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Editors’ Notes

Will Oldham makes a slight name change for his third full-length Palace album, modifying the "Brothers" tag to "Music" as the band expands to include Sebadoh's Jason Loewenstein on drums and Plush's Liam Hayes on piano and organ. The performances are sloppy at times, with rhythms that halt and piano and guitar notes wandering off course. But there's still an enigmatic charm to the opening trio of tunes, with "More Brother Rides" (which builds an unusual web of sound as it shuffles between two chords) and "Viva Ultra" (which features a few bum notes, despite the song's simplicity). "Work Hard/Play Hard" is strikingly loud and uptempo compared with Oldham's typical penchant for the slow and crestfallen. "New Partner" uses the simplicity of a classic country song to evoke Willie Nelson, while "Cat's Blues" adds bluesy guitar courtesy of Bryan Rich, whose lines blur into dissonance. Oldham explores the joys of amateurism and spontaneity, coming up with one of the most compelling (and delightfully flawed) albums of the '90s.

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Alt-Country breakthrough

Bonnie "Prince" Billy is probably my favorite folk singer/songwriter. If you enjoyed his latest album, Lie Down in the Light, you will love this 90s classic. Will Oldham started as a raw country songwriter with his brother and friends. "Viva Last Blues", shows his americana style most effectively. The melodies are brilliant. Will's voice is a bit shakey at his young age during this recording, but it seems to fit the emotion of the album well. His dirty humor as well as vivid imagery are trademarked on this amazing early work of his. If you like BPB but want a bit of a country-style edge, purchase this amazing piece of art. 10/10

Holy God!!!!

It's about time!!!

Worth every Mb

I have bought this cd at least 6 times. And it was worth every penny. Some stolen, some given away, I never minded buying it again. I'm just glad it's digital now. One of my all time favorates.

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