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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. If Dream Attic is any indication, recording studios may soon be as irrelevant to Richard Thompson's career as big record companies are.
  2. Thompson's playing is as fierce as ever, and his band (which includes multi-instrumentalist Pete Zorn) are tight and focused in this setting. Too bad, then, that the songs feel more like Thompson treading water, snipping bits and pieces of past favorites--a guitar solo here, a vocal sneer there--into new songs that lack personality.
  3. While you'd hope there is some post-concert studio enhancement afoot, the result is in effect an overly basic live album of new songs. [Oct 2010, p.120]
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  1. Nov 23, 2010
    8
    Not his best album by far but the musicianship is excellent as usual and I like the clean, unpolished sound of this recording. Itd be nice ifNot his best album by far but the musicianship is excellent as usual and I like the clean, unpolished sound of this recording. Itd be nice if RT could go back and rerecord some of his 90s records (which had better songs but were overproduced) in this format. Full Review »