Electric - Richard Thompson
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  • Summary: The British folk rock guitarist's latest solo release was produced by Buddy Miller and includes guest appearances by Alison Krauss and Siobhan Maher Kennedy.
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  1. Feb 6, 2013
    90
    It's a vibrant set with a live feel, alternating between rowdy folk-rockers and some of Thompson's most poignant ballads. [Mar 2013, p.77]
  2. Redemption by plucked string. Buddy Miller produces analogically.
  3. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    As good as the songs are, the distinguishing characteristic of Electric is its atmosphere, how the music jumps and breathes, how Miller has given Thompson his liveliest album in years and, on just sheer sonic terms, his best in a while, too.
  4. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    The songs on Electric are given more opportunity to breathe and worm their way into our hearts.
  5. Feb 5, 2013
    73
    Man, does Music City bleed through the album, leaving a hushed honky-tonk throb with gritty production.
  6. Feb 5, 2013
    70
    The thrills are few, but the excellence is undeniable.
  7. Feb 8, 2013
    60
    Electric is a first-class showcase for Thompson's spine-tingling solos but not the consistent song collection that was 2010's Dream Attic. [Mar 2013, p.110]

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