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I Made A Place

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

I Made A Place

Latest release from the lo-fi alt.folk singer-songwriter Will Oldham

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  1. 10.0 |   Record Collector

    It’s thoughtful, beautiful fare, along with a few singalong stormers (Mama, Mama will get a crowd swaying at 30 paces) as you’d expect from Oldham, but it’s in the lyrics that he succeeds in his desire for self-reflection
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  2. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is autumnal in its resignation to death as a necessary part of life
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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    I Made A Place finds Will Oldham in reflective mood. It is an album focussed on the lessons to be learned, and joy to be found in the study of our own pasts, unconnected from the impossible to predict uncertainty of the future
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It's really a nightmare world Oldham describes, but he cloaks it in tender beauty, slight-of-hand that remodels human failure into heartening endurance, a consoling story against the cold. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The greatest compliment it can be paid is that it sounds like no time at all separates it from its predecessor. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy returns with his first album of original material in eight years, and it's a typically idiosyncratic, at-times aggressively upbeat, collection
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  7. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    It is tough to immediately decide where this record fits into Oldham’s dense, diverse and frankly daunting discography, but it’s reaffirming to see him still swinging for the fences
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    These 13 tracks tell, musically, of the years of collaboration, covers and self-examination since 2011’s Wolfroy Goes to Town
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  9. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Not only is I Have Made A Place the most consistent work Oldham has put out in some time, it is up there with the finest in his now very extensive back catalogue
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    It's one of the best alt-folk albums to come out in years
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  11. 8.0 |   Q

    A wonderful return. Print edition only

  12. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    A wonderful act of tenderness and a welcome return to the singular voice of Bonnie “Prince” Billy
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  13. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    Will Oldham’s first collection of new songs as Bonnie “Prince” Billy in several years focuses on simple pleasures and persistence
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  14. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Invigorated and with more purpose, Oldham feels the wholeness of family and unity
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  15. 7.0 |   All Music

    The album offers a lighter and mellower reading of Bonnie "Prince" Billy as he walks further down a perpetually twisting path with each new set of songs
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  16. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A breath of fresh air when listened next to many of Billy’s contemporaries
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  17. 7.0 |   The Music

    With some beautiful instrumentation, solid songwriting and funny, hopeful lyricism, I Made A Place is worth it just for the peace of mind that Will Oldham is doin' fine
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