Vic Chesnutt - Silver Lake


New West Records



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Total download size: 1.5 GB Total play length: 1:18:45
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Count on two things: Vic Chesnutt will approach any topic, from the delicate to the mundane, from an unexpected angle. And with an incisive eye and razor wit, he will always cut straight to the heart of the matter. He does so to great effect on Silver Lake, giving equal weight to the tender affirmation of "In My Way, Yes" and the scathing self-critique of "Styrofoam," and applying his delightfully odd spin to the standard love story on both "Band Camp" (a funny, nostalgic tale of romance in the high school horn section) and the Brian Wilson homage "Fa-La-La" (a saga of unanswered longing that's set in a hospital). Chesnutt's idiosyncratic quaver and nylon-string strum are abetted throughout by generous rock and soul arrangements, all of which were pristinely recorded by Daniel Lanois protege Mark Howard (who also produced Lucinda Williams's World Without Tears). Top to bottom, this may be Chesnutt's best effort since his 1996 disc About to Choke. --Anders Smith Lindall

I'm Through
Stay Inside
Band Camp
Girls Say
2nd Floor
Zippy Morocco
Sultan, So Mighty
Wren's Nest
In my Way, Yes
Stay Inside
Girls Say
Band Camp
Aunt Avis

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