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Richard Thompson


Solo album number fourteen from the English folk rock musician recorded in Nashville and produced by Buddy Miller

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    With Richard Thompson it's all about gradations of excellence, and Electric is near the top of the scale
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    It's classic Thompson, packed with bleak stories of male failings, usually with a woman involved
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    His liveliest album in years and, on just sheer sonic terms, his best in a while
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It's up there with his best. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Blurt

    Master class songwriting, deeply felt singing and guitar work that's elegant, incendiary and absolutely original
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  6. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Electric finds Richard Thompson at his most stripped-down and potent
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  7. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The droll songs evoke time, personality and place without surrendering to the mulish depredations of amplification
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  8. 8.0 |   music OMH

    In its creation of something towering from fundamental, basic elements, it is alchemical
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  9. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Thompson remains a singular talent, whose knowledge of British tradition continues to colour his music
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  10. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Thompson hoists his legendary storytelling and drops it into a pair of Levis outfitted with fashionable holsters
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  11. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Strong melodies and ripping solos constantly feature; themselves hallmarks of one of the finest guitar players to come out of Britain
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  12. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    A fairly solid and consistent addition to the impressive and otherworldly canon of Richard Thompson
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  13. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The thrills are few, but the excellence is undeniable
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  14. 7.0 |   BBC

    Thompson’s classic folk rock formula is revived once more, and his frequent guitar solos are as sour as his lyrical wit
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  15. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    There are good songs and not so good songs on Electric
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  16. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Thompson plugged in at the Nashville home studio of Robert Plant producer Buddy Miller, who adds rhythm guitar
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  17. 6.0 |   Q

    A first-class showcase for Thompson's spine-tingling solos but not the consistent song collection that was 2010's Dream Attic. Print edition only

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  • 1. Stony Ground N/A
  • 2. Salford Sunday N/A
  • 3. Sally B N/A
  • 4. Stuck On THe Treadmill N/A
  • 5. My Enemy N/A
  • 6. Good Things Happen To Bad People N/A
  • 7. Where's Home ? N/A
  • 8. Another Small Thing In Her Favour N/A
  • 9. Straight And Narrow N/A
  • 10. The Snow Goose N/A
  • 11. Saving The Good Stuff For You N/A
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