Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bonnie Prince Billy - "Wolfroy Goes To Town" album

Louisville native Will Oldham is an indie folk/country icon, and this, his long-awaited (16th?) album, marks a return of sorts to his earlier, starker acoustic days. Whereas his last major release was more upbeat and country-influenced, this one's spare, intimate, and almost meditational. Highlights include the lonely English-style folk of "New Whaling", the rollicking "Quail and Dumplings", and the stunningly sad "We Are Unhappy". Superb! (Drag City)

The Royal-Stable (the best Bonnie site, maintained by fans)

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