Review : OKKERVIL RIVER - Black Sheep Boy Appendix
JunkMediaBlack Sheep Boy Appendix is an even stronger set than the universally lauded long-player it appends. Black Sheep Boy, Okkervil River's fourth full-length which was released in April, relates a dark and intimate mythology (a belief as firmly based on six months spent staring at a poster of the album art as the music on the album - if you've seen the frightful allegory, you know what we mean). ...full text
BlogcriticsBlack Sheep Boy Appendix works like a distilled, alternative version of one of 2005's most acclaimed albums, Black Sheep Boy. Rather than serve as a mere EP of alternate takes, it's a mini-concept album that may prove to be the perfect introduction to its predecessor for all those that missed out on it the first time around....full text
PunkNewsWill Sheff is a modern literary genius. His lyrics are profound and “novelesque” and the stories he tells are heartbreaking and real, even when they exist in some sort of fantasy realm. Fourteen and fifteen-year-old girls seem to be flocking over to the Bright Eyes boat when it comes to “deep” lyrics, and while I respect Conor Oberst I can also confidently say that Will Sheff of Okkervil River is on a different level....full text
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