• Record Label: New West
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2003

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. While Silver Lake sounds like a Vic Chesnutt album through and through, it's also a better than average introduction to the man's work.
  2. Chesnutt has finally made an album that utilizes the full range offered by lush, fully adorned production to his advantage, accenting the strengths of his songwriting but never jockeying for position with his most distinctive traits.
  3. Q Magazine
    His best since 1995s Is The Actor Happy? [May 2003, p.100]
  4. Silver Lake is filled with quirks and emotions which ensure that it still sounds primarily like a Chesnutt album.
  5. Top to bottom, this may be Chesnutt's best effort since his 1996 disc About to Choke.
  6. Mojo
    Full and lush, yet somehow homey and direct. [May 2003, p.97]
  7. Uncut
    His obvious poetic and melodic gifts have seldom sounded so compelling. [May 2003, p.108]

Awards & Rankings

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. oregonl
    Nov 23, 2005
    Great album, Zippy Morocco is so haunting. I very much enjoy listening to it.
  2. SteveM
    Oct 31, 2005
    Bland and lacking energy
  3. kents
    Oct 23, 2005
    strongest work in years...penetrating lyrics as always