Teddy Thompson - Teddy Thompson
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  1. Ten confident and smart folk-pop tunes filled with fetching hooks and engaging melodies perfectly suited to his warm, winsome voice.
  2. 80
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a prettier set of songs about love and disappointment than the ones that grace Teddy Thompson's self-titled debut.
  3. 70
    Teddy Thompson is able to distinguish himself from the crowd on his self-titled debut. Not all the way through, mind you: he has his moments of tedium like any other. But when he has his mojo working, it's not to be missed.
  4. Teddy Thompson, son of veteran singer-songwriter Richard Thompson, avoids the tracks laid out on his father's Celtic-tinged, guitar-centered folk rock and instead mines a pop-lite style framed in a gentle vibe.... Surprisingly, the results are better than one might expect.
  5. As a vocalist, Teddy Thompson isn't pushing too hard at the passion meter; at best, his singing rarely heats up past lukewarm. As a songwriter, however, he can generate some burn...
  6. The son of Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson has genetics on his side, with a powerful voice and, in his best moments, the songwriting skills to match his heritage. Too bad, then, that his debut feels so tentative.
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  1. DaveS
    Nov 15, 2005
    9
    Just great
  2. AlanH.
    Aug 24, 2002
    8
    Forget some of the sniffier 'professional' critics this is an excellent well written first album that is well worth adding to your Forget some of the sniffier 'professional' critics this is an excellent well written first album that is well worth adding to your collection - and playing on a regular basis. Expand