Sweet Warrior - Richard Thompson
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  • Summary: The famed guitarist and one-time Fairport Convention member reverts to plugged-in form for his latest collection of originals.
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  1. This is one of the most brilliantly gloomy albums in his long career.
  2. The guy's a six-string hero whose artistic sweep runs from plangent ballads to fiery barnstormers to, well, a heap of engaging styles in between. [1 Jun 2007, p.69]
  3. The tightness of Thompson's compositions grounds the explosive, whimsical meandering of his improvs; Sweet Warrior, and "Guns Are The Tongues" in particular, captures that glory as well as anything else from this century.
  4. If you’re a lapsed Dickhead, Sweet Warrior would make for a great reintroduction to Richard Thompson. Likewise, should you require only one RT album per decade, this disc may well stand as his best of the 2000s.
  5. Sweet Warrior finds him spinning epic yarns instead of heroic solos.
  6. Even when Mr. Thompson uses his caustic wit for laughs, the songs on “Sweet Warrior” hold a tension and vehemence that make their bitterness linger.

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