Mirror Blue Despite the adoration of critics and fellow musicians, Thompson somehow eludes mainstream fame. The British folk-rocker's trademarks -- deft guitar licks, gallows-humor lyrics, and musical… Mirror Blue Despite the adoration of critics and fellow musicians, Thompson somehow eludes mainstream fame. The British folk-rocker's trademarks -- deft guitar licks, gallows-humor lyrics, and musical… Richard Thompson Folk
Music Review

Mirror Blue

EW's GRADE
A

Details Lead Performance: Richard Thompson; Genre: Folk

Despite the adoration of critics and fellow musicians, Thompson somehow eludes mainstream fame. The British folk-rocker's trademarks -- deft guitar licks, gallows-humor lyrics, and musical roots ranging from Celtic to Cajun -- continue to thrill on this latest effort, which includes both the rollicking tunes and the plaintive ballads at which he is equally proficient. Mirror Blue (Capitol) probably won't be his breakthrough album, but it should satisfy old fans and intrigue some new ones. A

Originally posted Feb 11, 1994 Published in issue #209 Feb 11, 1994 Order article reprints