U.S-born songwriter Vic Chesnutt's legacy is still very much alive and kicking. Silver Lake is one of the most impressive of his whopping 17-album-large repertoire. Initially released in 2003, the full-length perfectly encapsulates a witty vision of America in Chesnutt's pleasant indie-folk.
Vinyl Double LP £25.99 NW5191
180g vinyl reissue 2LP on New West. Features four bonus tracks from a ‘Silver Lake’ demo disc.
- Includes download code
9/10 Jack 25th June 2017
I'll start by admitting that I am extremely partial to this guy, and I consider most of his work, over the years, singular, innovative because it never stops exploring, and captivating. More so than most people doing folk, alt rock or country, or Americana. Silver Lake is probably one of my favourite Chesnutts of all time. The melodies and their arrangements are beautifully crafted and performed, his lyric range and imagery closer to poets than songwriters, and his singing courageously vulnerable and heart-strong.
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