|Some nights I thirst for real blood, for real knives, for real cries. And then the flash of steel from real guns in real life really fills my...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Alternative Press[Sheff's] uncompromisingly literate songs provide unusually rewarding payoffs. [May 2005, p.124]
The New York TimesWhat's most exciting about ''Black Sheep Boy'' is that Okkervil River sounds more than ever like a band. [9 Apr 2005]
MCJul 1, 2005A subdued, more literate and less obscure "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea." It's in the same league as the Neutral Milk Classic, although A subdued, more literate and less obscure "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea." It's in the same league as the Neutral Milk Classic, although "Aeroplane" takes it by a bit. It's that good… Expand
DanOJun 21, 2005Album of the year thus far, glad this finally got put on here.
RobTJul 5, 2009Black Sheep Boy is a masterpiece on level with NMH's Aeroplane Over the Sea.
ivebeenlisteningtookkervillongerthanyouSep 20, 2005this is their most musicaly and emotionly polished album yet
anthonywJul 10, 2006Fantastic album, easily in the top 5 albums of 05. An epic story of the Black Sheep Boy weaved into a storytellers album. Easily their best work.
MikeMOct 14, 2007Simply phenomenal. Okkervil River's crowing achievement, and a pure joy to listen to from start to finish. I cannot recommend this album enough.
[Anonymous]Jun 23, 2005no more boring americana albums look ahead fellas
Awards & Rankings
|Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers - Kendrick Lamar|
|Motomami - Rosalía|
|This Is a Photograph - Kevin Morby|
|The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts - Bruce Springsteen|
|Ants From Up There - Black Country, New Road|
|Bloodmoon: I - Converge|
|Feeding the Machine - Binker & Moses|
|30 - Adele|
|Dawn FM - The Weeknd|
|Forever on My Mind - Son House|
|Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You - Big Thief|
|Henki - Richard Dawson|
|Forfolks - Jeff Parker|
|For You Who Are the Wronged - Kathryn Joseph|
|Summer at Land's End - The Reds, Pinks & Purples|
|Electricity - Ibibio Sound Machine|
|Wet Leg - Wet Leg|
|LIFE ON EARTH - Hurray for the Riff Raff|
|It's Almost Dry - Pusha T|
|Dance Fever - Florence + the Machine|