Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2009 Ratings: #30 / 852
Year End Rank: #32
User Score
Based on 68 ratings
2009 Ratings: #44
April 14, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Drag City / Label
Folk / Genres
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The highlight on "Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle" is the personal and cohesive songwriting. Along with the expanded instrumentation, Bill Callahan creates vivid and atmospheric vignettes through these poignant metaphors. Everything is just simply beautiful on this record.

Color: Brown
FAV TRACKS: Eid Ma Clack Shaw, Jim Cain, All Thoughts Are Pray to Some Beast, The Wind and The Dove, Too May Birds
LEAST FAV: My Friend, Rococo Zephyr
God I love this, it's everything that I love about late 2000's early 2010's folk. The instrumentals are luscious, and Callahan's performance is wondrous. Everything that makes a folk album charming and enjoyable in the first place. Can't recommend this enough.

Standout: My Friend
Favs: Jim Cain, Eid Ma Clack Shaw, Too Many Birds, Rococo Zephyr, Faith/Void
Least fav: All thoughts are prey to some beast
One of my favorite Callahan records. Definitely an essential record for me.
Everybody get together because Bill Callahan has a new collection of his unique stories to tell, promising a beautiful evening, based on the important elements of life: a smile, a kiss, a tear...
"Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle” neatly summarizes all the qualities that make Bill Callahan such an extraordinary singer-songwriter. A Drag City musician through and through, Callahan completes a trinity of idiosyncratic, otherworldly songwriters with Jason Molina and Will Oldham, and fans of either artists should surely love “Eagle.” But Callahan carves out his own identity through warm baritone and gorgeous, intricate chamber folk arrangements, as well as his own ... read more
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