AOTY 2017
I Am Very Far
Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2011 Ratings: #143 / 892
User Score
Based on 13 ratings
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

Both a likely contender for the finest indie rock record of the year, then, and a breathtakingly chaotic venture far beyond that genre’s remit.

80
PopMatters

If I Am Very Far frustrates with its lack of clear intentions, it also fascinates for the same reason.

79
Pitchfork

I Am Very Far manages to put Sheff's lyrics and the band's music on equal footing.

70
musicOMH

This release sees Sheff withdrawing ever so slightly and delivering an album which is considerably more opaque than previous outings.

70
Consequence of Sound

I Am Very Far is Okkervil River’s longest effort to date (by a mere few minutes) and it feels like it.

Nov 3, 2014
100
Groovy. Absolutely fucking groovy. Some serious "I fucking own this bitch" music and I recommend it to anyone with ears. "Piratess" is such a meticulously crafted masterpiece that its a wonder why it isn't #1 on every Billboard Top 40 from now to the end of time. Struggling to even adequately express my love for this album. Just. Just fucking listen to it.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#39/PopMatters
Track List
  1. The Valley 
  2. Piratess 
  3. Rider 
  4. Lay of the Last Survivor 
  5. White Shadow Waltz
  6. We Need a Myth 
  7. Hanging from a Hit 
  8. Show Yourself 
  9. Your Past Life as a Blast 
  10. Wake and Be Fine 
  11. The Rise
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patton, philthy