Spooked - Robyn Hitchcock
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  • Summary: Gillian Welch guests on Hitchcock's latest solo offering, produced by David Rawlings.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 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.
  2. Overall, it is clear that Hitchcock is having fun creating music with Welch and Rawlings, and that joy comes through in the listening.
  3. 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.
  4. 70
    The acoustic Spooked surveys post-millennial life. [Nov 2004, p.135]
  5. 70
    A collision of Dylanesque surrealism and Bert Janschian finger-picking. [Nov 2004, p.114]
  6. 70
    [An] intimate, woody collection of fractured folk. [Nov 2004, p.120]
  7. Has the hushed intensity of a special occasion.

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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.