Dream Attic - Richard Thompson

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. Thompson's never been less than inspiring in concert, but here his singing seems especially urgent, while a few of his guitar leaps will leave you shaking your head in wonderment.
  2. Coincidental or not, the [live] setting opens things up considerably for Thompson the guitarist, his songs gaining an immediacy and intensity that sometimes gets refined away in his sometimes too-careful studio recordings.
  3. Though devoid of wobbly notes and feedback echos, Thompson unleashes some of the most visceral guitar solos of his career, and Dream Attic stands beside the best efforts in his catalog.
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  1. Nov 23, 2010
    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 if RT could go back and rerecord some of his 90s records (which had better songs but were overproduced) in this format. Full Review »