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Thursday, January 10 2013

Listening Ahead: Anticipated Early 2013 Releases

In lieu of our regular monthly overview, this edition of “Listening Ahead” offers up an early 2013 preview with sneak peaks of some of the best and most intriguing albums that the coming months have to offer.


Sunday, February 6 2011

Inside the Dream Attic: A Conversation with Richard Thompson

Stuart Henderson talks with the living legend about his songwriting methods, his political frustrations, and what makes him such a great guitarist.


Wednesday, December 12 2007

The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2007

What unites these artists is an individual presence -- a voice -- that is powerful enough to carry an entire album without retreating to the cozy confines of a band.


Reviews

Sunday, February 3 2013

Richard Thompson: Electric

With expressive songs and boisterous clamour, Electric is a taster for much of the styles and musical ground that Thompson has covered throughout his career, and then some.


Monday, April 30 2012

The Futureheads: Rant

The Futureheads release an entire album of original songs and cover songs re-worked as a cappella arrangements... and it works.


Sunday, August 29 2010

Richard Thompson: Dream Attic

After 40-plus years, one question remains: Is Richard Thompson just too good?


Thursday, August 13 2009

Richard Thompson: Walking on a Wire: Richard Thompson (1968-2009)

It took long enough, but there's finally a great way to sample Richard Thompson's long and prolific career.


Tuesday, June 12 2007

Richard Thompson: Sweet Warrior

The understated guitar god and top-notch songwriter returns with an excellent album of wry rockers, Brit-folk ballads, and protest songs.


News

Tuesday, March 26 2013

Richard Thompson: Innovation in, Nostalgia Out

CHICAGO — Again Richard Thompson makes the case with his latest album, “Electric” (New West): He belongs with Bob Dylan, Neil Young and a handful of


Saturday, July 4 2009

Guitar legend Richard Thompson takes requests

In the pantheon of British guitarists, Richard Thompson ranks right up there with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. As a songwriter, his tunes have been


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