Lie Down In The Light - Bonnie "Prince" Billy
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  • Summary: Louisville-born Will Oldham releases his latest album produced by Mark Nevers.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
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  1. The eleven original songs all sound distinctively unique and yet, uniquely familiar all the same. And even when Oldham covers a song, he is able to make it sound like one of his own.
  2. Lie Down In The Light is the sound of a musician at ease, quietly and calming experimenting with his sound and subsequently coming up with his finest work to date.
  3. This maturation of lyrical character is the Bonnie "Prince" Billy we would hope for and expect at this juncture in his career. While there may always be a darkness, it's refreshing to bask in his newfound light.
  4. These 12 songs are beautiful in their bucolic simplicity, and elegant, too, in their tidy melodies and warm flickers of emotion.
  5. Will Oldham gets back to the country.
  6. The brisk bout of choral sighing that rounds off ‘I’ll Be Glad’ provides an effective grace note for this hugely likeable record, if underlining slightly the notion of Lie Down In The Light as a worthy, somewhat minor addition to Oldham’s formidable oeuvre.
  7. While not without its pleasures, particularly in its first half, the album seems to find the Bonnie ‘Prince’ just a little too much at ease for his (and our) own good.

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  1. FelipeP.
    Jun 7, 2008
    10
    Fantastic Album.
  2. NadavG.
    Jun 9, 2008
    10
    Amazing album.. so many beatiful moments and successes.. pure love for this album.
  3. RyanaB.
    Jun 21, 2008
    10
    Great album.
  4. RogerD.
    Jun 8, 2008
    8
    Eight outta ten, already.