No Earthly Man - Alasdair Roberts
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  • Summary: Will Oldham produced this third album for the former Appendix Out member, which consists of his interpretations of traditional Scottish folk songs.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. 90
    A near-faultless record. [Apr 2005, p.97]
  2. These sparsely arranged folk songs are hauntingly pretty. [19 Mar 2005, p.59]
  3. While several have done it just as well before him, Alasdair Roberts has few peers when it comes to treating these rather cruel stories with such love and care.
  4. A sombre, sorrowful collection.
  5. 70
    The core remains Roberts' discomfitingly pure way with diction. [May 2005, p.109]
  6. It's a truly haunting record populated by ghosts. [May 2005, p.116]
  7. Lacks the dynamism and subtlety of Farewell Sorrow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. adamk
    Apr 15, 2005
    9
    Haunting, murderous and sometimes beautiful, this album remains still in my stereo and, try as i might, i cannot remove it. Incredible.
  2. WayneB
    May 21, 2005
    9
    A spellbinding release from the former frontman of the overlooked Scottish outfit, Appendix Out. All traditional folksongs arranged beautifully by Alasdair and produced by Sir Will Oldham. Light the candles kick, back in the stereo "sweet spot" and enjoy the dreaminess of these songs! Expand