REVIEWS FOR AT THE CUT

Chesnutt put out his first solo album 19 years ago, yet At The Cut’s jarringly personal songs hit new peaks…Lyrically, Chesnutt has converted his psyche into something between a short-story collection and the final act of King Lear. The band’s dynamics flex toward both terrifying (“Coward,” “When The Bottom Fell Out”) and weirdly pleasant interrogations of Chesnutt and his memories.
THE ONION A/V CLUB  -  rating: A
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One of this year’s best works…profound success.
WASHINGTON POST EXPRESS
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Reprising the underground all-star lineup from Chesnutt’s 2007 opus North Star Deserter yields similar results…he can still get at the ick of life with passion. Plus, it’s great to hear Picciotto’s guitar again.
SPIN
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Vic Chesnutt appears to have found a backing band that suits him perfectly. This is the most fully charged and emotionally potent music of Chesnutt’s career. It’s been a long time coming, but Chesnutt might finally get the due a man of his talents deserves.
STEREO SUBVERSION
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At the Cut reunites Vic Chesnutt with several of the collaborators who helped make his extraordinary 2007 album, North Star Deserter, and while you can’t force lightning to strike twice in the same place, Chesnutt and this group of gifted musicians have managed to create something similarly powerful and affecting that also has a personality of its own.
ALLMUSIC
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As pretty as a Sunday drive along the B-roads of the American south in places, the sunshine never lasts long in Chesnutt’s world. At the Cut sees him in torn, perplexed and wonderfully articulate form.
BBC ONLINE
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Soulful, stirring…At the Cut intangibly surpasses its predecessor with its unrestrained urgency and intuitive calm…startlingly inspiring.
EXCLAIM!
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An affecting and moving set of songs that mostly plays to Chesnutt’s strengths as a musician and lyricist. While its inclusions offer numerous parallels to Chesnutt’s back catalog, rarely have his songs sounded so unflinching.
SPECTRUM CULTURE
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At the top of his game here…continues the style shift started on North Star Deserter…
CULTURE CATCH
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At The Cut is a record of overt honesty – it’s raw and uncompromising but never once forceful and it cements Vic Chesnutt as one of the most important and overlooked artists of the last 20 years. It’s endearing, it’s charming and it’s raw to the nth degree – unadulterated brilliance.
BEARDED
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