- Record Label: Drag City
- Release Date: Apr 14, 2009
MojoSometimes 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]
Under The RadarThere are moments peaking around 'The Wind And The Dove' with its gauzy Wurlitzer and "Thief Of Baghdad arrangements. Later, 'Rococo Zephyr' and 'My Friend' start in interesting places but slowly dissolve into the album's clunky tail section. [Spring 2009, p.65]
ReubenParksApr 16, 2009Great Album!
GrubeckkafahinApr 15, 2009Record of the year! Bill's best.
AndyjApr 17, 2009river 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 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.… Collapse
JoannaApr 28, 2009One of the best albums of 2009 for me.
GrantMacMillanApr 24, 2009Outstanding.
May 1, 2012Bill Callahan doesn't quite measure up to his previous recordings on this one.
Revamped lyrics to Faith/Void: "It's time to put SmogBill Callahan doesn't quite measure up to his previous recordings on this one.
Revamped lyrics to Faith/Void: "It's time to put Smog awaaaaaaaaaaaay..."… Expand
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