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  • Summary: 'Superwolf' is the first collaboration between singer-songwriter Will Oldham (aka Bonnie Prince Billy) and Zwan's Matt Sweeney.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  1. Superwolf contains some of [Oldham's] most startling work yet.
  2. Superwolf is collaboration in the truest sense of the word, and the talents of the two musicians involved feel revitalized and meaningful in ways that they may not have for some time.
  3. Soft and subtle, Superwolf is the kind of record that unwinds slowly, and is best enjoyed over multiple listens and, unsurprisingly, many glasses of wine.
  4. Superwolf is simultaneously bleak and tender, the kind of album to reveal itself in layers over time. [#9]
  5. Has the evocative tang of something ancient and the folk-rock idiom of the modern age. [Feb 2005, p.103]
  6. Sweeney brings an array of agile guitar playing and striking harmonies that create a more contained, musically astute Billyvironment.
  7. Full of sombre, skeletal and obliquely confessional songs, it's a crafted collection with ruminations on sex and loss. [5 Feb 2005, p.50]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. R.C.Miller
    Feb 6, 2005
    10
    one of the most introspective, honest, and frightening recordings I have ever heard. God, sharks, and donkey dicks; what more could one ask?
  2. MattE
    Feb 10, 2005
    10
    Will's haunting voice and lyrics are as captivating as ever. This coupled with the rolling, complex and fluid guitar work of Matt Will's haunting voice and lyrics are as captivating as ever. This coupled with the rolling, complex and fluid guitar work of Matt Sweeney has created an album that is pure, unadulterated brilliance. I'm naming it album of the year...and it's still only February! Expand
  3. HSilloh
    Feb 24, 2005
    9
    Hey Hollis, What is it that you don't like about this? I find it a captivating listen. What captivates you?
  4. jeffb
    May 20, 2005
    9
    Great song writing. best work sense ease down the road.
  5. michaelh
    Mar 8, 2005
    8
    A beautiful record that grows on you like a vine
  6. [Anonymous]
    Apr 1, 2005
    8
    Strong singer-songwriter effort that isn't afraid to rock out (Neil Young-style) every once in a while. Well-written and well-played... Strong singer-songwriter effort that isn't afraid to rock out (Neil Young-style) every once in a while. Well-written and well-played... Props to these guys. Expand
  7. HollisH
    Feb 10, 2005
    1
    Please give me a break. Please stop this right now. This album is awful and people need to stop encouraging "Bonny" prince "Billy". T There Please give me a break. Please stop this right now. This album is awful and people need to stop encouraging "Bonny" prince "Billy". T There is nothing here. Expand

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