Front Parlour Ballads - Richard Thompson

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 100
    May just be the most concise and potent distillation of Thompson's art to date. [Album of the Month, Sep 2005, p.98]
  2. Front Parlor Ballads is built from modest stuff, but the finished product is as strong as anything Thompson has recorded in the past ten years.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. martinb
    Feb 5, 2006
    Usual RT mix of wry lyrics, dark ideas and superb playing.
  2. wx
    Oct 28, 2005
    Glod bless him for just keepin' on and everything. I mean, it's no worse than Fairport Convention. But if I want clever narrative, I've got Elvis Costello, and good licks are a dime a dozen. Tom Verlaine is the guitar genius we should be celebrating. Full Review »
  3. Sordel
    Aug 17, 2005
    Adventurous but, for this artist, underwhelming