Time (The Revelator) - Gillian Welch
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Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the third album for the California native. David Rawlings has replaced T-Bone Burnett as producer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    Welch and longtime partner David Rawlings weave a spellbinding mix of desperation and salvation across this album's 10 tracks. [#52, p.111]
  2. 100
    This is a profoundly good record. [Nov 2001, p.102]
  3. Ironically, while this is Welch's quietest album, with nary a drum or electric instrument in earshot, it's even closer to the spiritual vicinity of rock.
  4. It's gloriously dark and downbeat stuff. [Nov 2001, p.130]
  5. Welch has become a notable talent on that long, rootsy highway, and she and Rawlings have fashioned their own unique sound.
  6. Welch and Rawlings are at the top of their form and continue to make the best Americana recordings without resorting to drenching their albums in guest stars, but by writing and performing heartfelt songs that speak with a clear and undeniable honesty.
  7. 50
    Unlike her major-label LPs, this is a stringently stripped-down, dark-side-of-the-mountain album that's near impossible to cozy up with. [Oct 2001, p.131]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jun 26, 2011
    Breathtaking. Not sure there's another word that appropriately captures the beauty here. Welch and Rawlings sprinkle sparsely compelling instrumentation around simple yet lush melodies that communicate a depth of pain and feeling in specific (yet abstract) time and space that few artists ever approach and far fewer still ever reach. Expand

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