Life Is People
Bill Fay - Life Is People
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2012 Rank: #62 / 929
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
August 21, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Consequence of Sound

With top-notch production framing technical and emotive musicianship, Fay recaptures his sound as a lucky few remember it.

80
musicOMH

There are moments here of unashamed dignity, compassion and humanity that are very much welcome in increasingly cynical and austere times.

80
Pitchfork

Beautiful, patient and poignant, Life Is People is an expert singer-songwriter album, as dependent upon keen insight as it is upon meticulous arrangement.

80
No Ripcord

He has come up with a gem of a record, heartfelt and true, that hopefully will get him some of the attention he richly deserves. 

70
PopMatters

One half of Fay’s Life is People proves worthy of such a long wait.

Oct 11, 2015
NonkelHans
75
Love the cover, great picture. The fact that the man is old doesn't worry me: he's not that much older than me actually. But as for this music: it seems well cafted enough, it just hasn't sunk in yet. OK for driving.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#3/MOJO
#6/Uncut
#19/BBC
#41/Piccadilly Records
#48/The Line of Best Fit
#50/AllMusic
Track List
  1. There Is A Valley 
  2. Big Painter 
  3. Never Ending Happening 
  4. This World 
  5. The Healing Day 
  6. City of Dreams 
  7. Be At Peace With Yourself 
  8. Jesus, Etc. 
  9. Empires 
  10. Thank You Lord 
  11. Cosmic Concerto (Life Is People) 
  12. The Coast No Man Can Tell
Contributions By
patton, royalflush, philthy


Added on: August 21, 2012