Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31

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  1. Grubeckkafahin
    Apr 15, 2009
    10
    Record of the year! Bill's best.
  2. ReubenParks
    Apr 16, 2009
    10
    Great Album!
  3. Andyj
    Apr 17, 2009
    9
    river aint too much is still my favorite, but this is a great return to that vein of songwriting. "i was darker, then i got lighter, then i got darker again." Maybe in darker times, these baritone-voiced sages that some of us have loved all along will be a little more celebrated. with david berman retired, I really hope bill hangs in there and keeps making great albums.
  4. Joanna
    Apr 28, 2009
    9
    One of the best albums of 2009 for me.
  5. GrantMacMillan
    Apr 24, 2009
    9
    Outstanding.

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Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. To that extent Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle seems like a return to older pastures--Callahan’s vocals again dominate, the production is more intimate, the songs themselves are again driven forward by the self-same rhythmic percussion and simple guitar riffs that became Callahan’s signature style over the last decade.
  2. Mojo
    100
    Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle is a record of grand hopes and epic imagery, and powerful, uplifting music--the most accomplished of his 20-year career. [Apr 2009, p.102]
  3. It's reminiscent at times to what pal and label stablemate Will Oldham did on Bonnie "Prince" Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music.