About to Choke

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About to Choke
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 1996 (1996-11-12)
GenreFolk rock
Length45:24
LabelCapitol
ProducerJohn De Vries, Mark Lafalce, Vic Chesnutt
Vic Chesnutt chronology
Is the Actor Happy
(1995)
About to Choke
(1996)
The Salesman and Bernadette
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(choice cut)[3]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[4]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork7.5/10[6]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[7]
Spin6/10[8]

About to Choke is a 1996 album by Vic Chesnutt, an American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was known for his raw, expressive vocals. It was his fifth album overall and his first for a major label. It was first released by Capitol Records and was reissued by Plain Recordings on June 15, 2010.[9][10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Vic Chesnutt

  1. "Myrtle" – 3:09
  2. "New Town" – 4:09
  3. "Ladle" – 4:06
  4. "Tarragon" – 2:00
  5. "Swelters" – 3:51
  6. "(It's No Secret) Satisfaction" – 1:02
  7. "Little Vacation" – 3:43
  8. "Degenerate" – 4:23
  9. "Hot Seat" – 3:39
  10. "Giant Sands" – 3:40
  11. "Threads" – 4:23
  12. "See You Around" – 7:19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Thom. "About to Choke". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (1996-12-06). "Vic Chesnutt About to Choke (Capitol)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). "Vic Chesnutt". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 9780312245603.
  4. ^ Cromelin, Richard (1996-11-30). "Vic Chesnutt, "About to Choke," Capitol". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 160. ISBN 9780743201698.
  6. ^ Deusner, Stephen (21 June 2010). "About to Choke [Reissue]". Pitchfork.
  7. ^ Robbins, Ira (21 November 1996). "About to Choke Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 28 April 2009.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ Miles, Milo (December 1996). "Records". Spin. 12 (9): 144.
  9. ^ Kreps, Daniel (19 May 2010). "Vic Chesnutt's 'About to Choke' Returns as June Reissue". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  10. ^ Nelson, Chris (4 November 1998). "On About to Choke, Vic Chesnutt Doesn't". MTV News.