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  • Summary: Gillian Welch guests on Hitchcock's latest solo offering, produced by David Rawlings.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Spooked is a perfect example of an artist maturing in the right manner at the right time.
  2. Hitchcock deals with present-day anxiety whimsically rather than specifically, while Rawlings and Welch provide an uncharacteristic but fitting mise en scene with their solemn plucking and barely suggested grooves, which function much like the shadowy cross-hatching you see in Edward Gorey’s drawings.
  3. References to fungus and food abound, but wrapped in the wooly blankets of Rawlings' signature picking and Welch's winsome harmonies, they take on a fireplace warmth that renders them amiably nostalgic rather than blatantly surreal.
  4. Mojo
    A collision of Dylanesque surrealism and Bert Janschian finger-picking. [Nov 2004, p.114]
  5. Blender
    The acoustic Spooked surveys post-millennial life. [Nov 2004, p.135]
  6. Welch and Rawlings' contributions are subtle but vital, making Spooked sound richer than last year's disappointing Luxor.
  7. Rolling Stone
    It's about as country-soulful as an old British indie guy can get. [28 Oct 2004, p.103]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Oct 24, 2011
    Spooked may not be his best but it is still very renjoyable much like 99% of his work, let's face it he is one of the most underratedSpooked may not be his best but it is still very renjoyable much like 99% of his work, let's face it he is one of the most underrated performer of the last thousand years(ok twenty five or so) The person who said he sucked needs a eardrum transplant! Expand
  2. jason
    Jan 14, 2005
    Both hushed and adventurous. Luminous vocals, ripe guitars, and dusky lyrics. I will listen to this album for the rest of my life.
  3. robynsucks
    Nov 15, 2006
    this is SO bad!
    Mar 29, 2007
    Yep Roc continues to be the worst label on planet earth.