RICHARD THOMPSON: Sweet Warrior (Proper Records)

Richard Thompson’s peculiar genius is rooted in his utter refusal to ever make any artistic concessions.

16th June, 2007

Richard Thompson’s peculiar genius is rooted in his utter refusal to ever make any artistic concessions.

He has never simplified his songwriting, nor contemplated dumbing down his lyrical themes, nor tried to turn his baleful baritone into something a little more radio-friendly.

There aren’t many artists as dependably brilliant as Thompson - and if that makes him sound predictable or staid, rest assured he’s anything but.

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