011
    60
    Sonically, Demons has a lot in common with Renmin Park, although this disc feels a bit more produced. It's a touching tribute, to be sure, but we wish they'd left a few more of the rough edges in this time.
  6. Apr 13, 2011
    60
    It's no disrespect to Chesnutt to observer that his songs sound better sung by Margo Timmins--the same could be said about anyone. [Mar 2011, p.86]
  7. 60
    The album is the second in the four-volume Nomad series and the Cowboy Junkies said they felt they owed Chesnutt something. They have paid their debt in handsome fashion.