Black Sheep Boy

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2005 Ratings: #78 / 455
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2005 Ratings: #33
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April 5, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
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85
Perhaps Okkervil River’s most iconic album, and certainly their most cohesive, “Black Sheep Boy” more than earns its status as a mid-2000s indie folk-rock classic. Will Sheff conducts a dark, depressed, almost depraved concept album that makes room for everything from all-time-great indie bangers (“Black”) to tender slow-dances (“A King and a Queen”), while still adhering closely to its story arc. The drama is set to gorgeously sprawling, baroque ... read more
mr_kite
85
At this point it can be probably considered a classic indie rock record, on par with Wilco's, Decemberists' or Iron&Wine's best releases. Haven't listened to it for a veeeery long time, which turns out to be a big mistake.
Hypnoglitz
88
This just steamrolled me.
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