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Spoils

5 May 2009

7.12 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
The Flyting of Grief & Joy (Eternal Return)
7:06
2
You Muses Assist
4:31
3
So Bored Was I (Dark Triad)
5:36
4
Unyoked Oxen Turn
5:47
5
The Book of Doves
4:32
6
Ned Ludd's Rant (For a World Rebarbarised)
4:40
7
Hazel Forks
5:26
8
Under No Enchantment (But My Own)
8:09


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 5 May 2009
  • Label: Drag City
  • Total Length: 45:47
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002QZ2BU4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,103 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent 28 Jun 2009
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Traditional folk with an off-kilter feel. Fabulous music, and it must be said that the lyrics are intriguing and in some cases vocabulary-expanding - he's certainly thoughtful in all aspects of his composition.

If you like Bonnie Prince Billy, Rachel Unthank and/or Richard Thompson I suspect you should probably buy this CD - it's wonderful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like Nothing Else Around 1 Aug 2011
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I like Alasdair Roberts because he doesn't sound like anybody else, because unlike so many other young folkies, there's no real analogue for his music in the history of the folk revival. You couldn't really mistake his songs for traditional ones (at least not if you're paying attention) but he somehow captures some essential spirit of the tradition, in ways that so many strive for and fail to achieve. Paradoxically, it's this that makes him a genuine original.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best 19 Oct 2009
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The first listen might not get you there but play the thing again. Some of the best lyrics I've heard since Dylan sang Gates of Eden.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a listen. 28 May 2009
By David
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I have only bought this cd very recently and I can honestly say that it is one of the most rewarding albums that I have heard in a long. long time.
It is very difficult to categorise the musical style as I feel that I would not be able to do it full justice. Let's just say that it is not just guitars and drums and it is certainly not modern pop music.
Well worth a listen.
Highly recommended purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well, there's also... 3 Dec 2009
By Jerome Clark - Published on Amazon.com
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Surely the most obvious influence on this recording is Robin Williamson, from both his Incredible String Band days and his later solo career. Just listen to the phrasing, for example, in "So Bored Was I." Not to mention the overall instrumental, melodic, and lyrical approach, forged like Williamson's in the Scots folk tradition and taken in unusual, albeit organic-sounding, directions.

Alasdair Roberts is someone whose music I'm just discovering, with undiluted delight. I also highly recommend his all-traditional "No Earthly Man."
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent 28 Jun 2009
By P MARTIN - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Traditional folk with an off-kilter feel. Fabulous music, and it must be said that the lyrics are intriguing and in some cases vocabulary-expanding - he's certainly thoughtful in all aspects of his composition.

If you like Bonnie Prince Billy, Rachel Unthank and/or Richard Thompson I suspect you should probably buy this CD - it's wonderful.
5.0 out of 5 stars First rate folk-rock 31 Dec 2012
By W. H. Burroughs - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of my favorite records of the last 10 years. It manages to capture the essence of classic folk-rock without sounding dated. There are echoes of Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span, but it still somehow comes across as a modern record. There are no weak tracks on the album, and I never seem to get tired of it.
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