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Stereogum Sessions

Watch Richard Thompson’s Stereogum Session & Stream His New Album 13 Rivers

Richard Thompson is about to release his 19th solo album, 13 Rivers, and the British singer-songwriter recently came by the Stereogum offices in New York…
Sara Nuta | September 6, 2018 - 1:37 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

When you break it down, Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" is a pretty strange song. It's got a singalong hook, but it's an almost…
Nate Patrin | June 15, 2017 - 3:54 pm


Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm

More Richard Thompson stories


Richard Thompson – “My Rock, My Rope”

Richard Thompson's new album, 13 Rivers, will be out next month. The album follows Thompson's 2015 release, Still, which was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 29, 2018 - 10:19 am

Richard Thompson – “The Storm Won’t Come” & “Bones Of Gilead”

Three years ago, the legendary British folk guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson released Still, an album produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. He's back this year…
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2018 - 10:51 am

Watch Lenny Kaye, Will Sheff, Lee Ranaldo, & Richard Thompson Cover Leonard Cohen Songs In Brooklyn

Music Hall Of Williamsburg hosted a celebration of Leonard Cohen's life last night, featuring performances from Lenny Kaye, Will Sheff, Lee Ranaldo, and Richard Thompson.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 25, 2017 - 1:18 pm

Best Covers

Sleater-Kinney’s 10 Best Cover Songs

Last year Sleater-Kinney put a period on their world-shaking, band-revitalizing 2015 with a nearly weeklong victory lap across some of New York's finest venues. (They…
Michael Tedder | January 18, 2016 - 10:31 am

Watch Richard Thompson Perform A New Song & An Old Song On Conan

Richard Thompson can write a tale of wayward romance like no other, and "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" features two of his most well-known, tragic characters.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 20, 2015 - 10:34 am

Hear Marc Maron Interview Richard Thompson And Lemmy Kilmister On WTF

The subjects of our two most recent Counting Down features -- in which we provided a detailed breakdown and ranking of a musician's discography --…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 3, 2015 - 11:44 am

Counting Down

Richard Thompson Albums From Worst To Best

For four decades, the great British songwriter Richard Thompson has puzzled and enchanted, menaced and soothed, and remained an enigma far too slippery to attract…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | August 27, 2015 - 10:51 am

Stream Richard Thompson Still

British singer-songwriter Richard Thompson has put out 25 records in the past five decades, and that's without counting his live albums or collaborative LPs. Just…
Grace Birnstengel | June 8, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Richard Thompson – “Broken Doll”

Singer-songwriter Richard Thompson is an elder statesman of British folk at this point, having amassed an impressive discography since his start with the Fairport Convention…
Peter Helman | June 5, 2015 - 5:38 pm

Richard Thompson – “All Buttoned Up”

Richard Thompson writes songs about obsessive love and messy relationships like no other. "Vincent Black Lightning 1952," "Cold Kisses," "Beeswing," and practically every song on…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 26, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Richard Thompson – “Beatnik Walking” (Prod. Jeff Tweedy)

Prolific singer-songwriter Richard Thompson has been going for almost fifty years, working with a bunch of different producers as he explores the may different aspects…
James Rettig | April 28, 2015 - 9:41 am

Best Covers

R.E.M.’s 10 Best Cover Songs

From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they'd written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band…
John Everhart | September 18, 2014 - 1:06 pm