There really should be a national compulsory day-off for the whole nation when a Will Oldham record is released! Because they should be savoured, like a fine wine (which incidentally always goes well with an Uncle Will record)- hence the reason I buy them all on vinyl - a listening experience! He is the benchmark for all songwriters of our generation and he astounds with every record. And this one is a real grower, just like The Letting Go which crept up on you stealthily and threw you to the ground mercilessly and has never let go since! Long live the prince!
Absolutely the greatest album ever made - from a band that burned brightly but all too briefly, and seemed poised to conquer the world, a masterpiece on every level possible in music, it perfectly combines razor-sharp lyrics with melody and aggression, and is intense as music can possibly be.Uplifting and powerful in a way that only truly great bands are, there's not an album on the planet that even comes near it. Simply a matter of life and death.