Front Parlour Ballads - Richard Thompson
Metascore
75

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
7.7

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
    9
    Usual RT mix of wry lyrics, dark ideas and superb playing.
  2. wx
    Oct 28, 2005
    5
    Glod bless him for just keepin' on and everything. I mean, it's no worse than Fairport Convention. But if I want clever narrative, 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
    7
    Adventurous but, for this artist, underwhelming