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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for the singer-songwriter-producer was produced by Ryan Adams and feature guest appearances from Johnny Depp, Bob Mould, and Mike Viola.
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Bed on Fire
And oh, you've got a lot of nerve Making me want you so bad Never make this easier, so hard to have And you know you never will notice But you are... See the rest of the song lyrics

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  1. For those who are willing to go in without preconceived notions, this album is a masterpiece: a stunning feat of songwriting depth, emotional maturity, and melodic effortlessness that stands as one of the best albums to come out in years.
  2. Alternative Press
    Feb 2, 2015
    90
    Although the circumstances surrounding these songs' creation are undoubtedly tragic, Walker has been able to spin that sorrow into arguably the best material of his career. [Mar 2015, p.91]
  3. Jan 14, 2016
    80
    They are beautifully crafted songs, sung with feeling and subtlety and with lyrics full of honesty.
  4. Feb 3, 2015
    75
    With Afraid Of Ghosts, he’s boldly put himself in the spotlight--a brave move that pays off with rewarding, enduring songs.
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jan 30, 2015
    70
    Father's Day [was] inspired by his recently departed dad and explaining this subtly insidious album's overall reflective mood. [Mar 2015, p.90]
  6. Uncut
    Jan 30, 2015
    60
    Its muted feel is accented by folk-blues tones that rarely break out of a shuffle, enlivened only by some buzzing electric guitar cameos by guests including Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. [Mar 2015, p.84]
  7. Mojo
    Mar 19, 2015
    60
    Finally, a grown-up album from the oldest kid at the party. [Apr 2015, p.92]

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  1. Mar 8, 2015
    10
    OK, I was into love Butch Walker all of a sudden because of the Black Widows 'Black Spade', a punky triumph. But all of a sudden he made aOK, I was into love Butch Walker all of a sudden because of the Black Widows 'Black Spade', a punky triumph. But all of a sudden he made a left triumph. No words. Just fantastic. Get it and never look back ... Stunning ... Expand