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5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfectly produced, first class song writing., 3 Oct. 2001
Chesnutt's major label debut, "About to Choke" is an exceptional record. From the opening bars of the first song, "Myrtle" you know you're in for a treat. The production on this record is undoubtedly more polished than that of his previous releases but far from damaging, the full sound serves to enhance the soul encapsulated in these beautiful but harrowing songs.
One begins to wonder whether Chesnutt can sustain the intensity of the record across 12 songs. He accomplishes this feat by effortlessly veering through genres from folk to pop via the jazz tinged soul of "Little Vacation". Chesnutt's unique voice sews the album together, preventing the listener from losing any sense of coherency.