The Old Kit Bag - Richard Thompson
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The writing is just as rueful, darkly romantic, and exuberant as it's ever been. [16 May 2003, p.72]
  2. Thompson is more comfortable than ever with his musical abilities and songwriting craft, and you hear the experience and the confidence on every track.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. EricV
    Dec 2, 2004
    10
    Awesome CD - RT singing better than ever - Judith Owen excellent backing vocals - Danny Thompson's bass pound the beat. And the guitar - why did he not play like this on other CDs - he would be the king of the axe if he did! Full Review »
  2. mikev
    May 29, 2003
    10
    the old master comes through with a power trio model...
  3. IanG
    May 28, 2003
    8
    A Love You Can't Survive alone raises this cd above the norm. Thompson's most mature vocals ever, with his usual, maybe too restrained, guitar virtuosity. Full Review »