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REVIEW: LOUDER THAN WAR - Richard Thompson ELECTRIC
2/10/2013 (updated 3/1/2013)

Richard Thompson: Electric – album review

The former Fairport Convention man releases another classic album, one that helps to cement his position as one of the most respected musicians making music in the world today.

Thompson has four strings to his bow: namely, as guitarist, singer, songwriter and lyricist (trust me, the last two do not always go together). Whilst there are numerous people who do one or two of those well, he does all four with style. There’s no shortage of people making ‘roots’ records, drawing on folk, country, blues and rock’n’roll, but there’s something of the je ne sais quoi about Richard Thompson. He makes it seem so easy and effortless, but there’s few who can touch him. It never feels like something worthy, that you want to admire, but can’t like.

Ed Jupp, Louder Than War

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