Summer In The Southeast - Bonnie "Prince" Billy
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  • Summary: This 17-song set was recorded during Will Oldham's 2004 tour.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
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  1. Feels like an honest treat for longtime fans.
  2. 80
    It's a majestic transformation. [Dec 2005, p.102]
  3. 80
    Finds an uncommonly energised Oldham ranging across his capacious back catalogue, his palpable enthusiasm manifesting in unlikely between-song whoops of joy. [Dec 2005, p.116]
  4. Summer succeeds largely because it forces Oldham’s songs into unfamiliar positions.
  5. Just sloppy enough to make the magic seem magical--when they don't simply sound sloppy. [18 Nov 2005, p.135]
  6. The album captures an anger and regret intense enough to nearly bruise listeners and attendees, but also manages to preserve the pristine trembles in Oldham's throat.
  7. Instead of amplifying and strengthening the already delicate structure of his songs, Oldham and company strangely strip the songs of any emotion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3