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REVIEW: NOW - Richard Thompson - ELECTRIC
3/11/2013

Richard Thompson: Electric!

Regularly swinging between acoustic and electric guitar albums, Richard Thompson opts for the latter on his newest, a vigorous 11-song collection that keeps the lyrics and melodies straightforward, allowing the complexity and uniqueness of his guitar-playing to burst through.

This is the English folk. He moves through many moods - frustration, wistful bitterness, lusty longing - while the songwriting stays utterly sturdy. If you haven’t come for the six-string antics, you’ll find plenty to love in the singalong melodies and down-to-earth storytelling.

Carla Gillis, NOW

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