Old Wow

Sam Lee - Old Wow
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
2020 Ratings: #7
January 31, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Cooking Vinyl / Label
Folk / Genres
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Combines the purity of ‘Five Leaves Left’, some of Benjamin Clementine’s theatricality, the gently unfolding arrangements of ‘Ys’ and the same solid connection with the soil beneath that, say, Ben Howard’s ‘Noonday Dream’ or Talk Talk’s ‘Laughing Stock’ took care to nurture.

As impressive a folk song cycle as 2020 might offer us.
At first glance, Old Wow seems to be connected to the roots of nature, it is in fact deeply human. After the delicious Bonny Light Horseman album, it's the turn of an Englishman to offer us a little treasure of traditional folk. If you don't know Sam Lee, is an artist who was revealed to a large audience in 2012 with an excellent first effort Ground Of It's Down, but who always preferred to privilege his music, his passions and his principles at the expense of celebrity. This also explains why ... read more
Great album.
Genre: Folk
Origin: UK

Final Verdict: 61% (Good Album)
Yearly ranking: 39th / 112

Highlight: The Moon Shines Bright

Made me think of:
Damien Jurado
Billy Bragg
Jeri Southern
Peter Gabriel
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Added on: December 7, 2019