Temple Beautiful - Chuck Prophet
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  • Summary: San Francisco, the hometown for the country rock singer-songwriter, was the inspiration behind Chuck Prophet's 10th studio album.
  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Country-Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
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  1. Feb 27, 2012
    90
    It is the details that make Prophet explode.
  2. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    Temple Beautiful is the sound of a mature rock'n'roller continuing to reach for new heights.
  3. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    mately, despite his loftier intentions, this works perfectly well as another excellent Chuck Prophet collection that for most listeners only marginally adheres to its stated concept but is no less impressive because of that.
  4. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    Temple Beautiful is the product you expect from this highly original and creative artist.
  5. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    He never strays outside his comfort zone, but the strongest moments ... have a familiar charm. [April 2012, p.102]
  6. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    Above all it rocks. A hooky, memorable album. [May 2012, p.87]
  7. Mar 2, 2012
    70
    Chuck has made us a fun, tuneful rock 'n' roll record that's both straight from the gut and as wonderfully curved as the city which inspired it.

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  1. May 10, 2012
    8
    This is for the old fans who miss graham parker, who love singer/songwriters with wit and bite and a message. It is a bit like the angryThis is for the old fans who miss graham parker, who love singer/songwriters with wit and bite and a message. It is a bit like the angry elvis costello. The music is literate, it includes many styles, it is imbued with heart, and deserves a greater audience. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    7
    Chuck Prophet known for his activity in the group Green on Red in the '80 decided to release an album dedicated to the family San FranciscoChuck Prophet known for his activity in the group Green on Red in the '80 decided to release an album dedicated to the family San Francisco and I must admit that he did it with style. The album is very melodic, it is full of distinctive add-ons in foreground like mini-solo's of instruments or vocals - the whole album is maintained in carefree atmosphere that lets you enjoy the songs. Among the alternative sounds also you can find accents such as the classic "Museum of Broken Hearts," blues "Willie Mays Is Up At Bat" or referring to the country "I Felt Like Jesus". Expand