User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31

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  1. PerspicaciousCritic
    Oct 20, 2006
    6
    All the stars seem to perfectly align on
  2. shelbyt
    Oct 1, 2006
    4
    Boring and very flowery, in a bad way. I'm going to the renaissance festival today and expect to hear music not much less engaging than this. I loved the Superwolf Collab. and I See A Darkness but this release just has no pulse.
  3. madsl
    Dec 4, 2006
    5
    I think Will Oldhams persona (this "wild man in the woods"-shtick) is beginning to wear a bit thin...in my mind he peaked with the magnificent I see a Darkness - this is just a minor rerun with added strings and that horrible backing singer, who certainly does her best at making the music obtrusive in an almost comical way...
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84

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Paste Magazine
    90
    At last, Will Oldham as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy has given us a record of cryptic romanticism to complement the silver-rimmed bleakness of his 1999 masterpiece I See A Darkness. [Sep 2006, p.73]
  2. It’s a winning combination, with the Prince’s shambolic charm still intact but lent clarity by the new additions that make this infinitely preferable to previous efforts.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    The effect is soothing, though it crosses the line into uncharacteristic blandness at times. [22 Sep 2006, p.94]