Silver Lake - Vic Chesnutt
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  • Summary: The unique singer-songwriter's 11th LP was produced by Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams).
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. While Silver Lake sounds like a Vic Chesnutt album through and through, it's also a better than average introduction to the man's work.
  2. Chesnutt has finally made an album that utilizes the full range offered by lush, fully adorned production to his advantage, accenting the strengths of his songwriting but never jockeying for position with his most distinctive traits.
  3. Silver Lake is filled with quirks and emotions which ensure that it still sounds primarily like a Chesnutt album.
  4. Top to bottom, this may be Chesnutt's best effort since his 1996 disc About to Choke.
  5. His best since 1995s Is The Actor Happy? [May 2003, p.100]
  6. 80
    Full and lush, yet somehow homey and direct. [May 2003, p.97]
  7. 70
    His obvious poetic and melodic gifts have seldom sounded so compelling. [May 2003, p.108]
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  1. kents
    Oct 23, 2005
    9
    strongest work in years...penetrating lyrics as always
  2. oregonl
    Nov 23, 2005
    7
    Great album, Zippy Morocco is so haunting. I very much enjoy listening to it.
  3. SteveM
    Oct 31, 2005
    5
    Bland and lacking energy