How to Become Clairvoyant - Robbie Robertson
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  • Summary: The former Band guitarist returns with an album that looks back on his five-decade long career, featuring guests such as Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Tom Morello and Trent Reznor.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Apr 15, 2011
    82
    The set is an enveloping mix of melody, mood and texture that speaks to Robertson's triple-threat virtues as a performer, composer and producer.
  2. Apr 4, 2011
    80
    How to Become Clairvoyant is Robertson's first record in more than a decade and a return to the ambitious aural cinema and textural explorations of 1987's Robbie Robertson and 1991's Storyville.
  3. 80
    Robertson recruited heavyweights such as Steve Winwood, bassist Pino Palladino and co-producer Marius de Vries to record twelve tracks that wade in soulful atmospheric moods and personal lyrical introspection on this generally inspired comeback.
  4. Apr 5, 2011
    65
    With Peter Wolf and Robert Plant out making records that push the needle in the revered oldster lane, Robertson and his famous friends could easily have taken more names.
  5. May 18, 2011
    60
    Robertson sings each with a parched intimacy that seems unaffected by the passing of time. [May 2011, p.111]
  6. Apr 13, 2011
    60
    Much of the rest, alas, suggests a gift not for clairvoyance but invisibility. [May 2011, p.94]
  7. May 31, 2011
    40
    Tasteful and muted, it's one for the connoisseur, not the casual fan. [Jun 2011, p.120]

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  1. Apr 30, 2011
    8
    I can't believe that a month after its release, I'm the first to review this album. I'll simply say this â