Black Sheep Boy - Okkervil River
User Score
9.5

Universal acclaim- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 79
  2. Negative: 1 out of 79

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  1. Jun 6, 2011
    7
    Solid effort, nothing that'll blow your mind but it's worth the money.
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. It's hard not to stare in open-mouthed amazement at the sheer brilliance of Black Sheep Boy, though you're trying to clinically dissect all the elements that make it so.
  2. [Sheff's] uncompromisingly literate songs provide unusually rewarding payoffs. [May 2005, p.124]
  3. 80
    What strike most are Sheff's strained, impassioned vocals and the joyful variety of instrumentation. [#67, p.110]