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Bill Callahan: Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Buy! - (Drag City)
The 2nd album released under his own name finds Bill Callahan returning to the darker themes he explored when recording as Smog. The sound is a warm, gentle, but also unsettling kind of orchestral folk-pop, with sometimes spare, sometimes lush arrangements using strings along with French horn, piano and organ as counterpoints to Callahan’s dry baritone and evocative lyrics of heartbreak and loss that suggest much more than they spell out. The songs are also consistently strong from start to finish, making this one of the finest albums of his lengthy career. 4/22/2009 - Don Yates
Other Bill Callahan album reviews:

Dream River - 9/20/2013
Apocalypse - 4/11/2011