Ghetto Bells

  • Record Label: New West
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2005
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Proves alluring even when the tunes are undercooked.
  2. Ghetto Bells finds Chesnutt running the gauntlet -- string-laden balladry, desert folk-rock, thumb-piano noodling.
  3. Spin
    42
    His mildewy folk rock is dourly impenetrable. [Apr 2005, p.108]
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BrandonM
    Jun 11, 2005
    9
    An impressive and more focused follow-up to Silver Lake, Chesnutt give his listeners what they crave.
  2. WayneB
    Apr 23, 2005
    8
    A most impressive follow-up to his New West debut, 2003's Silverlake. Van Dyke Parks string arrangements and Bill Frisell's "fret A most impressive follow-up to his New West debut, 2003's Silverlake. Van Dyke Parks string arrangements and Bill Frisell's "fret magic" seem to naturally compliment the songwriting on Vic's ninth release of his illustrious career... Full Review »