Albums to watch

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[?]


UK Release date
US Release date
  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  4. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Bonny Light Horseman excels in its simplicity, camaraderie and passion
    Read Review

  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

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

  6. 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

  7. 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
    Read Review

  8. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The folk supergroup subtly recasts centuries of standards for our fractious and uncertain present
    Read Review

  9. 7.0 |   Long Live Vinyl

    When this works best, it’s utterly magical
    Read Review

  10. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Indie-folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman find ways to turn a collective vision into a singular sound with their reworkings of traditional songs
    Read Review

  11. 6.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Your standard indie-folk fare from a collective of musical minds that is capable of so much more
    Read Review

  12. 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
    Read Review

blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews