Richard Thompson - Electric
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2013 Ratings: #150 / 958
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Based on 9 ratings
February 5, 2013 / Release Date
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New West / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

Despite being stripped down and potent, Thompson and his band are able to conjure a range of moods, atmospheres and impressions.

73
Paste

After Electric, we now know Thompson can shave a little polish in favor of a lukewarm beer and get along just as well. 

70
PopMatters

For an artist that is at the age that Thompson is, Electric mostly proves that he is still a vital and non-expendable force in the music world. 

70
Consequence of Sound

The overriding feel of the album is one of attack although conscious maybe that light and shade is always to be found within the Thompson palette, there are gentler, reflective songs here like the dryly regretful “Salford Sunday” and the tender, self-searching “The Snow Goose”. 

Doofy
72
A hard rocking effort from Thompson with some of his highest tier lead guitar work.

As is the way with the man there’s a few stodgier compositions here that hold the album back ever so slightly, but all things considered it’s still one of his best.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. Stony Ground
  2. Salford Sunday
  3. Sally B
  4. Stuck On The Treadmill
  5. My Enemy
  6. Good Things Happen To Bad People
  7. Where's Home?
  8. Another Small Thing In Her Favour
  9. Straight And Narrow
  10. The Snow Goose
  11. Saving The Good Stuff For You
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Added on: February 4, 2013