West of Rome

Vic Chesnutt - West of Rome
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1991 Ratings: #73 / 465
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Based on 16 ratings
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January 1, 1991 / Release Date
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Doofy
80

'West of Rome' is instantly a shade more warm and fleshed out than the debut 'Little', and there's even some hints of variety (the ramshackle 'Steve Willoughby' must have been a big influence on the Lambchop debut).

'Sponge' gets damn close to rocking out in a J.Mascis fashion but the most bare bones tunes still suit Vic the best here; the title track is proto-Sparklehorse and 'Miss Mary' is undiluted trad folk that provides a platform for an intense vocal outpouring.

NR

Simple & magical

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Added on: October 24, 2013