Black Sheep Boy - Okkervil River
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 83
  2. Negative: 3 out of 83

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  1. Jun 6, 2011
    7
    Solid effort, nothing that'll blow your mind but it's worth the money.
  2. Sep 1, 2014
    10
    Quite possibly the most underrated album of all time. This is indie folk at its finest. I've listened to this album hundreds of times but, unlike other albums, I seem to never get tired of it.
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]