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Bonny Light Horseman

Bonny Light Horseman

Bonny Light Horseman

Debut release from the trio of Anaïs Mitchell, Josh Kaufman and Eric D. Johnson revives songs handed down through the ages

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
37d03d
UK Release date
24/01/2020
US Release date
24/01/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    For trad-folk fans who like to dig deep, this record is a perfect launching point — there are endless avenues of history to be found here
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  2. 8.6 |   Paste Magazine

    You’ve got not only one of the best albums of early 2020, but one worth remembering when it’s time to make your list at year’s end
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    There’s a rich vein of history mined on Bonny Light Horseman that makes for rewarding listening. Some songs, after all, are just timeless
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  4. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Bonny Light Horseman excels in its simplicity, camaraderie and passion
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  5. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    This is classic folk that shimmers with a vitality and determination so hypnotic and cohesive, it seems like they wrote these selections themselves
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    These great songs live on through reinvention; Bonny Light Horseman have done them proud. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The trio are faithful to their ancient source material, while adding spacious arrangements, harmony choruses and subtle embellishments that amplify the songs' emotional punch. Print edition only

  8. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The folk supergroup subtly recasts centuries of standards for our fractious and uncertain present
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  9. 6.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Your standard indie-folk fare from a collective of musical minds that is capable of so much more
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  10. 6.0 |   All Music

    Three indie folk luminaries take a contemporary approach to a set of traditional folk ballads that feels just a bit too polite
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