North Star Deserter - Vic Chesnutt
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  • Summary: The latest album includes guest appearances by Constellation artists A Silver Mt. Zion, members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Fugazi's Guy Picciotto.
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  1. North Start Deserter, however, is in a class of its own.
  2. It’s one of the richest and most satisfying of his storied career.
  3. The [guest] musicians have the good sense to know when to let Chesnutt's dry-leaf vocals and muted acoustic guitar carry the songs, and when to swell up and bring heightened Gothic intensity to the feelings of melancholy and dread. [Oct 2007, p.55]
  4. North Star Deserter is serious music, and commands a certain amount of attention.
  5. North Star Deserter marks Chesnutt's eleventh full-length and proves he still knows how to craft a masterpiece. [Fall 2007, p.78]
  6. The more succinct songs on North Star Deserter sound like a return to the dark woods after years in the city.
  7. As ever, North Star Deserter doesn't pull many punches, with the bare-boned 'Warm' making the starkest of openers. [Oct 2007, p.94]

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  1. BrandonM.
    Oct 20, 2007
    10
    Brilliant album from Vic. He has a talented pool of musicians here backing him up, but it's his lyrics that shine here. Definitely his best thus far this decade. Expand