Dream Attic - Richard Thompson
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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 if RT could go back and rerecord some of his 90s records (which had better songs but were overproduced) in this format.
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  1. Like most live albums, Dream Attic is more about the playing than the material, which is a bit different from the way a new Richard Thompson set works, but when it captures a band this good playing with this authority, that's hardly anything to fret about.
  2. If Dream Attic is any indication, recording studios may soon be as irrelevant to Richard Thompson's career as big record companies are.
  3. 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.