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Wolfroy Goes To Town

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

Wolfroy Goes To Town

Latest offering from lo-fi alt.folk legend Will Oldham, this time accompanied by Chicago songwriter Angel Olsen

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  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A confounding and bewitching set of songs that feels gloriously out of time. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The songs are slow and considered, the lyrics delicate and obtuse
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  3. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A return to the desolate beauty of 1999's landmark album I See a Darkness
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  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Those who like their Will Oldham albums straight-up, sparse and intimate will find Wolfroy right up their street
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    An absolute, unerring joy. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   NME

    The entire thing is an absolute, unerring joy
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  7. 8.0 |   BBC

    A sober and smart record – his finest since 1999's I See a Darkness
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  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    An album of Falstaffian name, but chaste and pensive character. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    An album of striking and stark beauty
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Great, subdued, meaty songs
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  11. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Will Oldham’s still got it. He’s not mellowed with age and long may his misery continue along with his talent for making beautiful, dark, raging, bleak and godless music
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  12. 8.0 |   Q

    There is still hope and humour amid even the deepest gloom. Print edition only

  13. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Oldham's music is deeply attuned to the past and to the people we imagine inhabited it, yet his actorly approach separates him from the mainstream Americana crowd
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  14. 7.5 |   Bowlegs

    Another fine collection of wavering folk and lonesome blues
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  15. 7.0 |   Prefix

    There's enough of Oldham's mix of pathos, wit, and confrontation to keep you picking out curious lyrics for a long time to come
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  16. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    There is a safety and surety in the performance, a blend of his familiar croak with his new-found warmth, rounded out in the right moments with help from friends
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  17. 7.0 |   Clash

    Definitely for the faint-hearted
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  18. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    Wolfroy is emotionally stirring and softly jaunty
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  19. 6.0 |   Spin

    Song structures dissolve altogether on Wolfroy Goes to Town. Most of the record crawls by quietly, like a wary hunter
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  20. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    Wolfroy is too academic for its own good
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  21. 6.0 |   Rave Magazine

    With each song taking a leisurely pace, Wolfroy Goes To Town is a familiar collection of music that Bonnie Prince Billy fans will embrace, and while his lyrical content may have changed with age, his style is consistent
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  22. 5.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    Comes up short of being surprising, let alone, challenging. Its biggest problem is that, from start of finish, it feels strangely reserved
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