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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
    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.
  5. 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.
  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.