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Nothing Important

Richard Dawson - Nothing Important
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Based on 7 reviews
2014 Ratings: #127 / 1038
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Based on 57 ratings
2014 Ratings: #148
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An album entitled "Nothing Important", a bearded musician with a catchy name wearing beautiful checkered shirts, who allows himself to make 16-minute songs by abusing both his vocal and guitar strings...

With such an introduction, it's not easy to convince you to look at this Richard Dawson album. However, as soon as you get caught up in it, it's hard to listen to other things because this universe is so fascinating. Richard Dawson is a Newcastle musician, active since 2007 both ... read more


A disgustingly inward look at what is going on in Richard Dawson's mind.

There's always some new tragedy waiting to strike, just hiding round the corner. We see new ones each day on the news and in our safe homes, behind our screens we often forget the tangible hurt that is caused every single time. Nothing Important remembers. It remembers fathers and uncles and grandads. Brothers and mothers and those that are barely even with us. It sees old memories, once painted in beautiful hues, now ... read more


English experimentalist songwriter Richard Dawson is a brave man. Sure, it needs courage to take a pedal-driven acoustic guitar alone to accompany his oddball vocal compositions, and the fact that he is doing it for quite some time now only proves his downright bravery and artistic ambition. By stretching folk music's standards and taking genre's conventions to its limit, Dawson arrives at a pivotal point of his career with the polarizing Nothing Important. Although this may be called 'simple' ... read more

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Track List

1Judas Iscariot
2Nothing Important
3The Vile Stuff
4Doubting Thomas
Total Length: 44 minutes

Year End Lists

#2/The Wire
#28/Time Out London
#69/Crack Magazine

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Added on: October 31, 2014