Black Sheep Boy

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2005 Ratings: #56 / 424
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
2005 Ratings: #52
April 5, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
Suggest a Genre
Add
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Tags
Your Review
Sign In to rate and review
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.
99
Ever since their introduction to my life with their song "For Real"'s appearance in Saints Row 2, Okkervil River has been one of the best influences on my life as far as music goes. Black Sheep Boy is a loosely put together collection of desperately made pieces that reek of sheer depression and melancholy of the most genuine and honest variety I have ever seen in music.
Purchasing Black Sheep Boy from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

Year End Lists

#48/Pitchfork
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
In Library (7)
pickledbrain
veery
davecoop18
Hypnoglitz
thomjd
MadeWith
fourtwenty
Contributions By
royalflush, patton